WMRIII was born in Detroit. He earned degrees from Columbia (summa cum laude-Ancient Greek and Philosophy), Chicago (M.A. Philosophy), and UC Berkeley (M.A. Latin; Ph.D. Classics). In 2011 my dissertation, Cicero's Political Imperative: A Reading of On Duties, was published by VDM Verlag. In 2012 he resigned his tenure-track post at the University of Vermont to found Detroit Greek and Latin — a 501(c)(3) dedicated to delivering Ancient Greek and Latin to at-risk urban and tribal students. In 2013 he served as Amendments Coordinator to the Senate of the Montana Legislature. His most recent work is Three Quarrels: A Lexical-Grammatical Commentary to Book 1 of Homer's Iliad. His An avid chess player, cyclist, and outdoorsman, he is Head of Classics at Covenant House Academy in Detroit.