Christopher J. Wheatley is Ordinary Professor of English at The Catholic University of America. He did his B.A. at the University of Washington and his M.A. and Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at University College Galway and Adam Mickiewicz Uiversity (Poznan). He is the author of Without God or Reason: the Plays of Thomas Shadwell and Secular Ethics in the Restoration (1993), "Beneath Ierne's Banners": Irish Protestant Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1999), and Poland is not yet Lost: Heroic and Tragic Tales for the Polish Diaspora (2004). With Kevin Donovan he edited a two-volume collection of plays from Ireland in the 17th and 18th centuries (2003). He has also edited three volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography on 20th-century American Drama. His book, Thornton and Amos Wilder: Writing Religion in Twentieth-Century America is forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press in 2011.