Alex L. Ralph is a lecturer in expository writing at the Ford School. For over a decade he taught in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the English Department at the University of Michigan. In 2009 he received the English Department's Ben Prize for excellence in the teaching of writing. Alex also served for 10 years as an instructor in the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) summer institute. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan.