Dan Brayton teaches in the Department of English and American Literatures, and the Program in Environmental Studies, at Middlebury College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College (1992), a master’s from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1994), and his doctorate from Cornell University (2001). His courses at Middlebury cover a wide range of topics, from nature and environmental writing to maritime literature, New England fiction, early modern literature, especially Shakespeare, and world literature. His book, Shakespeare’s Ocean: An Ecocritical Exploration, published in 2012 by the University of Virginia Press, won the 2012 Northeast Modern Language Association Book Prize. He has also published an edited volume, Ecocritical Shakespeare (Ashgate 2011; with Lynne Bruckner) and numerous articles on early modern English literature. An avid sailor from childhood, he has sailed over ten thousand miles in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Caribbean. He has also taught courses for Sea Education Association, ashore and at sea, as well as for the Williams-Mystic Program in Maritime Studies. He will be sailing for SAS with his wife and colleague, Antonia J. Losano, and their two children, Nico and Nell.