David Prindle is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hermosa Beach, California, he earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1970, an M.A. from UCLA in 1972 and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. He joined UT's Government Department in 1976 and has since won five teaching awards. Dr. Prindle is the author of PETROLEUM POLITICS AND THE TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION (University of Texas Press, 1981), THE POLITICS OF GLAMOUR: IDEOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY IN THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987), RISKY BUSINESS: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HOLLYWOOD (Westview Press, 1993), THE PARADOX OF DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM: POLITICS AND ECONOMICS IN AMERICAN THOUGHT (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), STEPHEN JAY GOULD AND THE POLITICS OF EVOLUTION (Prometheus Books, 2009) and THE POLITICS OF EVOLUTION (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2015). His hobbies include fly-fishing, reading detective novels and getting lost in beautiful places.