J. Ward Regan has a Ph.D. in Labor and Cultural History. He teaches history and philosophy at New York University. Since 2003, he has been part of the New York Council for the Humanities. He has worked in off-Broadway theater and independent film in New York for twenty years. Most recently, he acted in the independent feature Pvt. Francis of Williamsburg and his one man show A Paranoid’s Guide to History. He was the first president of UAW 7902, the adjunct faculty union at NYU and the New School.