Sabine Brigette, M.F.A. is an Associate Faculty member of the English department at Ashford University where she teaches English Composition I, Composition II, and Introduction to Literature. She completed her MFA in Writing & Literature at Bennington College in 2013. Her current research is focused on the use of the response poem throughout history. A published creative writer, Ms. Brigette is presently completing her first book of poetry.

Adrianne Hanson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Barnard College, a Master of Science in Scottish Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from New York University. She has worked in online education since 2001 and enjoys writing women’s fiction.

Matthew Lewerenz, M.A. is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English and Liberal Arts from Ashford University, his Master’s degree in English from Western Illinois University, and is pursuing his doctorate in Education with a concentration in Applied Linguistics at Walden University. His research interests include etymology, sociolinguistics, phonology and morphology, and world history, philosophy, and literature.

John McAteer, Ph.D. is the Program Chair of Liberal Arts at Ashford University where he specializes in interdisciplinary humanities course. In addition to a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside, he earned a B.A. in Film from Biola University and an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theory. He has taught a variety of philosophy, theology, film and aesthetics courses, and has published academic papers on a wide range of topics including ethics, environmentalism, and the history of philosophy.

Matthew Norsworthy, M.F.A. is an Adjunct Professor at Ashford University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and a Master of Liberal Studies in English. He teaches English Composition, Literature, and Film courses in the Liberal Arts Department at Ashford University. Matt’s research and interests are focused on film production, technology use and online graduate-level humanities degrees, and public humanities.

Julie Pedersen, Ph.D. (Editor in Chief) is an Assistant Professor at Ashford University and teaches philosophy courses in the Division of General Education. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. She is the author of ten screenplays, and of dozens of articles and features stories in regional magazines and newspapers including her hometown paper, The Chicago Tribune.

Brandy G. Robinson, M.A., J.D., LL.M. is an Associate Professor at Ashford University where she teaches courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Forbes School of Business. Her research activities and interests include human rights, social sciences, business, international and domestic law, policy and advocacy, and consumer protection.