Donald is from the United States of America, and graduated with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He also received a B.A. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been teaching English for Academic Purposes in Suzhou for four and half years at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and taught in the Intensive English Program at Indiana University in the USA. He also enjoys travelling, and reading Science Fiction and Historical Fiction novels. He also follows Chicago professional sports in his leisure time.