Anne Rogers Poliakoff is Senior Writer with the development team at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Her professional career incorporates extensive experience as author and editor, proposal writer, and arts manager. A native of Kentucky, she is a graduate of Bucknell University, where she studied literature. She earned a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Maryland, where she also taught for three years. In her free time, she hangs out with friends and family, walks in the woods, and writes poetry on the sly.