Craig Sanders is the author of seven railroad history books and the president of the Akron Railroad Club. He has been a journalist and taught journalism, public relations and mass communications for more than 40 years. He worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers in Mattoon, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana; and Indianapolis. Sanders has taught at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, John Carroll University, Penn State University, Indiana University and the University of Southern Indiana. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University, an M.A. in political studies from Sangamon State University and a B.A. in history and political science from Eastern Illinois University. He and his wife Mary Ann Whitley live in University Heights, Ohio.