Anne Acker is a native and lifelong resident of Northeast Tennessee and a graduate of Milligan University and East Tennessee State University. Before completing her graduate degrees, she briefly taught middle and high school English and worked as an elementary school librarian for five years. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee with specializations in Early Modern Literature and Rhetoric. Her research interest is the literature of the English Reformation. Anne currently teaches at Tusculum University in Greeneville, TN, where she is the department specialist in British Literature.