J.D. Scrimgeour's book Themes for English B: A Professor's Education In and Out of Class won the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2005 and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2006. He is also the author of another book of nonfiction, Spin Moves, and a collection of poetry, The Last Miles. His essays have appeared in several venues, including the Boston Globe Magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is coordinator of creative writing at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts, and the assistant coach on his sons' baseball team.