Professor Trammell was born and raised on a tobacco farm in Kentucky, though he never inhaled. He got his B. A. in philosophy from Berea College, Kentucky, and received his B. D. from Union Theological Seminary, a hotbed of theological liberalism in New York City. Oddly enough, his systematic theology teacher had no required reading except Calvin's Institutes, a fact which may help explain why he (i.e., Trammell, not Calvin) got a job at Grove City College four years later. During that four year period, Mr. Trammell became Dr. Trammell by writing a dissertation for the Department of Religion at Columbia University. The topic was "Charles S. Peirce's Understanding of Religion," Charles Peirce being the founder of the only distinctively American philosophical movement, pragmatism. In the fall of 1971, Dr. T. (as his students affectionately do not address him) began teaching philosophy at Grove City College. His favorite course is Symbolic Logic, because it is here that the suffering of his students is most easily observed. His other favorite course is Introduction to Philosophy, where Dr. Trammell tries to concentrate into one course everything he has ever learned. Other courses taught by Dr. Trammell include Biomedical Ethics - an area of ethics where he has several publications; and Modern Philosophy - an area of the history of philosophy where he not only has no publications, but can barely understand other people's publications. He also teaches 20th Century Philosophy, where he manages to make it up to 1910; General Logic, a course whose prime learning objective is to teach students to take three hour exams in seventy-five minutes; and once in a while a second course in symbolic logic, where students learn to demonstrate that "if p is true then p is true," a proof that takes about 50 steps. Dr. Trammell's current research projects include a paper whose thesis, if successfully established, will undermine at least half of mathematics. The mathematicians Dr. T. has talked to about this paper don't seem worried. Although Dr. Trammell enjoys teaching immensely (a subject matter most students know little about) and spends a great deal of time preparing for his courses, he also finds time to hug trees and wander through swamps. His children include Mark, Julie and John. His lovely wife Catherine, who never heard a word of French until she was in college but who now speaks native French, teaches this language at Grove City College, where she is affectionately known by the Sigma Delta Phi sisters as "Mom."