Zachary Michael Jack

Zachary Michael Jack is an agrarian writer, scholar, and commentator and a seventh generation Iowan who teaches courses in writing, publishing, place studies, leadership studies, and geodemographics at North Central College. The author of many books as well as commentaries on culture and politics in newspapers and periodicals nationwide, Zachary's latest books are *March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights* and *Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland.*

Trump: America’s Father-in-Chief?

Trump, America’s Father-in-Chief? By Zachary Michael Jack   Donald Trump has been called many things in the press in the first six months of his presidency, yet the media have thus far missed his most overlooked calling card: Father-in...

Professor-in-Chief

After the second, town hall-styled presidential debate pundits raved, and perhaps rightly so, about Hilary Clinton’s ability to handle the format. The former first lady received high rankings from observers on her ability to field questions...

Agrarian Fireworks

If you’re like me, holidays leave you feeling unusually contemplative, I suppose because the everyone-is-doing-it mentality awakens in us the long-slumbering cultural anthropologist. Holidays cause me to wonder why, exactly, we do what we d...

30 More Years of Rootless Professors

In the thirty years since writer-professor Eric Zencey first published his essay “The Rootless Professors” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, much has changed, and much hasn’t, regarding academe’s reputedly rootless ways. “As citizens of...