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Doug Monroe is an editorial contributor to Atlanta Magazine and a lecturer in Mass Communication at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga. Doug has won state, regional and national awards for his work as a reporter, editor and columnist with United Press International, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing/Atlanta and Atlanta Magazine. Doug also was a speechwriter for IBM and vice president of an Atlanta public relations agency. In 2007, he was selected as a New York City Teaching Fellow. He earned an M.S. Ed. in special education from Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus and taught special education at I.S. 228 in Brooklyn for four years. He also taught graduate education courses at LIU and magazine writing classes at the University of Georgia.

Journalist Bill Shipp described Doug's writing by saying: "Doug Monroe has done more than write about the South. He lives the South. He understands this eccentric, bi-polar, guilt-ridden region and its crazy people better than anyone. He also knows how to bring it to life for the reader who knows nothing about 'Southern' as well for the guy who grew up in Dixie and knows it only too well."