Dr. P. M. Forni teaches civility and Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University. He is the cofounder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project (1997-2000). His series of commentaries, Speaking of Manners, is aired by the National Public Radio-affiliate station in Baltimore. Among the media outlets that have reported on his work on civility are The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, the BBC, CNNfn, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in Baltimore, MarylandForni, P. M. is the author of 'Choosing Civility The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct', published 2002 under ISBN 9780312281182 and ISBN 0312281188.