Author David Badger is a professor of journalism at Middle Tennessee State University. He was a film critic for WPLN-FM Public Radio in Nashville for thirteen years, and a book reviewer and columnist for the Nashville Tennessean for seventeen years. He grew up in Wilmette, Illinois, and earned an A.B.
degree in English literature from Duke University; M.S.J. degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University; and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Tennessee. Dave is the author of Frogs, Snakes, Frogs: WorldLife Library, and Lizards, all illustrated with photographs by John Netherton. He is the co-author of Newscraft, a contributor to Free Expression and the American Public, and the editor of more than a dozen books by John Netherton. Dave lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Sherry, and son, Jeff.
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