Timothy Bagwell holds an interdisciplinary humanities doctorate and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, both from the University of Iowa. He has taught at Grinnell College, the University of California at Riverside, and Vanderbilt University, where he was a Mellon Teaching Fellow and a Fellow at the Vanderbilt Center for the Humanities. He has worked as an editor and editorial manager for Houghton-Mifflin (now Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt) and McGraw-Hill Education. Since 2012 he has worked as a freelance writer and editor on a wide variety of print and digital educational products for the K-12 and college markets. He is skilled as a content developer, writer, content editor, copy editor, and proofreader.