Dr J Reese Voshell has taught in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech since 1976. He has received numerous research grants to study the effects of pollution and environmental stress on freshwater invertebrates, and has been named to the university's Academy of Teaching Excellence. His 30 years of teaching, outreach, and research have convinced him that people of all ages, educational backgrounds, and personal interests can become fascinated with freshwater invertebrates.
Amy Bartlett Wright is a Rhode Island illustrator of nature books. She has contributed to the Peterson Field Guide series and her illustrations have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center.