Carl Herzig, PhD, has authored and/or edited numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, is a fellow of the National Writing Project and a reviewer for several literary and creative journals, and has directed two university curriculum and assessment programs. He leads student service-learning trips to India and has served as an Iowa Humanities Scholar and evaluator for the Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program, the Iowa Humanities Board, and the Illinois Council for the Humanities. He is currently professor of English at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, where he teaches courses in sacred poetry, contemporary fiction, and creative and expository writing.
Today, Steven Kim's home in Huntington, New York, is a stark contrast to the prison cells he shared with dozens of felons. He now runs 318 Partners, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to rescuing trafficked women in China. It's named after Article 318 of the Chinese criminal code, the law under which Kim was arrested in September 2003 for trying to help nine North Korean refugees escape to South Korea through Vietnam.