Thomas R. Beyer
Thomas R. Beyer Jr. was born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Xaverian HS. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (1969) and the University of Kansas (1974). For the past thirty-five years he has been a Professor of Russian at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is the author of more than a dozen books for learning Russian and several translations of the Russian novelist Andrei Bely. Considered an expert on Russian writers in Germany and the United States, Professor Beyer has lectured extensively in Russia, Germany, and the United States. For the past few years he has offered seminars on the works of Dan Brown, designed to permit students and readers separate fact from fiction.