Richard J. Schneider is Professor Emeritus in English at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, USA. He taught at Wartburg for 22 years and at Barton College (Wilson, North Carolina) for 13 years. He is author or editor of four books and numerous journal articles on Thoreau. See the recommendations for the entries on Henry David Thoreau and on Walden for some of his publications. He has also edited The Concord Saunterer, the annual journal of The Thoreau Society and has served on the society's board of directors.