“I was born in Audubon, New Jersey, a small town named after the famous American painter and naturalist.
My life continues to be an global adventure, one that began with my Peace Corps service back in 1967, for I have always been lured to exotic lands, at least exotic from the perspective of a small town American boy who dreamed of faraway places. Southeast Asia and especially Thailand has been a locus for me and I have been visiting Thailand since 1978. I have also been fortunate to visit and experience the rich and varied cultures of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Although most of my career has been in teaching, writing, and education related fields, I have also worked, according to the seasons and tides, as a tropical agriculturalist and merchant mariner.
I count my blessings, not the least of which is my Thai bride of five years, Thanyanan “Sunny” Highland, born and raised in Chonburi province.
Dr. Frederick Highland is an American author and former university professor now living in Thailand.
In addition to writing and international teaching, his professional background encompasses education management, professional training, and freelance writing. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia, Dr. Highland has lived and worked in the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Greece, the Palestinian Authority, and most recently as Associate Professor in Communication & English at Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia.
He holds the Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin’s Writing Program and a post-doctoral certification in Technical Communication from Bellevue College in Washington State.
His professional memberships include: The Author’s Guild (USA) and the Mystery Writers of America. He also has been listed for more than a decade in Who’s Who in American Education.