Bill is an essayist, culture critic, and former professor of English at Yale University. He is a Contributing Writer for The Nation and a Contributing Editor for The New Republic and The American Scholar. His work, which has also appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and other national publications, has been nominated three times for the National Magazine Award, translated into 14 languages, and anthologized in 19 college readers. “Solitude and Leadership,” the text of a talk he delivered at West Point, has been taught across the US military, in the corporate world, at schools of business, and at the Aspen Institute. He is also a frequent speaker on college campuses. His current book project is Excellent Sheep: Thinking for Yourself, Inventing Your Life, and Other Things the Ivy League Won’t Teach You. Bill is excited about Tivnu: Building Justice because he believes that it is important for kids to take a year after high school to explore other options in the world as well as other parts of themselves.