Josef Vice has been a composition professor for Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) for the past 10 years and has been a teacher for 30 years total. His experience includes teaching everything from 9th grade English to Shakespeare, business communication, and literary criticism. He earned a Master of Arts in English from Jacksonville State University and completed PhD course work and examinations in rhetoric and composition, 20th century literature, and the poetry of W.H. Auden. He also completed a summer program in Stratford of Avon, studying Shakespeare on stage through the University of Birmingham. He has published articles on W.H. Auden and has written book chapters for composition textbooks. His research interests include gender theory, composition pedagogy, and southern literature, and culture.