Father Patrick Samway, author of Walker Percy: A Life and the editor of Signposts in a Strange Land, a collection of Percy's essays, is professor of English and Latin American Studies at Saint Joseph’s University, and was Professor of the Humanities at Saint Peter's College. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.Div. from Woodstock College, and his M.A. and B.A. from Fordham University. His past professional posts include serving on the faculties of LeMoyne College, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Boston College, and serving as literary editor of the national Jesuit magazine America.