Kelli S. Burns, PhD, is associate professor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. She is author of Praeger's Celeb 2.0: How Social Media Foster Our Fascination with Popular Culture. Her research has been published in Journal of Advertising, Journal of New Communications Research, Newspaper Research Journal, and International Journal of Interactive Marketing and Advertising and as chapters in several edited volumes. Burns received a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Florida, where she was a presidential fellow; a master's degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University; and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and business administration from Vanderbilt University.
Social Media: A Reference Handbook (2017)
Joseph J. Kerski, PhD, is a geographer who teaches online and face-to-face courses at primary and secondary schools, through massive open online courses (MOOCs) as well as via universities such as Sinte Gleska University, Elmhurst College, and the University of Denver. Since 2006, he has served as education manager for Esri internationally, with emphasis on thought leadership in geospatial technologies in formal and informal education at all levels. Kerski believes that spatial analysis with geotechnologies can transform education and society through better decision making using the geographic perspective. He holds three degrees in geography, is active in creating and teaching online courses in geography and geotechnologies, and served for 22 years as geographer and cartographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. His focus is on GIS-based curriculum development; research in the effectiveness of GIS in education; professional development for educators; communication about the need for geographic skills, tools, and perspectives; and fostering partnerships to support GIS in education..
Interpreting Our World: 100 Discoveries That Revolutionized Geography (2016)
John R. Vile, is assistant professor of history at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. His published works include Old Hickory's Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson.
Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives (2016)
Peter Lacovara, PhD, is director of the Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund. His published works include Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile and The New Kingdom Royal City. He received his doctorate in Egyptian archaeology from the University of Chicago.
The World of Ancient Egypt: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (2016)
Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, PhD, is an independent scholar studying border and immigration issues. She is the author of Shaping the Immigration Debate: Contending Civil Societies on the US-Mexico Border.
Immigration: Examining the Facts (2016)
Dean A. Haycock, PhD, is a science and medical writer. He is author of Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil; The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder; and The Everything Health Guide to Schizophrenia. His book Murderous Minds received the Honorable Mention award in the 2015 American Society of Journalists and Authors writing competition in the category of general nonfiction. Haycock earned a doctorate in neurobiology from Brown University and a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health to study at The Rockefeller University. His scientific research has been published in Brain Research, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and other peer-reviewed journals. His articles have appeared in Drug Discovery & Development, The Lancet Neurology, and Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as online at WebMD, BioWorld Today, CNN.com, and Medcast Medical News. His website is www.DeanAHaycock.com.
Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film (2016)
, PhD, is professor of geography at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.
John Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Climate Change: Examining the Facts (2016)
Gregg Carter is professor of sociology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He has authored or edited 23 books, including the first edition of ABC-CLIO's Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook. His writings on contemporary social issues have also appeared in more than a dozen academic journals. More information on his professional life and avocations is available at web.bryant.edu/~gcarter.
Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook (2016)
Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law (2012)
Oren M. Levin-Waldman, PhD, is professor of public policy in the School for Public Affairs & Administration at Metropolitan College of New York.
The Minimum Wage: A Reference Handbook (2016)
Barbara Gastel, MD, is professor of integrative biosciences and of medical humanities at Texas A&M University, College Station, where she coordinates the graduate program in science communication.
Robert Day is professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, Newark.
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper: Eight Edition (2016)
Rodolfo F. Acuña is founding chair of the Chicana/o Studies department at then San Fernando Valley State (California State University at Northridge) -- the largest Chicana/o Studies Department in the United States. He has authored twenty-two books, three of which received the Gustavus Myers Award for the Outstanding Book on Race Relations in North America. Black Issues In Higher Education selected Acuña as one of the “100 Most Influential Educators of the 20th Century."
U.S. Latino Issues (2017)
Voices of the U.S. Latino Experience (2008)
Mary Jane Lupton, PhD, is professor emeritus at Morgan State University. Her other books include Praeger's Lucille Clifton: Her Life and Letters and Greenwood's James Welch: A Critical Companion and Maya Angelou: A Critical Companion. Lupton is author of the seminal essay "Singing the Black Mother: Maya Angelou and Autobiographical Continuity," published in Black American Literature Forum, as well as the groundbreaking feminist book Menstruation & Psychoanalysis. She was the first to receive the Ruthe T. Sheffey Award from Morgan State University in 2001.
Maya Angelou: The Iconic Self, 2nd Edition (2016)
Purva Rawal, PhD, is adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University and a principal at CapView Associates, a policy consulting firm. She previously served on the budget committee in the United States Senate as a key advisor to Chairman Conrad (D-ND) during health reform and health advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). She received her doctorate in mental health services and policy program at Northwestern University.
The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts (2016)
Eric Zolov, PhD, is associate professor of Latin American history at Stony Brook University, NY. He is the author of Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture and coeditor of Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture in Mexico Since 1940; Rockin' Las Américas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America; and Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History.
Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo (2015)
Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, was professor of history for 30 years at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. He held the John Biggs Chair of Military History at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, for six years until his retirement from teaching in 2003. He has also been the Fulbright Scholar and, as a U.S. Army captain, an intelligence analyst in the Pentagon. Since 2004 he has been the senior fellow of military history at ABC-CLIO and has authored or edited 46 books.
Battles that Changed American History: 100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats (2014)
American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (2013)
Almanac of American Military History (2012)
U.S. Leadership in Wartime: Clashes, Controversies, and Compromise (2009)
Ken Albala is professor of history at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where he teaches courses on the Renaissance and Reformation, food history, and the history of medicine. He is the author or editor of 16 books on food. He is also the editor of three food series for Greenwood Press with 27 vol¬umes in print and is now editing the four-volume Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia.
From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet, Concepts of Health around the World (2014)
Cooking in Europe, 1250–1650 (2006)
Food in Early Modern Europe (2003)
Paul R. Bartrop, PhD, one of the world’s leading scholars of the Holocaust and genocide, is professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL. In 2011–2012, he was the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, NJ.
Encountering Genocide: Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses (2014)
A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good (2012)
Lonnie Bunch is founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Before his July 2005 appointment as director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Bunch served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society (January 2001 to June 2005). There, he led a successful capital campaign to transform the Historical Society in celebration of its 150th anniversary, managed an institutional reorganization, initiated an unprecedented outreach initiative to diverse communities, and launched a much-lauded exhibition and program on teenage life titled “Teen Chicago.”
Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project (2014)
Clayborne Carson, PhD, has devoted his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movements King inspired. Since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Carson has taught at Stanford University, where he is now professor of history and founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
During his undergraduate years at UCLA, Carson participated in civil rights and antiwar protests, and many of his subsequent writings reflect his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity within the African American freedom struggle. His scholarly publications have focused on African American protest movements and political thought of the period after World War II.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Encyclopedia (2008)
The Movement 1964–1970 (1993)
Major General David T. Zabecki, PhD, U.S. Army (Retired) is an honorary senior research fellow in war studies at Britain's University of Birmingham. In 2012, he served as the Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Distinguished Chair of Military History at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also the chief military historian of the Weider History Group, the world's largest publisher of history magazines.
Steel Wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmüller and the Birth of Modern Artillery (1994)