Dr. Lindsey Harding, editor-in-chief
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 third-year PhD student in Musicology at the University of Georgia. He is also working towards his certificate in Women’s Studies. Josh is a WIP TA for both Music and Women’s Studies this year. His research interests include Russian opera, ballet, and symphonic music, popular music and sexuality, and the voice. His dissertation focuses on the aesthetics of Socialist Realism and how gender is constructed in Russian stage productions (opera, ballet, or film) during the 1930s.
Alisha M. Cromwell, managing editor
Alisha is a PhD Candidate in the History Department. Her dissertation will reveal just how deeply the southern informal economy was shaped by enslaved Muslim women from West Africa. This project will lead to a new understanding of American history that moves from the strictly European origins of political economy to include the significant contributions of African commerce on our economic past.
Ashley Earley, managing editor, sciences
Ashley is a first-year PhD student in the Plant Biology department. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Her research interests include molecular biology and genetics of plants. She will be working as a teaching assistant for Introductory Biology courses in the spring.
Nicole Gallucci, managing editor
Nicole is a PhD student in the History Department. Her research focuses on encounters between American Indians, Europeans, and Africans during the early modern era. Her work considers how people communicated with and understood one another when meeting for the first time. She also examines the ways in which food, animals, microbes, flora, weather patterns, cognitive processes, landscape, and memory impacted and structured interactions between Natives and newcomers. When Nicole is not probing the complexities of early modern cross-cultural encounters, she is usually hanging out with her dogs or trying out new recipes.
Nicole Lynn-Bell, managing editor, sciences
Nicole is a Microbiology graduate student. She’s currently in her third year working toward the completion of her PhD in the Oliver Lab (Entomology). Her interests broadly encompass various environmental topics, however, she has gained a special appreciation for the role of microbes in the environment through research experience. Goals of her dissertation include elucidating the effects of a bacterial symbiont (H. defensa) that confers protection to pea aphids against parasitoid wasps. Nicole has past experience with organizing outreach modules and as a graduate student she has mentored high school and undergraduate students in the completion of research projects. Having been a TA for organismal biology, she is interested in developing advanced teaching strategies and contributing more to student learning.
Sandra McGury, managing editor
Sandra is a PhD student in the Linguistics program and 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 lecturing at the PH Freiburg and the DHBW while finishing her dissertation on the syntax of so-called tough constructions and passives.
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.
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.
James B. Deemy, copy editor
James is a 4th year Water Resources PhD Student in the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. He serves as a graduate laboratory / teaching assistant for a variety of courses, ranging from introductory non major organismal biology and biological marine sciences to quantitative hydrology. His dissertation research focuses on storm flow water quality / quantity and his teaching research focuses on use of writing assignments and conceptual modeling to teach scientific problem solving in both advanced and introductory science courses.