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  • Episode 12 | Alan Brown
    Dr. Alan Brown is Associate Professor of English Education at Wake Forest University. He is a former high school English teacher who now serves as the secondary education program director for the Department of Education. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics including action research, adolescent literacy, educational leadership, English methods, and young adult literature.
  • Episode 11 | Silvia Tiboni-Craft
    Silvia Tiboni-Craft is an Associate Teaching Professor of Italian at Wake Forest University. She obtained both a B.A. and M.A. in Italian Literature from the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo with a special focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Episode 10 | Melissa Ringhisen
    Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Ringhisen graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1999 with a Bachelors of Science in International Relations and commissioned into the Military Intelligence Corps. She has served in Army units including: 501st Military Intelligence Brigade in the Republic of Korea; 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA; and 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Fort Drum, NY.
  • Episode 9 | Mary Dalton
    Mary M. Dalton is Professor of Communication at Wake Forest University where she teaches courses in critical media studies focusing on film and television. Her scholarly publications include articles, book chapters, and the books The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies, Teacher TV: Seventy Years of Teachers on Television, and the co-edited volume The Sitcom Reader: America Re-viewed, Still Skewed.
  • Episode 8 | Janice Lancaster
    Janice Lancaster is a Teacher-Scholar Postgraduate Fellow in the WFU Department of Theatre and Dance, and also teaches Composition & Improvisation at the University of the NC School of the Arts. She has performed internationally with Shen Wei Dance Arts since 2005, and in projects with the San Francisco Symphony, Omaha Opera, Danielle Russo Performance
  • Episode 7 | Gary Miller
    Gary Miller’s research considers both healthy behavioral lifestyle changes of nutrition and physical activity as well as bariatric surgery interventions in obesity and weight loss. Most of his work focuses on older adults with impaired physical function. He also has an active line of research in studying the impact that consuming beetroot juice.
  • Episode 6 | Alisha Hines
    Alisha J. Hines is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Wake Forest University. She researches and teaches in the fields of American Slavery, the US Civil War & Reconstruction, and also Atlantic World History. Currently, she is at work on her book, tentatively titled Geographies of Freedom: Black Women’s Mobility and the Making of the Western River World.
  • Episode 5 | Lynn Neal
    Romance novels, fictional television, and fashion designs. These are just a few of the topics investigated by Lynn S. Neal. An award-winning teacher of Religious Studies, Neal’s innovative research examines how various forms of popular culture shape our understanding and experience of American religion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  • Episode 4 | David Phillips
    David Phillips ( is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1994. He received his PhD in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, and is co-founder of the Digital Humanities Initiative, as well as a strong supporter of the Humanities Institute.
  • Episode 3 | Ulrike Wiethaus
    Ulrike Wiethaus, Ph.D., holds a joint appointment as full professor in the Department of Religion and in the American Ethnic Studies Program. Her research interests focus on the history of Christian spirituality with an emphasis on gender justice and political history, and most recently, historic trauma, religion, and the long-term impact of US colonialism.
  • Episode 2 | T.H.M. Gellar-Goad
    T. H. M. Gellar-Goad is Assistant Professor of Classics and Zachary T. Smith Fellow at Wake Forest University. Professor Gellar-Goad’s research focuses on Roman poetry, especially the funny stuff: Roman comedy, Roman satire, Roman erotic elegy, and — if you believe him — the allegedly philosophical poet Lucretius.
  • Episode 1 | Ivan Weiss
    Ivan Weiss is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Journalism Department. He is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and photographer.