Joshua Doležal was an M.A. student at UNL from 1997-1999 and returned for a Ph.D. from 2001-2005. Since that time he has taught American literature, creative writing, medical humanities, and sustainability at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he is now Professor of English. He is also the author of a memoir, Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging (University of Iowa Press, 2014). His scholarship has appeared in journals such as Cather Studies, Literature and Medicine, and Medical Humanities.