Pashupati Jha (b. 1952), a Ph.D. on the Poetry of Sylvia Plath from IIT Delhi, is Professor of English at I.I.T. Roorkee, where he guides research for Ph.D. Degree and teaches various English courses. Besides numerous academic publications, he has published three widely reviewed poetry collections in English so far. He has received the Outstanding Teacher Award of IIT Roorkee twice, in 2003 and 2007, and Star Performance Commendation from the Director in 2005. He has been the Chairman of Indian Association for English Studies from Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2011, and was President of the 57th All India English Teachers Conference.