Timothy Pilgrim (pictured above on Mt. Baker with Carolyn Dale), a native of Montana, is associate professor emeritus at Western Washington University in Bellingham, near Seattle.

Pilgrim has a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Washington (Seattle, 1989), an M.A. in Communications from UW (1987), an M.A. in English from the University of Montana (Missoula, 1971) and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Western Montana College (Dillon, 1969).

Pilgrim has published over 200 poems in poetry journals, literary journals and magazines,  anthologies and newspapers in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

His work has been included in anthologies such as Idaho's Poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho Press), Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press) and Tribute to Orpheus 2 (Kearney Street Books). Along with Dale, he also published in 2006 a conceptually-based journalism editing text, Fearless Editing, and in 1997 published his dissertation as a book, Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained (Ablex), about newspaper preservation.

Pilgrim has also published a bevy of articles about mass media, mass communication and journalism.

He is married to journalist, author and professor Carolyn Dale (see picture above), a Seattle native. He has two children, three grandchildren -- and, now, only one cat, although the neighbor cat hangs around a lot.

His hobbies are running, dancing, snorkeling, protesting (against war, for military budget cuts to pay for universal national health care, for ending launches of nuclear materials into space, etc.), flyfishing, and exploring ruins of the U.S. Southwest. He has completed five marathons -- and still runs (or limps) nearly every day.

(copyrighted Timothy Pilgrim photos: cats, Shay and Brio, above left; Timothy Pilgrim and Carolyn Dale on Mt. Baker in Whatcom County, Washington)