Prior to earning his PhD in English in 2006 from CUNY's Graduate Center, where he wrote a dissertation on the encyclopedic novels of Joyce, Pynchon, DeLillo, and Pynchon, Richard Dragan worked extensively as a technical journalist and software developer. Besides publishing over 300 articles and product reviews on emerging Internet technologies for publications like PC Magazine, he taught C++, Java, and web development at Columbia University's IT Programs for over a decade. He also holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has published short fiction. His research interests include science and technology in literature and film. Last year, he published an essay on Web 2.0 and the films of Peter Greenaway in Literature/Film Quarterly. He is finishing a novel and an academic book based on his dissertation. He currently teaches writing and journalism at LaGuardia Community College / CUNY.