Editorial Board


Dr. Lindsey Harding, editor-in-chief and faculty advisor

Lindsey is the Director of the Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia. Her research and writing interests include composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and digital humanities. Her critical writing can be found in Teaching English in the Two-Year College and Harlot. Her flash fiction and stories have appeared in Spry, Soundings Review, Prick of the Spindle, The Boiler, and others. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and four children. 

Matthew Burkhalter, reviewer

A presidential graduate fellow at UGA, Matthew Burkhalter studies the political, intellectual, and environmental history of the modern U.S. South. He received his B.A. from Sewanee: the University of the South and his M.A. from Florida State University. He served as Aiken-Taylor intern and copy editor at the Sewanee Review for a year after college.

Abigail Calixto, managing editor

Abby is a PhD student in the Department of Microbiology. Her research focuses on calcium signaling in the apicomplexan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. She received her bachelor’s degree from a small liberal arts college in New Jersey, where her interest in science began. During graduate school, Abby’s involvement in student advocacy efforts and peer mentoring has led her to pursue a career in science policy. She hopes that her experience with the The Classic Journal will help cultivate and refine her writing skills, while simultaneously helping others do the same.  

Sabrina Elizabeth Cline, managing editor

Sabrina is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia. Her research in the Docampo Laboratory focuses on the elucidation of a protein in the inositol pyrophosphate pathway of Trypanosoma cruzi. During her undergraduate studies, she published a scientific article which unveiled RNA as a druggable target for small molecule therapeutics (DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2019.03.057). She formerly served as the Business Manager of Seed Literary Magazine for two years.  

Savannah Jensen, copy editor

Savannah Jensen is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Georgia. Currently, she serves as an instructor of record for first year writing classes and as a consultant at the UGA Writing Center. Her research focuses on Renaissance literature with a particular interest in the representation of ghosts and how they haunt political and social life. She received her BA and MA from Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Heather Rosen, managing editor

Heather Rosen (McDonald) is a Doctoral Candidate in sociology. Her work lies at the intersection of medicine, disability, and conflict. She aims to investigate the mechanisms linking medical power with the reproduction of structural inequality. Her current research highlights the importance of partisan third-party behavior in conflict. She teaches courses in Medical Sociology, Social Problems, Deviance and Social Control, and Sociology of Drug and Alcohol Use. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant for the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia.

Timeko McFadden, reviewer

Timeko McFadden is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Studies in the Romance Languages Department. She teaches Spanish language courses as well as SPAN 2550: Introduction to Latino Literature. She also has served as a writing coach for the Writing Intensive Program and is a council member for the Graduate Student Association (GSA). A graduate of the Women’s Studies certificate program, her research interests include feminist and critical race theory, the performance of latinidad in the South, Latinx women’s writing and food ways in literature.

Mia Rochford, managing editor, sciences

Mia is a Ph.D. student in the Plant Biology department. Her research interests include conservation ecology and environmental change. Currently, I am developing a project that will hopefully uncover the causes and consequences of rarity in natural plant populations. She aspires to study and help preserve the earth’s biodiversity through her research. Read Mia’s interview here.

Rachel Martineac

Rachel is a PhD student in the Department of Marine Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding biogeochemical processes driving changes in estuarine organic matter composition. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, where she went on to earn a master’s in Oceanography. Rachel is interested in pursuing a career as faculty at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution and hopes working with The Classic Journal will refine her writing and editorial skills.

Chris Pfeifer, managing editor

Riley Thoen

Riley Thoen is a PhD student in the Department of Plant Biology. He received his B.A. in honors biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. Riley’s research aims to understand how habitat fragmentation and climate change influence plant conservation through effects on the ecology and evolution of populations. Currently, his research highlights how climate change is affecting stress-adapted plant populations on Georgia’s granitic outcrops.


K Reed Stephenson, reviewer

AliAnn Xu, reviewer

Evelyn Saavedra Autry, reviewer, Spanish

James Campbell, managing editor

Dr. James B. Deemy, managing editor, sciences

Ashley Earley, managing editor, sciences

Austin Heil, managing editor

Leda Lozier, managing editor

Emma Catherine Perry, reviewer

Mona Asadi Namin, reviewer

Callie Oldfield, lead managing editor

Meltem Safak, managing editor

Amairini Sanchez, managing editor

Margot Popecki, copy editor

Rebecca Klee, managing editor, sciences

Caroline Karnatz, reviewer

Nara Kim, reviewer

Jordan Dopp, copy editor

Cristhian Camilo Alfonso, reviewer, Spanish

Nicole Lynn-Bell, managing editor, sciences

Patrick Smallwood, managing editor, sciences

Sandra McGury, founding and managing editor

Josh Bedford, founding and managing editor

Matthew A. Bloodgood, reviewer

Alisha M. Cromwell, founding and managing editor

Nicole Gallucci, managing editor

Sabnam Ghosh, managing editor

Suzanne Jurado, copy editor

A. Kelly Lane, managing editor, sciences

Alison Redman, managing editor, humanities

Joe Seale, copy editor

Karen Sesterhenn, copy editor

Lydia Stuver, undergraduate intern