Eric Grunwald is Lecturer II in the English Language Studies group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds a B.A. with Distinction in history from Stanford University and an M.A. in English/creative writing from Boston University. He draws on a wide breadth of scholastic and vocational experience—math, physics, computer programing, electronics, acting, desktop publishing, technology transfer, university fundraising, editing, writing, and graduate course work in applied linguistics—to design and teach a variety of communication courses for bilingual undergraduates and graduate students at MIT. His courses include expository composition (u.g.), creative writing (u.g.), academic and professional writing (grad.), and speaking, listening, and pronunciation (both). A writer of fiction, translations, book reviews, and, currently, poetry, he has had work published in Prick of the Spindle, Partisan Review, The MacGuffin, Agni, The Boston Sunday Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. He has won numerous grants and fellowships as a writer and teacher, and has taught at Boston University and in Tufts University’s University Preparatory Program (UPP) for elite Chinese high school seniors. He is fluent in German and proficient in Italian and last summer led historical, literary, and culinary tours of Boston and surrounding areas in English and Italian.