Brian Chanen has a B.A. in English from Williams College, an MAT in English/Education from Tufts University and Ph.D. in English from the University of Warsaw. For the past twenty years he has taught H.S. English in international schools and has lived and worked in Italy, Egypt, Thailand, Poland, and India. Currently he is Deputy Chief Examiner of IB Language A1 English and in this role has marked all assessments in the program, served on curriculum revision and design committees, designed online workshop leader and teacher training courses, delivered workshops, and set papers for the IB exams. In addition to the course companion, Brian has published papers on postmodern American literature and narrative theory in various academic journals.