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. 

Tyler Burke, managing editor

Tyler Burke is a graduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing a Master of Public Health degree concentrated in Environmental Health Sciences. He also completed his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia, majoring in biology and minoring in cellular biology. He has worked extensively with the UGA writing intensive program, culminating in his completion of an interdisciplinary writing certificate. His fields of interest include, but are not limited to, scientific writing and creative fiction.  

Matthew Burkhalter, reviewer

A doctoral candidate and Presidential Graduate Fellow at UGA, Matthew Burkhalter studies the political, intellectual, and environmental history of the American South. His dissertation, provisionally titled “Apostles of Beauty: Environmentalism and Beautification in the Twentieth-century South,” situates garden clubs and other beautification organizations within the broader context of southern environmental history and explores beautification’s crucial role in economic development, especially in Georgia. He earned his B.A. at the University of the South and his M.A. at Florida State University. He worked as Aiken-Taylor intern and copy editor at the Sewanee Review, under George Core’s leadership, for a year after college.

Ashley McCormick, reviewer

Ashley Dombrowski is a Master’s student in the Department of Entomology where she studies the microbiome dynamics of the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus. Overall, her research aims to help understand the correlation between commensal endosymbiotic bacteria and the causative agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi. She earned her bachelor’s degree in entomology at the University of Georgia and is passionate about supporting the next generation of undergraduate researchers and writers as a reviewer for The Classic.

Riley Thoen, reviewer

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.

Xena Mansoura, reviewer

Xena is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry where she studies ancient pigments, inorganic materials, and sustainable textiles. She received her BS in biochemistry and molecular biology at UGA, but it was her minor in philosophy that allowed her to discover her passion for words and rhetoric. She currently serves as a teaching assistant for a new undergraduate course in scientific communication. In her free time, you can find Xena on the soccer field enjoying a friendly game of pickup or playing guitar at your local coffee shop open mic night!

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. A graduate of the Women’s Studies certificate program she also teaches Multicultural Feminisms for IWS. She has served as a writing coach for the Writing Intensive Program which ignited her interest in serving on the Classic Journal’s editorial board. Her research interests include the performance of latinidad in the South, Latinx women’s culinary writing and food ways in literature. Outside of her research, she can’t seem to survive without music and sci-fi. Having worked as a certified chef for 8 years in upstate SC, she also requires the occasional hike to balance out her love of pastries and mofongo.

Nicole Rowley, managing editor

Spencer Doss, reviewer

Isabel Spencer Doss is an MA student in the University of Georgia’s Department of English. Her research centers around British literature of the long nineteenth century. Spencer graduated from Willamette University cum laude in 2020 with a BA in English. Her undergraduate thesis, “(In)Authentic Conversation: Jane Austen and Fulfillment in the Sphere of the tête-a-tête,” was seminal in focusing her interests on female authorship and representations of women in the novel. Spencer also works as a graduate assistant at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, tutoring international students in English language and composition. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time by the ocean.

Genevieve Guzmán, reviewer


Rachel Martineac, reviewer

Chris Pfeifer, copy editor

Aidan Troha, reviewer

Md. Mahfujur Rahman, managing editor

Abigail Calixto, managing editor

Sabrina Elizabeth Cline, managing editor

Savannah Jensen, copy editor

Heather Rosen, managing editor

Mia Rochford, managing editor, sciences

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