J. Allen Whitt, PhD, grew up in Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico. He attended the University of Texas at Austin (BA), and the University of California, Santa Barbara (MA, PhD). He served as a Navy officer on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) an attack aircraft operating in the Gulf of Tonkin, conducting air strikes against North Vietnam (1965-67). He is now a retired Professor Emeritus (University of Louisville) who has numerous social science publications, including a book from Princeton University Press, and a co-authored book from Cambridge University Press (which won a national social science award). He is a volunteer interviewer for the Veterans’ History Project (Library of Congress).
Currently he is a writer of non-fiction and fiction, and a member of SouthWest Writers. His first novel Gifts of Snowflakes is approaching completion.