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Shawn Leigh AlexanderDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Shawn Leigh Alexander is a historian for African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Shawn Leigh Alexander is a historian for African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas.  He received his Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts.  Alexander joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

 

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Ann BirneyDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Ann Birney is an independent scholar and partner in Ride into History, an historical performance touring troupe.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Ann Birney is an independent scholar and partner in Ride into History, an historical performance touring troupe.  She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Kansas.  Birney has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1994.

Valerie Brown-Kuchera Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Valerie Brown-Kuchera coordinates seminars and conferences for the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Valerie Brown-Kuchera coordinates seminars and conferences for the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center.  She received her M.A. in literature from Fort Hays State University.  Brown-Kuchera joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

William Clyde BrownDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) William Clyde Brown is professor emeritus of English and Humanities at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) William Clyde Brown is professor emeritus of English and Humanities at Kansas Wesleyan University.  He earned his Ph.D. in literature and religion from the University of Chicago.  Brown has been a part of the KHC TALK book discussion program since its inception in the early 1980s.

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Byron Caminero-SantangeloDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Byron Caminero-Santangelo is a Professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Byron Caminero-Santangelo is a Professor of English and Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of African literature and environmentalism.

Michaeline Chance-ReayDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Michaeline Chance-Reay teaches courses in Women’s Studies and Education at Kansas State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Michaeline Chance-Reay teaches courses in Women’s Studies and Education at Kansas State University.  She received her Ph.D. in Humanities Education from Ohio State University.  Chance-Reay has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.

Gene T. Chávez — Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Gene T. Chávez is the founder and president of Chávez and Associates, Kansas City.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Gene T. Chávez is the founder and president of Chávez and Associates, Kansas City.  He received his Ed.D. in the philosophical foundations of education from Arizona State University.  Chávez is a former member of the KHC board of directors and has been leading TALK discussions since 1996.

Brenda Craven Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Brenda Craven is an instructor of English at Fort Hays State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Brenda Craven is an instructor of English at Fort Hays State University, where she teaches world literature and composition.  She received her M.A. in English from Fort Hays State University.  Craven joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

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Cheryl Hofstetter DuffyDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Cheryl Hofstetter Duffy is a professor of English at Fort Hays State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Cheryl Hofstetter Duffy is a professor of English at Fort Hays State University.  She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas.  Duffy has been involved in KHC book discussions since the mid-eighties.

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Dennis Etzel Jr. Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Dennis Etzel Jr. is an instructor of English at Washburn University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Dennis Etzel Jr. is an instructor of English at Washburn University.  He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas.  Etzel joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

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Steven FoulkeDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Steven Foulke is an associate professor of history at Ottawa University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Steven Foulke is an associate professor of history at Ottawa University.  He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kansas and his Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Wyoming.  Foulke has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.

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Marwa Ghazali — Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Marwa Ghazali is currently a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Marwa Ghazali is currently a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas. She wrote her master’s thesis in anthropology at KU on the Bantu Somali community in Kansas City. She also holds certificates in African Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Rachel Waltner Goossen Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Rachel Waltner Goossen is a history professor at Washburn University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Rachel Waltner Goossen is a professor at Washburn University specializing in 20th century U.S. and women’s history.  She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Kansas.  Rachel joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

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Randi Hacker Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Randi Hacker is the outreach director for the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Randi Hacker is the outreach director for the KU Center for East Asian Studies. She received her M.A. in English as a second language from St. Michael’s College. She joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Sandra Calvin HastingsDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Sandra Calvin Hastings is professor emeritus at Johnson County Community College, where she taught literature and writing for 23 years.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Sandra Calvin Hastings is professor emeritus at Johnson County Community College, where she taught literature and writing for 23 years. She holds a master of liberal arts degree from Baker University in Baldwin City.  Hastings has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.

Anne HawkinsDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Anne Hawkins teaches U.S. history at Washburn University, and U.S. and world history to homeschooled youth across northeast Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Anne Hawkins teaches U.S. history at Washburn University, and U.S. and world history to homeschooled youth across northeast Kansas.  She received her M.A. in History from the University of Kansas.  Hawkins joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

Nancy HopeDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Nancy Hope is the Associate Director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the Associate Director for Education of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Nancy Hope is the Associate Director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the Associate Director for Education of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas.  She has Master Degrees in education, fine arts, and Asian art history.  Hope joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2006.

Jim HoyDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Jim Hoy is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Jim Hoy received his Ph.D. in medieval English literature from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University.  Hoy has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1986.

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Richard KellerDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Richard Keller is professor of English at Emporia State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Richard Keller is professor of English at Emporia State University.  He earned his Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University.  Keller has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1991.

Marilyn E. KlausDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Marilyn E. Klaus is a lecturer with Religious Studies and African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Marilyn E. Klaus is a lecturer with Religious Studies and African and African American Studies at KU.  She received her M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Kansas and M.Div. from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries.  Klaus joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Sister Rosemary KolichDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and at the Overland Park campus.  Kolich joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Jennifer Krisuk — Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Jennifer Krisuk is an Assistant Professor of English at Dodge City Community College.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Jennifer Krisuk is an Assistant Professor of English at Dodge City Community college, where she teaches Composition, English Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Adult Literature. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa with a focus on 19th-century British and American writing. She joined the KHC TALK program in 2012.

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Linda M. LewisDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Linda M. Lewis recently retired from Bethany College, where she was professor of English for 27 years. Today she is employed as an editor for Wedgestone Press.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Linda M. Lewis recently retired from Bethany College, where she was a professor of English for 27 years.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska, moved to Lindsborg, Kansas, immediately upon completion of her degree, and has been a TALK leader since 1989.  Lewis is the author of four books and many articles on British writers. Currently, she writes for various journals and is employed as an editor for Wedgestone Press.

Denise LowDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Denise Low is a retired humanities professor and former poet laureate of the state of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Denise Low recently retired as Dean of Humanities and Arts at Haskell Indian Nations University.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas.  She was poet laureate of the state of Kansas 2007-2009.  Low has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1989.

Alan S. LubertDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Alan S. Lubert teaches philosophy at Baker University and also works at the Kansas City Ronald McDonald House.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Alan S. Lubert teaches philosophy at Baker University and also works at the Kansas City Ronald McDonald House.  He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester.  Lubert has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1995.

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Elizabeth MacGonagle — Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Elizabeth MacGonagle is a historian of Africa and its diaspora at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Elizabeth MacGonagle is a historian of Africa and its diaspora whose research links nation, culture, and ethnicity to processes of identity formation. She has lived and worked in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

Beverly B. MackDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Beverly B. Mack is a professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Beverly B. Mack is a professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.  She has conducted extended field research on Muslim women poets, performers, and scholars in Nigeria and Morocco, and she has lived in Sierra Leone as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Caryn Mirriam-GoldbergDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Lawrence, is a professor at Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, through a low-residency program.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is a professor at Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, through a low-residency program.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas.  Mirriam-Goldberg has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1992.

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Deborah E. Peterson Download Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Deborah E. Peterson is an instructor of Chinese language and East Asian civilization at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Deborah E. Peterson is an instructor of Chinese language and East Asian civilization at the University of Kansas.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Anthropology with the University of Chicago and received her M.A. in Chinese from the University of Michigan. Peterson joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

Erin PouppirtDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Erin Pouppirt, Overland Park, is an independent scholar.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Erin Pouppirt is an independent scholar.  She received her M.A. in Psychology and Counseling from the University of Kansas.  Pouppirt joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Thomas PraschDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Thomas Prasch is a professor and chairs the history department at Washburn University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Thomas Prasch is a professor and chairs the history department at Washburn University.  He received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.  Prasch has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.

Al PursellDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Al Pursell teaches English at Kansas City, Kansas Community College.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Al Pursell teaches English at Kansas City, Kansas Community College, where he is an adjunct faculty member.  He received his M.A. in education from the University of Kansas, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English.  Pursell has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1992.

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Diane QuanticDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Diane Quantic is retired from teaching English at Wichita State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Diane Quantic is retired from teaching English at Wichita State University.  She received her Ph.D. in literature from Kansas State University.  Quantic has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1988.

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Kevin J. RabasDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Kevin J. Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Kevin J. Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program.  He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas.  Rabas joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Trish ReevesDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Trish Reeves is retired from teaching English at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Trish Reeves is retired from teaching English at Haskell Indian Nations University.  She holds a B.J. in journalism from the University of Missouri, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.  Reeves has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.

Sara Jane RichterDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Sara Jane Richter is dean of the School of Liberal Arts and professor of English at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Sara Jane Richter is dean of the School of Liberal Arts and professor of English at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma.  She received her Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University.  Richter has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1991.

Susan RiekeDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Susan Rieke is a professor of English and McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.

Press Release Bio 2 (Short) Susan Rieke is a professor of English and McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth.  She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa and her academic writing has focused on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.  She is a member of KHC’s Speakers Bureau has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1994.

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Martha Ortiz SanchezDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Martha Ortiz Sanchez is a community educator for the City of Wichita and adjunct for both Friends University and Wichita State University, where she has taught Mexican American History and Spanish.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Martha Ortiz Sanchez is a community educator for the City of Wichita and adjunct for both Friends University and Wichita State University, where she has taught Mexican American History and Spanish.  She earned her master’s degree from WSU.  Sanchez has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1996.

Nicolas ShumpDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Nicolas Shump teaches history and English at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Nicolas Shump teaches history and English at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri.  He received his M.A. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Shump joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

Kim StanleyDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Kim Stanley chairs the Department of Modern Languages at McPherson College.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Kim Stanley chairs the Department of Modern Languages at McPherson College.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.  Stanley is a former member of the KHC board of directors and has been leading TALK discussions since 1992.

Margy StewartDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Margy Stewart is retired from teaching English at Washburn University and is co-founder of Prairie Heritage Institute.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Margy Stewart is retired from teaching English at Washburn University and is co-founder of Prairie Heritage Institute.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin.  Stewart joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

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Joyce ThiererDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Joyce Thierer divides her time between Ride into History, an historical performance touring troupe, and teaching history for Emporia State University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Joyce Thierer divides her time between Ride into History, an historical performance touring troupe, and teaching history for Emporia State University.  She holds a Ph.D. in history from Kansas State University.  Thierer has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1989.

John Edgar TidwellDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) John Edgar Tidwell is a professor of English at the University of Kansas.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) John Edgar Tidwell is a professor of English at the University of Kansas.  A native of Independence, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  Tidwell joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Sara W. TuckerDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Sara W. Tucker is retired from teaching history at Washburn University.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Sara W. Tucker recently retired as a professor in the history department at Washburn University.  She holds a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.  Tucker has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1988.

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Dana WatersDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Dana Waters is professor emeritus of English and the former chair of the Fine Arts and Humanities Division at Dodge City Community College.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Dana Waters is professor emeritus of English and the former chair of the Fine Arts and Humanities Division at Dodge City Community College.  She earned her master’s degree in English from Fort Hays State University.  Waters joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2009.

Thomas WesoDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Thomas Weso, Lawrence, is an educator and artist.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Thomas Weso is an educator and artist.  He received his M.A. in Indigenous Nations Studies from the University of Kansas.  Weso joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.

Sandra WiechertDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and former reference assistant/community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and former reference assistant/community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library.  She received her master of arts in American History from Kansas State University.  Wiechert joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Carmaletta M. WilliamsDownload Introduction | Photo

Press Release Bio 1 (Short) Carmaletta M. Williams is recently retired English professor from Johnson County Community College.

Press Release Bio 2 (Long) Carmaletta M. Williams a retired English professor from Johnson County Community College.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas and has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1993.

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