Jean O. Charney, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Linguistics, her M.A. in Linguistics, and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado. Her doctoral dissertation was A Grammatical Sketch of the Comanche Language. From 1985 to the present, she has worked as an expert freelance editor, researcher, writer, and transcriber.
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From 1977 through 1980, Dr. Charney was research assistant for a Siouan Languages Archiving Project at her alma mater. For 10 years beginning in 1987, she was production manager and editor of oral history projects for the Nebraska counties of Nye, Lincoln, Eureka, and Esmeralda.
In the 1990s, she helped create manuscripts of ethnographic studies of small communities for the AMS Press and prepared dictionary and grammatical materials for the Southern Ute Indian Tribes language preservation program. From 1999 through 2006, she was a Composition Aide in the Poudre R-1 School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. For the past five years she has done work as an Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, published by the American Meteorological Society.
In 1994, Dr. Charney published A Grammar of Comanche with the University of Nebraska Press. Along with this publication, she is a co-author of REAs test preparation book for the ACT.
Michelle DenBeste, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. DenBeste continues to actively research, discuss and publish material in the fields of Russian history and the history of women. Her numerous publications include "Emerging Professionalism: Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia", published in Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science (Vol. XXVII, 2002, 275-294) and Publish or Perish? The Scientific Publications of Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia, in Dynamis: The International Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. 19, 1999, 215-240. She has also been actively involved in creating and teaching the World History course at Fresno State University, and sponsoring conference panels in regard to specific aspects of teaching World History.
Melissa Jordine, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Jordine teaches courses on World History, Modern European History and Military History. She has presented papers at both regional and national conferences and is currently working on an article relating to the image of Erwin Rommel and the German forces who fought in North Africa during World War II. She has also been actively involved in the San Joaquin History Social Science Project. This project sponsors summer seminars and lectures designed to increase the knowledge of secondary school teachers in regard to current scholarship and resources relating to topics covered by the California Social Science Standards.
James L. Love, M.A.T., teaches part-time at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, and runs a tutoring service. He has taught Advanced Placement- and International Baccalaureate-level physics in Texas secondary schools and holds two advanced degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. In the course of his distinguished teaching career, Mr. Love, now semi-retired, won a number of National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy awards for advanced study and training at national labs, including Kitt Peak Observatory, the Fermi Laboratory, and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory. He continues a seven-year association with International Baccalaureate as an examiner for extended essays in physics.
Maire Mullins, Ph.D., serves as Co-editor and Poetry Editor of the journal Christianity and Literature and
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