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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Tom Robotham

Tom Robotham is an award-winning journalist with nearly 40 years of experience. He began his career as a reporter and columnist for The Staten Island Advance, a New York City daily. From there he went on to work for Esquire and subsequently became a freelance contributor to Cosmopolitan. Currently, he divides his time between teaching English and Mass-Media Studies at both Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College, and writing for Coastal Virginia Magazine, VEER, and other publications. He is also the author of five books on American history and culture.