David Marc is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Syracuse, New York. Writing principally about American television and film, he is the author of six books and more than 400 articles and reviews, which have appeared in publications ranging from The Atlantic and The Village Voice to in-flight magazines and peer-reviewed journals. He is currently completing a new book, "Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse Eight", which examines an African American student boycott of a college football team to explore the confluence of race, politics and sports in American culture during the 1960s. Marc’s early books, "Demographic Vistas" (1984) and "Comic Visions" (1989), were among the first attempts to integrate U.S. commercial television narratives into the contexts of American literature and art. An independent scholar currently affiliated with Syracuse University, he has taught courses in four academic disciplines at such schools as Brown University, Brandeis University, and the University of Southern California, and has lectured in venues across the U.S., and in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Most recently, he spoke on "The Future of Scripted Television Comedy” at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. In 2006, he founded Central New York Writing Consultants, a commercial venture providing editing, ghosting, and private writing instruction to a clientele consisting of corporate executives, scientists, and others. Marc holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Binghamton University and a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Iowa.