David R Cerbone is Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University. His main interests and research concern phenomenology and the philosophical writings of Martin Heidegger and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He has published a number of articles across these areas of research. He has also written two books - Understanding Phenomenology (Acumen, 2006) and Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2008) - that are aimed at students and other non-specialists. Both works were praised in reports and reviews for their clarity and accessibility. He has been teaching a course in existentialism annually, every Spring semester (with one or two exceptions), since 1998.