Contributors (in alphabetic order)

Volume 3, Issue 1

Angela Hadley is just shy of her Bachelor’s degree in Education Studies and plans to continue on to get her Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology. She is a single mother of four, working full-time at the middle school her youngest attends as the attendance clerk.  She is an avid reader and thoroughly enjoys literature and all of the history it has to teach us.

Angela Jeffery is a Sociology major in her second year at Ashford University. She is an Active Duty Noncommissioned Officer in the Army. Her aspiration upon graduating and earning her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is to submit an Officer Candidacy School (OCS) packet in hopes of acceptance and joining the Officer ranks in the Army. Her education is not stopping with her B.A.; she intends to continue and earn her Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Jamie Kouba is a double major in English and Cultural Anthropology.  Her article “When Death Corresponds to the Greater Good,” appeared in Volume 2 of the Ashford Humanities Review. When she is not reading, writing, or playing in the dirt, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.  Along with her love of literature and history, she also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and gardening, and with her animals.  She has always been a nature lover.

Harmony Libby is a Dean’s List student in her third year at Ashford University,  majoring in Cultural Anthropology with double minors in Sociology and Psychology. After graduation, she plans on continuing her education and obtaining a doctorate in Psychology. Harmony has a passion for helping people, and plans on specializing in trauma, anxiety, and stress related disorders as a psychologist. She lives in South Dakota with her wonderful husband, four amazing children, and their dog. Harmony and her family are avid adventurers and like to spend as much time exploring new places as possible.

Alex Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management and is in his fourth year at Ashford pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree in English.  He hopes that this degree and the time spent in English courses will allow him to continue honing his skills as a writer. With his first child due in October, he hopes to pass on what he’s learned in the wonderful world of reading and writing to the next generation.

Brande Mora is a Program Coordinator for the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.  She is currently completing her final courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology graduate program at Ashford University.  She is interested in the human condition, with a focus on positive psychology and how to better improve daily quality of life for all.  Her daily life is improved through a strong relationship with her husband and children, who inspire her to seek knowledge.  She is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, and was recently accepted into the Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society, whose mission it is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Maile Pahoa is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four children and grandmother of one. She was born and raised in southern California and currently resides in the mountains of northern San Diego county. While attending Ashford University and working on her undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology, she also plays roller derby for a nearby league and is captain of the league’s charter team for the current season. Her goal after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree is to continue with school and earn her Master’s degree in Heritage Studies.



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Brandy Frew is currently in her fourth year at Ashford University, as a Cultural Anthropology major. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and Golden Key. Her passion is examining modern culture and watching how changes affect the peoples of the world. Upon graduating from Ashford, she hopes to move on to get a Masters in Criminology. A proud mother of four, she hopes that her college education will inspire her children to obtain higher learning.

Nicholas Clarkson is in his third year at Ashford University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Nicholas grew up in Portage, MI where he enjoyed the opportunity to express himself in various creative outlets including poetry and music.   Having enjoyed those opportunities, Nicholas hopes to combine his background and current interests by focusing in Project Management and passing on his creative passion for words and life to others.

Jamie Kouba is a third year student here at Ashford University, working on a double Bachelor’s Degree in English and Cultural Anthropology.  She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, and hopes to pursue her Master’s Degree in Anthropology after graduation.  She is married, with one daughter, and spends most of her free time outdoors.

Edward Lindenhofen is in his third year at Ashford University, pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Ed is a tall ship sailor, and part-time high school marching band instructor, in addition to role as a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, where he has worked for the past 16 years.  Ed is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Golden Key International Honour Society and Salute Veterans National Honor Society.

Stephanie Winscher is a 4th year student at Ashford studying multiple degrees in both History and education. Stephanie is an accomplished writer and is part of the Golden Key International Honour Society & Alpha Signa Lambda. In addition to her writing, Stephanie has a great passion for History and animals. Lastly, she is dedicated military veteran and prides herself in her ability to make the dean list and maintain a 4.0 GPA

Mark Wisniewski is a critical care registered nurse from upstate New York.  He is currently enrolled in his final year of undergraduate studies at Ashford University in the Health Care Administration program.  His interests include history, education, fitness, travel, nutrition, and of course, health care.  His reading interests are primarily focused on nonfiction, including political history and military history.  Mark plans to pursue a Master’s degree and advance in leadership in his nursing career.



Volume 1, Issue 1

Paul Odom received his Master’s of Education from Ashford University in November of 2014, while working as an estimator and purchasing agent at a manufacturing facility in Michigan. His first love has always been history, with a focus on American military history, which he hopes to teach in the future.

Chelsea Picken is an English literature major and a member of Sigma Tau Delta.  In 2014, Chelsea presented a paper on the alienation of women in Gothic literature at the Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities and a paper entitled “Victorian Sexuality and the Myth of Virginity in Tess of the d’Urbervilles” at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference in Ogden, Utah.  Chelsea hopes to earn a Ph.D. and become an English professor.

Joseph Webb Sr. is in his third year in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. An avid researcher with many interests, Joseph is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, enjoys writing on a daily basis, and is particularly interested in current issues in the humanities. Upon graduating from Ashford, Joseph plans to pursue a Master’s degree.

Eddy Wilson is in his fourth year at Ashford University, and is due to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in May, 2016.  In his time at Ashford, Eddy has discovered his passion for literature, its place in history and culture, and its power to instill sociopolitical change. Upon completing his undergraduate work, Eddy hopes to pursue a Master’s degree with the goal of teaching college courses in literary analysis.