Clifford E. Clark, Jr. (PhD, Harvard University) is M. A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, where he has served as both Chair of the History Department and Director of the American Studies program. Dr. Clark is the author of Henry Ward Beecher: Spokesman for a Middle-Class America (1978), The American Family Home, 1800-1960 (1986), The Intellectual and Cultural History of Anglo-America since 1789 in the General History of the Americas, and, with Carol Zellie, Northfield: The History and Architecture of a Community (1997). He has edited and contributed to Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People since 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Dr. Clark is active in material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.
Sandra McNair Hawley received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She co-authored the book Global Politics with Dean A. Minix and has written numerous papers on US/Chinese relations, with a focus on popular culture portraits of Asia and their implications. She currently teaches at San Jacinto College and is working on a new book on the history of Texas.
Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.
Andrew Rieser (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) is assistant professor of History at State University of New York Dutchess Community College and is a past Pew Program fellow in Religion and American history at Yale University. Rieser served as Associate Editor of the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 3e. His first book, THE CHAUTAUQUA MOMENT: PROTESTANTS, PROGRESSIVES, AND THE CULTURE OF MODERN LIBERALISM, 1874-1920 brings a fresh analysis to one of the most important cultural institutions of late 19th and early 20th century America.