Scott Hermanson teaches English at Arizona State University. He received his degree from the University of Cincinnati and taught previously at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dana College in Nebraska. His work has appeared in Western American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and the electronic book review. His article on chaos and complexity in Richard Powers' The Gold Bug Variations appeared in the Fall, 1996 issue of Critique. He is currently completing a book on contemporary literature in an environmental context.