The Public Access and the Liberal Arts Project is made possible through the generous support of the Teagle Foundation and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Truman State University

Co-Instructor Cole Woodcox is professor of English and former chair of the Department of English and Linguistics at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He teaches 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Contemporary British literature; Film Studies; and Art History, with a special interest in architecture.

Keene State College

Co Instructor Mark C. Long is professor of English and American Studies and former chair of English at Keene State College. Mark is the Director of the Integrative Studies Program. He teaches courses in writing, American poetry and poetics, the environmental humanities, and the teaching of reading and writing

img_4221-1024x711Abby Shepherd is a sophomore English major at Keene State College. She has resided in the Monadnock region her entire life, moving with her mother and younger sister from Swanzey, NH to Keene in third grade. Abby has worn many hats in her nineteen years, including that of a political activist, actress, and author. When she isn’t writing, Abby enjoys listening to Broadway soundtracks and watching historical documentaries on Netflix. Her life goals include attending graduate school, collecting even more internships, and owning a basset hound

SUNY Geneseo

img_0339-225x300Emily Buckley-Crist
is a senior English major and music minor at SUNY Geneseo. She was born and raised in New York’s Capital Region, specifically Ravena, a small town south of Albany. In addition to her English studies at Geneseo, she plays the clarinet in many campus ensembles and currently serves as co-president of Geneseo’s English Club. Her aspirations include attending graduate school and extensive international travel

me-149x300John Panus is a a senior English major at SUNY Geneseo with interests in African American literature, biopolitics and the neoliberal subject, and children’s literature.  At Geneseo, John is a member of the varsity cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field teams.  Additionally, he serves as the Academic Chair for Geneseo’s charter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, and he works as a tutor and logistic coordinator for our writing learning center.  Ultimately, he wishes to pursue a PhD in English literature and someday work as an English professor at a small institution like Geneseo.  Outside of school, John enjoys pixar movies, fishing, camping, and traveling the country for cross country/track meets

UNC Asheville 

screenshot_2015-05-13-12-26-55-1-768x756Julia Bone is a junior majoring in History and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She was raised in Pinehurst, North Carolina, an hour south of the Research Triangle. She works at her university’s library as both a research assistant to the librarians and as an assistant to the archivists in our Special Collections. After graduating Julia would like to continue her studies in graduate school to earn her MLIS and work as a librarian in a large research institution.

bffs-768x458Casey Brown is a a junior history major at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  She was born in Valdese, North Carolina, and has lived relatively near the area my whole life.  She spends much of my time traveling or playing tabletop games.  After she graduates, she would like to have a job doing curation work at a museum, and eventually travel across Eastern Europe.