OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhaye Poliakoff-Chen is an Assistant Professor at Goucher College, where she directs the Writing Program.  Her work has appeared in Praxilla, Frontiers, Southern Exposure and other publications.  In addition to her dual loves of teaching and writing, she leads a youth media program for at-risk teenagers. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two sons, and her over-excited German Shepherd/Whippet mix.