M.L.S., Indiana Univ. (1998)
B.A., The Ohio State Univ. (1994)
Richard Ring has worked as a professional rare book librarian and curator since 1998. He taught freshman composition as an M.A. candidate (English) at the Ohio State University for two years, before changing his career to librarianship. Concurrently for 20 years he worked in used and rare bookshops, and owned and operated his own shop ("Book by Book") from 2006-08. In 2007 at Brown he co-created (with professor James Egan) a literature course called “Lives of a Text,” tracing canonical works as they crossed the Atlantic World, 1650-1800. His pedagogical philosophy is to explore the practical outcomes of literature and history in a hands-on environment, using special collections as a labratory of the humanities.
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