Judith Ruderman (Ph.D., Duke) retired in July 2009 from her position as Vice Provost for Academic and Administrative Services and Adjunct Professor of English. Since then she has served as Visiting Professor of English, continuing her 20+ year career teaching undergraduates at Duke. She conducts seminars in her specialty, D. H. Lawrence, as well as in Jewish-American Literature. Dr. Ruderman is the author of books on D. H. Lawrence, William Styron, and Joseph Heller, as well as numerous articles, essays, and book reviews on these and other modern authors. She is currently working on a full-length study tentatively entitled Indians, Gypsies, and Jews: Otherness and Identity in the Works of D. H. Lawrence. In this book-in-progress she is examining how individuals and countries use minority groups in the formation of personal and national identity.