Bill Laubert (Empathy, Context, Input, Responsibility, Intellection), Associate Professor of Speech Communication in the Department of English and Humanities, was born and raised in Missouri—about an hour west of St. Louis. He has an Associate’s degree from East Central College, a BS in Speech/Theatre Education with a minor is Social Studies from Southwest Baptist University (where he also earned a Missouri State Life Teaching Certificate), and a Master’s degree in Speech Communication from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg Missouri. In undergraduate school he was very active in Forensics—that would be speech and debate—not crime solving (speech and debate was forensics long before it was associated with crime solving). In graduate school Bill was the Assistant Director of Forensics and at his first job at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri he was the Director of Forensics. 2012-2013 is his 23rd year at Alfred State. Bill enjoys traveling, photography, genealogy, and beer—seriously—beer—real beer, not mass-produced swill. A lot of my travel centers on breweries, brewpubs, brewery history, and of course tasting new beers as well as old favorites.