Dean Roughton is a single father, an Associate Professor of English at College of The Albemarle in northeastern NC, and a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network.  He holds a Bachelors in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University

He usually gets ready for work by dancing in the shower - with a grace similar to that of the offspring of a Cuervoed-up lemur and a Rhesus monkey drinking ecstasy/vodka tonics - while listening to hip hop on Pandora Radio. Because he can if he wants to.