William Deresiewicz, Ph.D.
Bestselling Author, The New York Times, Critic and College Speaker
William Deresiewicz, Ph.D. is an award-winning essayist and critic and a frequent college speaker. He taught English at Yale University from 1998-2008, and he was a graduate instructor at Columbia from 1993-98.
Prof. Deresiewicz is the author of the 2014 New York Times bestselling book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. He is a contributing writer for The Nation and a contributing editor for The New Republic and The American Scholar. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. He has won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, the Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, and is a three-time nominee for the National Magazine Award.