Matt Bernico is the Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Greenville University in Greenville, Il. Matt’s research interests are in media archaeology, the history of pseudoscience, the philosophy of technology, and the political rhetoric of Christianity.
My research explores the intersection of gender and political culture in England and surrounding realms in the transition from the early to central (or ‘high’) middle ages, c. AD 900-1200, with a particular focus on the relationship between the ideals and practice of masculinity and kingship. I recently completed my PhD in Medieval History at the University of Manchester. My dissertation was entitled ‘”In a Father’s Place”: Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Masculinity in the Long Tenth Century.’ I completed my BA in History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies (2008) and my MA in European History (2012) at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where my MA thesis explored ‘The Role of Royal Power in the Formation of an Anglo-Saxon State, circa 400-900 AD.’ I previously served, from 2012–2015, as a Teaching Instructor in East Carolina University’s Department of History, as part of the Italy Intensives study abroad program based in Certaldo, Tuscany. While there, I also served as the program’s Academic Coordinator and Writing Center Director, as well as the Scholarship Committee Chair, Student Life Director, and Social Media Coordinator.
Heather Heckman-McKenna is an English Literature Ph.D. Candidate, Research Assistant, and Graduate Instructor at the University of Missouri. Her research interests include British Romanticism and the eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century American literature, and women writers of the period. To date, Heather is also a memoirist and creative nonfiction writer.
Victorian literature, Southern literature, developmental education.
May Spangler was born and raised in Paris, where she graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the École des Beaux-Arts. She also received a Ph.D. in French at Emory University in Atlanta, where she taught eleven years. Her publications include critical essays and short stories combining her interest in literature and architecture. She is the author of a memoir, “Papa a dit, Maman aussi,” and a student textbook and teacher manual, “Paris in Architecture, Literature and Art.”
Poet and researcher in media and fandom studies.
Jonathan L. Best holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL. His dissertation is titled: A Postmodern Theology of Ritual Action? An Exploration of Foot Washing among the Original Free Will Baptist Community. Jonathan also holds a M.Div. from Campbell University and a B.S. in History from the University of Mount Olive. Jonathan is also the founder of Best Academic Editing. An editing service specializing in dissertation and theses writing. Explore his services here: http://www.bestacademicediting.com Jonathan is an ordained ministry of the Original Free Will Baptist Convention
I am a historian with a particular interest in the nineteenth-century American South, the history of technology (especially transportation), race relations, the history of time, and the history of consumerism.
Emmanuel O.C. Mkpojiogu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Computer Science with First Class Honors from the University of Nigeria. He also graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia with a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with Distinction (majoring in Software Engineering, and Human-Computer Interaction). Presently, he lectures at Veritas University Abuja (The Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja, Nigeria. He also has several academic articles in reputable international journals.