Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Andrew Collins is editor-in-chief of and writes about food and travel in several regional magazines, including The Pearl, and  Love Wins, both LGBT travel and wedding magazines covering  Texas, California, and the Pacific Northwest. He's also a regular contributor to New Mexico Magazine and has written for Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, AAA Living, and Sunset, as well as for more than 200 guidebooks for Fodor's Travel Publications. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University.

Michael Dunphy is the managing editor of The Montpelier Bridge in Vermont, and has been a contributing writer for USA Today’s travel publication RoadWarriorVoices, a contributing writer to Travel Weekly, and editor of Rawckus Magazine. His articles and essays have appeared in PBS: Next Avenue, American Way, Travel + Leisure, Time Out, Beer Advocate, and NewYork.com, among many others. He has worked as an editor and contributor to Fodor’s Travel (Random House). He holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College.

Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Salon, The Rumpus, The Sonora Review, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He holds a BA from Binghamton University.