Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Andrew Collins is the editor and restaurant writer for  The Pearl, a regional magazine in Portland, Oregon, and he contributes to several guidebooks (including Pacific Northwest, New England, New Mexico, and National Parks) for Fodor’s Travel. He's also a regular contributor to New Mexico Magazine and has written for Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, AAA Living, and Sunset. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University.

Michael Dunphy is the managing editor of FlyWashington, Air Chicago, and LAX magazines, and is former editor-in-chief of The Bridge, in Montpelier, Vermont, and contributing editor to Fodor's travel guides. His articles and essays have appeared in CNN, USA Today, Forbes, Tablet, American Way, Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly, Time Out, Virtuoso Life, TravelAge West, and Beer Advocate, among many others. 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.