David Beighley is a Professor of English and currently serves as Dean for Pierpont’s School of General Education and Professional Studies. Dean Beighley holds a M.A. in English (Emphasis in Early Modern Literature) from West Virginia University, and a B.A. in English Literature and B.S. in Professional Writing from Slippery Rock University (PA). He has presented numerous papers at regional and national conferences, such as the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Sigma Tau Delta (English Honorary) International Convention, and the Carnegie Mellon Graduate Studies Colloquium. Additionally, Dean Beighley has served as an editor for Connotation Press and a reviewer for Pearson Education.