Dr. Fairchild has been a teacher since 1967. He began in secondary education, teaching English in junior high and high school.
In 1971 he became a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique.
He first started teaching English on the college level in 1974 at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Later, at the University of Iowa beginning in 1983. He graduated with a PhD in 1992.
He started teaching Professional Writing at Maharishi International University (MIU) in 1995. Since around 2000, he has been teaching Literature and Creative Writing at MIU.
In 1979 he worked as an editor for a couple of years for Nevada Publications, for whom he also wrote a book which reviewed important Nevada publications. Since then he has been a freelance editor and has edited probably a dozen books, from doctoral dissertations to histories and various types of novels.
He also worked for and ultimately became the director of MIU World, the University’s publication, which no longer exists.
He likes to write, but mainly for himself, though he has published dozens of articles on Iowa and on the TM® organization.
He has written several short stories, including a couple of children’s stories, but has never sought to publish them.