Tim Dugdale (PhD 1999) is a member of the faculty in digital media studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. Although he holds a PhD in communication/anthropology from Wayne State, Tim Dugdale's principal area of interest and teaching is creative writing, particularly the social realist novel and new journalism in all its various glories. He authored two such novels and is finishing two more. He also co-edits UDM's national academic journal, Post Identity. He is the graphic designer for The Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture, the University of Detroit Mercy Press, and he is also the founder of Atomic Quill Press. Dugdale is a committed theistic existentialist and has written on the relationship of philosophy to electronic music, celebrity and sports.