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The Letters of William B. Anderson to Mary Louisa (Fischgens) Anderson, 1862–1864

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About the Editors

Katie Adams is a senior in Women's Studies at The Ohio State University. She is planning a career in feminism. In her spare time she enjoys collecting Aboriginal Australian art, listening to folk music, and watching Antiques Roadshow.

Michelle Amos is a graduate student from Roanoke, VA, who is sudying sculpture. She has a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and is planning on teaching and pursuing a career as a professional artist.

Christopher Clark is a senior from Oregon, Ohio majoring in English with a concentration in Business and Technical Communication. He is planning a career in Public Relations in Chicago after graduation summer 2006

Sara Finch is a second-year M.A. student in Women's Studies at The Ohio State University. Her interests are advanced feminist theory, epistemology and feminist science. She will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to advance her career in academic librarianship in the autumn of 2006.

Martha Fissel is a graduating senior majoring in English. She is beginning graduate school this summer at The Ohio State University for Secondary English Education.

Meghan Griesemer is a graduating senior in English with a focus in digital media studies. She is currently living in Columbus, and plans on attending graduate school in order to pursue a masters degree in folklore.

Zack Hess is a senior from Clayton, Ohio majoring in English. He is graduating this quarter and plans to move out West to pursue a job.

Kate Owsley is a junior from Empire, MI majoring in English. She is planning a career in library science.

Marie Pesut is a senior from Youngstown, Ohio, who is pursuing degrees in English literature and journalism.  She hopes to work for a publication such as Vogue or National Geographic.

Emily Rosen is a senior from Baltimore, Maryland majoring in English.  She is planning a career in Marketing.

Dr. Richard (Dickie) Selfe is a recent hire in Humanities Information Systems at The Ohio State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the English Department and holds the position of Senior Instructional Technology Consultant in the College of Humanities. Because of his interest in database-driven systems and their interaction with and influence on multimodal projects, he is 'sitting in' on this course and editing one of the Anderson letters. "I've learned a great deal about creating a sustainable electronic edition. It's an amazing amount of work for the project leader (Dr. Lewis Ulman) and each student!"

Steve Sikes-Gilbert is a senior from Yellow Springs, OH majoring in English with a focus on Film Studies.  He is planning a career in film editing or criticism.

Sarah Sitzler is a senior English major from Fairfield, Ohio. Her non-literature interests include photography, travel, and gardening.  After graduation and a nice long nap, she plans to pursue further education in library and information science with a possible focus on archival studies.

Jeremy Smith is a senior, from Vermilion Ohio, majoring in English. Jeremy is planning a career working within the Ohio State Library system while working on a creative writing career focused in poetry during his free time.

Kristin Stack is a senior graduating with a BA in English and a minor in Professional Writing.  This month, she will be starting as an Assistant Allocator at the Abercrombie & Fitch Home Office in New Albany.

H. Lewis Ulman, Principal Editor, is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and Assistant Dean for Instructional and Research Technology in the College of Humanities. He has edited The Minutes of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, 1758–1773 (Aberdeen University Press, 1990) and, with Dennis Quon, “Semiotics in Eighteenth-century Aberdeen: Thomas Gordon’s Contributions to the Aberdeen Philosophical Society” (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth-Century 317 (1994): 57–115). He is currently working on an edition of the natural history discourses and letters of David Skene, M.D. (1731-1770), a draft version of which can be previewed online at http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/Ulman1/Skene/. He is delighted to be living and working at a time when print culture and digital culture are encountering and accommodating one another, allowing him and his students to learn more about both media than they could by studying either in isolation.

Shy editors: Jenna Kamrass, Andrea Sharoian.

Columbus, Ohio
June 2006