Stephen T. Ziliak is a Trustee and Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University. His previous appointments include Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was voted “Faculty Member of the Year” (in 2002) and “Most Intellectual Professor” (in 2003). At the University of Iowa he earned (in 1996) the Ph.D. in Economics and, at the same time, the Ph.D. Certificate in the Rhetoric of the Human Sciences. His research has appeared in many leading journals, including Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Lancet, Biological Theory, Poetry, Journal of Economic History, and International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. He is the lead author of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives(2008, with Deirdre N. McCloskey); with McCloskey and Arjo Klamer he is co-author of The Economic Conversation, an evolving textbook and blog, emphasizing dialogue and openness; and he edited Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey (2001). An Associate Editor of Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge), Ziliak’s work has been featured in Science, Nature, The Economist, Poetry, Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, Chronicle of Higher Education, Financial Times, and the New York Times. He has published extensively on “statistical significance” vs. “practical importance”; random vs. balanced designs of experiments; Ronald A. Fisher; William S. Gosset (aka “Student”); welfare, charity, and poverty; dialogue and pluralism in economics education; the rhetoric of economics; haiku; and the history and philosophy of science and statistics.