William Gonch

William Gonch is Scala’s Director of Programs and Development, a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Maryland. A lifelong learner and teacher, he has taught college courses in ancient and modern literatures, creative writing, fantasy literature, and English composition. His research investigates writers who engage in formal experimentation to represent religious consciousness and experience in 20th and 21st Century American fiction.

Before beginning his doctoral studies, Bill earned a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. in Creative Writing from Temple University; he is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Bill worked in communications and development for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. His writing has appeared in Christianity and Literature, Public DiscourseNational Review OnlineThe Claremont Review of Books, and several other publications. An avid dancer, he looks forward to the day when COVID has passed and he can return to the dance floor.