FRANKLIN H. SILVERMAN is a Professor of Speech Pathology at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and a Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin). He has authored approximately 150 papers in professional journals and a dozen books, including three that deal with academic publishing and tenure: Authoring Books and Materials for Students, Academics, and Professionals (Praeger, 1998), Publishing for Tenure and Beyond (Praeger, 1999), and Self-Publishing Books and Materials for Students, Academies, and Professional (2000). Dr. Silverman is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Fellow and past president of the Text and Academic Authors Association. He is a recipient of the Marquette University Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Emerson College’s Alumni Achievement Award, and the Disabled Children’s Association of Saudi Arabia Prize for Scientific Research on Rehabilitation. His biography has appeared in Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in World Jewry. Dr. Silverman has served for a number of years on both his department’s and college’s faculty development and promotion and tenure committees.