Judith E. Franklin has been Assistant Professor of English at Drexel University since the year 2000. She is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She taught English and Humanities at Harcum College from 1980-95, where she also originated a course in Holocaust Studies. For two of those years, she also taught English at Villanova University. During a sabbatical year in Israel, she taught English at the University of Haifa. At Drexel, she has been teaching mainly in the First-Year Writing Program, with courses in the English Electives category: Fiction and the British poet, William Blake.