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Steve Isenberg is a Visiting Professor at the William E. Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. He was most recently the Executive Director of PEN American Center, the world's oldest literary human rights organization. He has been a newspaper publisher and senior executive at Newsday, the Los Angeles Times and the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, a lawyer, an interim university president and was chief of staff to New york City Mayor, John V. Lindsay. He has taught courses on British and American literature in the honors program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he won the teaching award in Liberal Arts, and at the University of California at Berkeley, Yale University and Davidson College, as well as courses on journalism and politics. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley; an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Worcester College, Oxford University; a J.D. from Yale Law School and an honorary doctorate from Adelphi University. His essay 'Dining on Olympus' was chosen for Best Essays of 2010.