NAHFIZA AHMED is a doctoral student at Southampton University in England.
BRIAN C. BLACK is a specialist in landscape and environmental history. He is especially interested in the intersection between ethnicity and ideas of place. He is the author of Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Book (2000). Currently, he is writing about American whaling in the nineteenth century.
AMY BOWLES is an Independent Scholar living in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
MARK S. BRALEY is assistant professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. His interests include literature and the environment, and he has published on Wallace Stegner.
NIKKI BROWN is a doctoral candidate in history at Yale University.
TIM CEBULA is a journalist in the Great Barrington area.
ROGER CHAPMAN is a doctoral candidate in the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University (Ohio). His writings have appeared in Studies in the Social Sciences, Northwest Ohio Quarterly, Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.
JAMES L. CONYERS, JR., is an associate professor and chair of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
PAUL JEROME CROCE is an associate professor and chair of American Studies at Stetson University (Florida), where he also serves on the Africana Studies committee. He is the author of Science and Religion in the Era of William James: Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880 (1995).