Mike Stanton is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. Before that, he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Providence Journal, where he worked for nearly 30 years and wrote extensively on political corruption and organized crime. He also ran the newspaper’s investigative team. He wrote The Prince of Providence, a New York Times bestseller about the felonious former mayor of Providence, Buddy Cianci, and is currently writing a biography of former undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano. His freelance work has been published in The Boston Globe, Yankee magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Postand Columbia Journalism Review. Stanton has received a Master Reporter award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors and a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.