Andrew C. Shurtleff is a doctoral student and writing consultant at Columbia University where he studies the intersection of philosophy, technology, and education. He has worked with urban youth through programs at Princeton University and Columbia University, and holds degrees in psychology (B.A., Clark University), communication (M.S., Clark University), and interdisciplinary studies in philosophy and communication (M.Ed., Columbia University). His current work is motivated by experiences as an undergraduate at Clark University, specifically semesters abroad in Australia and Scotland, where he studied aboriginal culture, religion, and politics.
As a writer he is interested in how thinking, feeling, and acting are shaped by technology and media and how these forces inform and shape one's sense of self. Leaning on Cedars is his first novel.