Dr. Helen Freeh received her B.A. in Politics and Masters in American Studies from the University of Dallas. After working briefly in the business world, she entered Baylor University’s graduate program and earned her Ph.D. in English, writing her dissertation on fate, providence and free will in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. She taught at Hillsdale Academy and Hillsdale College in Michigan where she met her husband, John. She is raising and homeschooling their three children in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a contributor to Tolkien Among the Moderns, edited by Ralph Wood, an occasional contributor to The Catholic Thing, and an adjunct professor at the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in Lincoln.