About Richard Hawley
A. (Rick) Hawley began teaching at University School (US)
in the Cleveland, Ohio area in 1968. Educated at Middlebury
College, Cambridge University, and Case Western Reserve University,
where he completed a Ph.D. in political philosophy, he went
on to chair US's social science department, to direct the
guidance program as dean of students, and to serve as director
of the Upper School before being named headmaster in 1988.
He has taught courses in history, government, economics, and
philosophy, coached baseball, tennis, and basketball, and
served as advisor to the student newspaper and literary magazine.
Dr. Hawley has a national reputation both as educator and
as author. With consistent freshness and enthusiasm, he has
lectured and spoken extensively on child development and topical
social issues. He is one of the founders and past president
of Boys' Schools, an international association of schools
and individuals dedicated to the education of boys in schools
designed specifically for them.
He has written more than a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction,
and poetry, including the novel The Headmaster's Papers, which
won several literary prizes, including a Bread Loaf Writers
Conference Fellowship for First Fiction, and remains standard
fare in the private school world. His non-fiction works include
The Purposes of Pleasure, Seeing Things, The Big Issues in
the Adolescent Journey, and Boys Will Be Men. His published
poetry collections include With Love to My Survivors and St.
Julian. His most recent book prior to Paul & Juliana,
The Headmaster's Wife, was published in 2000. He taught fiction
and non-fiction writing at Middlebury College’s Bread
Loaf Writers Conference for ten years. He also reviews books
for The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dr. Hawley lives with his wife and three daughters in Hunting
Valley, Ohio. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.