Clinical professor: B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., UCLA.

Michael Datcher is the author of critically acclaimed New  York Times Bestseller Raising Fences.  His most recently produced play Silence was commissioned by and premiered at the Getty Museum. His poetry is widely anthologized.  He is a frequent news commentator who has appeared on Nightline, Dateline and the BBC. He teaches poetry, literary nonfiction and journalism courses at Loyola.