Tim Lacy is an alt-ac historian who works in student affairs. He earned his PhD and MA, both in U.S. history, from Loyola University Chicago. Lacy authored The Dream of a Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and is chief editor of an ABC-CLIO collection (forthcoming) on anti-intellectualism and elitism. He co-founded both the U.S. Intellectual History Blog and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Lacy lives in Chicago and teaches courses at Loyola University Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Newberry Library. He currently works, in student affairs, for the University of Illinois (College of Medicine).