Jay C. Batzner (b. 1974) is on the faculty of Central Michigan University where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses. Prior to this position he served on the faculty of the University of Central Florida and at several community colleges in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He earned his doctorate in composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2006 and holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Louisville and the University of Kansas. Jay practices zazen, reads comic books, geeks out about sci-fi stuff, sews clothes, brews beer, and juggles.