Josh Roiland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism and a CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism in the Honors College at the University of Maine. Roiland is a cultural historian of the American news media, who holds a Ph.D.in American Studies from St. Louis University. He researches and teaches both content and practice courses on the history and practice of literary journalism in America, the historical relationship between journalism and American politics, the future of news in the digital age, and depictions of journalists in popular culture. He is currently working on two book manuscripts The Elements of Literary Journalism: The Political Promise of Narrative News and The Rest is Silence: The Unexplored Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. In addition to his scholarship, Roiland has published in a number of popular venues including the Washington Post, Longreads, Nieman Storyboard, and A24 Films (in conjunction with the release of the David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour). He has been a guest on Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling” and has appeared with his class on the popular DFW podcast “The Great Concavity.” Before coming to Maine, Roiland was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies and the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, and prior to that he was a SAGES Teaching Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, where he was a 2012 nominee for Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.