The Battle for Room 314 is Ed Boland’s first book.
Ed has dedicated his entire professional life to nonprofit causes as a fundraiser, communications expert, and teacher. He has nearly 25 years of experience in an array of educational settings, starting by teaching swimming to five-year olds and art history to senior citizens. He served as an admissions officer at his alma mater, Fordham, and later at Yale. He taught English in China as a Princeton in Asia fellow immediately after the Tianamen Square massacre. He was a fundraiser for Barnard College, the all-women’s school affiliated with Columbia. Ed is now a senior administrator at the nation’s premier educational access program, which places gifted students of color at leading private schools. He also worked at GMHC and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
In recent years, Ed has spoken at the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference, Fundraising Day in New York, the Westside Y Writer’s Voice, and the 92nd Street Y Tribeca.
A native of Rochester, NY, he lives in New York City with his husband the writer-director Sam Zalutsky. He is a decent cook and has a good volleyball serve.