John T. Nelson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo, currently finishing his dissertation entitled, "American Cultural Icons Defining the Cold War." He received his Bachelor of General Studies and Associate of Arts degrees from Kent State University, graduating magna cum laude and with distinction, respectively. He also holds a Master of Arts, concentration in Public History, and a Master of Liberal Studies with concentrations in American History and Marketing from the same institution. His general field is United States history with a major in Twentieth Century and a minor in European Expansion. Other research interests include cultural, military and film history. A frequent presenter at conferences, he has won several awards for papers, including the Best Paper Prize at the Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference, Clarion University, 2005. He has contributed several entries to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of US Latino/a History. John resides in Kent, Ohio and is a skiing instructor at Boston Mills/Brandywine resorts.
Amanda Epperson is a senior lecturer at the University of Akron . After completing a Master of Arts in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, she went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow in 2003 under the direction of Professor Edward J. Cowan. Her research interests include eighteenth century Scotland , migration studies, and the Atlantic World.
Robert S. Shelton is an Assistant Professor of history at Cleveland State University, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century American history and the Civil War and Reconstruction. He has published on slavery, race, and labor history.
Lisa M. Smith is currently ABD at The University of Akron, where she specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is currently writing her dissertation titled, “Netta Taylor and the Divided Ohio Front, 1860-1865.”
Thomas Sosnowski has taught Ohio History at Kent State University Stark Campus for almost thirty years. His publications relating to the region have included book reviews in The Historian and Libraries & Culture, as well as a chapter biography on Warren G. Harding in Philip Weeks' Buckeye Presidents. His refereed presentation to the 2003 conference of the Ohio Academy of History entitled "A 'Noble' Attraction: French Revolutionary Exiles in the Trans-Appalachian West" was published in the annual Proceedings. The other focus of his scholarly work is in French History, especially during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and has afforded him the opportunity to make presentations (and subsequent publications) in London (UK), Melbourne (Australia), and numerous venues in the United States like the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe and the Western Society for French History.
Christopher S. Stowe is currently Associate Professor of Military History with the
United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Lee, Virginia. Stowe presently is writing his first book, a critical biography of Major General George Gordon Meade, for The Kent State University Press.