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 small children. You can find her online at www.lindseymharding.com.
Josh Bedford, managing editor
Josh is a fifth-year PhD student in Musicology and holds a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. Currently, he is a graduate teaching assistant for the Institute for Women’s Studies, which followed over two years working in the Writing Intensive Program as a teaching assistant for both Musicology and Women’s Studies. His research interests include Soviet opera, Soviet aesthetics, gender and voice studies, popular music studies, and film and television music studies. His dissertation focuses on the aesthetics of socialist realism and its stylistic representations in Soviet opera of the 1930s.
Matthew Burkhalter, copy editor
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.
Dr. James B. Deemy, managing editor, sciences
James is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Environmental Sciences major at the College of Coastal Georgia. He recieved his PhD in Water Resources through the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia in August 2017. His dissertation research focused on storm flow water quality / quantity. James also completed the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching during his time at UGA. His current teaching includes introductory courses in geology and environmental sciences as well as upper division courses in ocean sciences and water resources. His current research interests focus on assessment of water resources using mathematical and statistical techniques. On the best of days James can be found teaching field courses on Sapelo Island and in the mountains of Georgia.
Jordan Dopp, copy editor
Jordan Dopp is a 1st year PhD Candidate of Art History with a focus in Greco-Roman antiquity at UGA. She received her Master’s in Art History in 2018 from UGA. Her master’s thesis addressed the aesthetic relationship between painted “Fayum” portraits and mummy cartonnages from ancient Roman Egypt. Currently, Dopp is expanding her research to Petra, Jordan and its environs to study ancient Nabataean adoptions and adaptions of Greco-Roman style wall paintings.
Ashley Earley, managing editor, sciences
Ashley is a third-year PhD student in the department of Plant Biology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Her research is focused on variation in leaf anatomy across cultivated sunflower and investigating the genetic basis of these traits.
Suzanne Jurado, copy editor
Rebecca Klee, managing editor, sciences
Rebecca is a first-year PhD student in the Plant Biology department. She recently graduated from Monmouth University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy. Her research interests focus on wind disturbance effects on forest ecology. Rebecca will be a TA for Intro Biology in the spring of 2019 and is working towards an Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching. She is also involved in Athens Science Café and enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and exploring Athens in her free time.
Nicole Lynn-Bell, managing editor, sciences
Nicole is a Microbiology PhD Candidate. She’s working toward the completion of her doctoral studies in the Oliver Lab (Entomology). She has gained a special appreciation for the role of microbial ecology in environmental contexts. Goals of her dissertation include elucidating the roles of a bacterial symbiont (H. defensa) and its associated bacteriophage (APSE) in pea aphid protection against parasitoid wasps. Having been a teaching assistant for organismal biology, Nicole gained interest in learning advanced teaching strategies and contributing more to student learning. Her current instructional position prepares graduate teaching assistants for the Pedagogy of Writing in the Disciplines
Heather McDonald, managing editor
Heather is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on perceptions of health, disability, and associated deviant behavior. She teaches courses in Medical Sociology at UGA and has served as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Sociology, African American Society, and Research Methods for Criminal Justice. She is currently involved in research examining a network of substance abuse treatment centers in the United States.
Sandra McGury, managing editor
Sandra successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in the Department of Linguistics last August. At UGA, she has mainly been teaching in the Department for Germanic and Slavic Studies. As a teaching assistant in the Writing Intensive Program, she supported a linguistics course on Contrastive Grammar: German – English. In addition to her teaching experience at UGA, Sandra has worked as the lead instructor and coordinator of the ESL program at Athens Technical College, and as an ESL teacher in several language schools throughout the US, Germany, and Ghana. Sandra is currently living in Germany where she is a research associate at the University of Education Freiburg, teaching linguistics courses in the English and German departments.
Callie Oldfield, managing editor, sciences
Callie is a PhD student in the Department of Plant Biology. Her research concerns forest dynamics and response to disturbance in the eastern United States. She has published scientific articles on floristics, invasive species, and plant ecology, and she is also interested in urban sustainability and conservation. Callie is working towards an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. In her downtime, she enjoys playing with her cats, drawing, and volunteering at a local middle school.
Margot Popecki, copy editor
Margot is a second-year PhD student in the Genetics department. She uses comparative genomics to study the evolution of sex chromosomes in garden asparagus. Margot is working toward a Certificate in University Teaching and currently serves as a TA for the honors evolutionary biology course. Outside of research, she is interested in creative writing, science education and policy, and volunteers with the outreach group EcoReach.
Patrick Smallwood, managing editor, sciences
Patrick is a first year Ph.D. student in the department of plant sciences. His primary research interests are what factors impact the movement of genes among plant populations as well as what influences the distribution of plant species. Specifically, he is curious as to how symbiotic interactions, geographic features, climate change, and life history might influence population structure. Patrick will be a lab TA for freshmen biology courses in the spring of 2017 and looks forward to expanding his teaching experiences.