holds the rank of University Professor of English at Pittsburg State University where she has taught since 1997. She is the author of Feminist Intertextuality Through Bluebeard Studies (2001) Bluebeard: A Reader’s Guide to the English Tradition (2009), A Case Study of Film Adaptations of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan Story (2016), and Filming the Children’s Book: Adapting Metafiction (2019); and co-editor of Where is Adaptation? Mapping Cultures, Texts, and Contexts (2018) and The Palgrave Handbook of Children’s Film and Television (2019). She has published more than twenty literacy fiction readers for children and young adults for Heinemann Education, and two non-fiction titles for K-12 students. In 2012 she was a visiting Fellow at Massey University in New Zealand (her alma mater), and in 2014 she spent a semester in Turku, Finland as a Fulbright Scholar.


Julie Allison, Ph.D. is University Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Pittsburg State University (PSU), where she has worked since 1991. She is co-author of Rape: The Misunderstood Crime (1993) with Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Gender-based violence: Theory, research, activism (2007) with Chris Kilmartin. In her communities, she has worked as an advocate for victims and survivors of gender-related crimes, co-facilitator of a batterer’s intervention program, and director of the Office of Violence Response and Prevention at PSU. She directs the undergraduate concentrations in psychology related to the law and the military.


Dr. Bienvenido S. Cortes is Associate Dean and MBA Director of the Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University (PSU). He served as chair of the Dept. of Economics, Finance & Banking from 2007-15, and as Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Managerial Issues from 2008-2015. Dr. Cortes received his B.S. in business economics from the University of the Philippines in 1977, M.A. in economics from Wichita State University in 1980, and Ph.D. in economics from Oklahoma State University in 1987. He has served as a Fulbright scholar at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, and a visiting professor at Japan’s Hiroshima University of Economics in 1993-94. In June 2012, Dr. Cortes served as a faculty consultant for the USAID Iraq Financial Development Project. He has participated in overseas faculty development seminars focusing on economic growth and international business in the Middle East-North Africa (Israel, Jordan, and Morocco) region, European Union, Hong Kong, and southern China. His papers have appeared in scholarly journals such as The Journal of Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, The International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, International Journal of Business & Finance Research, and the National Social Science Journal.



Steven Cox is an associate professor and the curator of the Special Collections & University Archives in the Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University.  Prior to coming to PSU, he was the head of Special collections & University Archives at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for fourteen years. A native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, and a master’s in education also from the University of Arkansas. He received a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Kentucky. During his years at Chattanooga, Professor Cox researched Appalachian history and themes, culminating in the publication of Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918 (Ohio University Press, 2014), in which he edited and footnoted the personal journals of this Appalachian naturalist, artist, and writer. He has published in the Journal of East Tennessee History (winning its McClung Award in 2011); the Southeastern LibrarianAmerican Libraries; and the Chattanooga Regional Historical Journal. An avid reader and book collector, Professor Cox is researching the region’s socialist publishing history, primarily the Appeal to Reason, and the Haldeman-Julius Publishing Company.


Judy B. Smetana is an assistant professor of Human Resource Development at Pittsburg State University. She received her PhD from Colorado State University in Human Resource Studies and Education. Before joining PSU, Dr. Smetana worked in human resources and taught as an adjunct for University of Colorado-Denver and Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Smetana has a personal passion for writing. As a student, she worked for an English language newspaper in Vienna, Austria and treasured her time as a journalist. Later, she worked as a research assistant for the International Atomic Energy Agency and spent much of her time researching and writing. Needless to say, she truly loves reading and writing. Aside from having scholarly publications she aspires to write a novel someday. In her free time, Judy enjoys hiking with her spouse George and border collie Izzy, cooking and savoring meals with family, or curling up with a good book.


A former janitor, factory worker, clerk, marksmanship training unit member, and tank commander, Dr. Daley earned his graduate degrees with financial help from the GI Bill and a supportive spouse.  Since 1994, He has taught courses in nineteenth century American history and modern military history at Pittsburg State University, where he also served as the Department of History's chairperson from 2001 to 2010.  Doctrinal development—especially of mechanized and aerial warfare—pedagogy, and higher education policy have attracted most of his attention as a researcher although his course offerings cover a broader range.  He is currently editing a newly found set of World War II letters, examining lower division history texts for presentist bias, and studying the counterinsurgency tactics of Lieutenant General Sir Aylmer L. Haldane.  His articles and reviews appear in The Journal of Military History, Southern Historical Review, Civil War History, Thought and Action, Global War Studies, Michigan Historical Review, Armor, and Gulf Coast Historical Review.  While serving on the University Press of Kansas Editorial Board in 2000, he joined the Quarterly's Board of Editors at the invitation of then Editor-in-Chief Dr. James B.M. Schick, a fellow historian.  The journal's eclectic coverage attracted him most, as it provided a window on fields outside of his own, and he continues to savor the interdisiplinary adventure it provides.


is the chair of the math department at Pittsburg State University.  He lives on a small farm in a rural setting outside of Pittsburg with his wife and five children.  Tim attended schools in the area and graduated from PSU. He received a PhD in analytic number theory from Oklahoma State University.  Most of Dr. Flood’s spare time is spent with family and he especially enjoys spending time with the family outdoors on the farm or attending his children’s various events.


is an assistant professor of English at Pittsburg State University. She’s had both poetry and fiction published in magazines like Prick of the Spindle, The MacGuffin, The Little Balkans Review, Room Magazine, Grass Limb, The Knicknackery, Midwest Quarterly, Kansas Time + Place, 150 Kansas Poets, and in a Kansas Notable Book poetry collection To the Stars Through Difficulties.  Martin has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, Pittsburg State University, and Independence Community College. She has worked as a reader for both The Iowa Reviewand NPR. She is a founding member of the Astra Arts Festival in Independence, KS and was director of the visiting writers’ series at ICC. Martin has been awarded for her work in The Cincinnati Review and Kansas Voices.  She is a graduate of Iowa Writer’s Workshop where she was named a Truman Capote Fellow and received the Clark Fischer Ansley Award for Excellence in Fiction.


has been at Pittsburg State University since 1997. He teaches and researches mainly in the areas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature, but has developed an enthusiasm for such twentieth-century authors as Waugh, Mitford, Amis, and Larkin.


was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He was educated in the public schools of Istanbul, and was awarded a Bachelor of Science with major in Physics from the University of Istanbul in 1991. He entered the graduate school of Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and completed the requirements for the Master’s degree in Physics in December 1994. After that, he entered the graduate school of Illinois Institute of Technology (ITT) in 1995 and was awarded the PhD in Physics in 2000. After a couple of post-doctoral research positions at SUNY-Binghampton and Kansas State University, he started teaching Physics at Pittsburg State University in 2004. He became a US citizen in 2011. He enjoys reading, teaching, experimenting, and deep thinking. In his spare time, he likes to experience nature via walking, hiking, and observing. He has many layers of thinking, permissions and compartmentalization. He has a photographic memory for faces which helps a lot in his teaching profession. His main area of research encompasses experimental condensed matter physics and materials science. Specifically, he works in nanotechnology, graphene and magnetic sensors area.


was born 13 February 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the eldest of two children born to Wayne and Noni Viney. He has lived in Oklahoma (1953-1966, 1977-1984), Colorado (1966-1977), and Kansas (1984-present). Viney received the B.A. in philosophy from Colorado State University (1977) and the M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma (1979, 1982). He has been teaching philosophy and religion at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas since 1984. He serves on the editorial boards of Process Studies, The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, and The Midwest Quarterly and he is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the Center for Process Studies. Dr. Viney publishes in the areas of the philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy, with special interest in the writings of Charles Hartshorne and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. He is the primary editor of Hartshorne’s last book, Creative Experiencing: A Philosophy of Freedom (SUNY Press, 2011). Viney has also written extensively on the life and thought of Jules Lequyer (1814-1862), is a regular contributor to the annual journal, Cahiers Jules Lequier, and has translated some of Lequyer's writings into English. In his spare time, Viney is a singer and songwriter. Don Viney is the father of Jennifer Smith. He and his wife Maeve Cummings, a professor of Information Systems, live in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Copy Editor
Janet Zepernick is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Pittsburg State University and is co-editor of the collections Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars (2013), Where is Adaptation? Mapping Cultures, Texts, and Contexts (2018), and The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Film and Television (2019).



Reader - Poetry
Morgan has an MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State in Kansas. She is a Cataloging Librarian at Pittsburg State University.


Editorial Assistant - Poetry
Katelyn Roth holds a Master's degree in poetry from Pittsburg State University, where she now teaches composition and literature. Her work has previously appeared online at Silver Birch Press and at Heartland: Poems of Love, Resistance and Solidarity.

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