Zeb Larson

Jim Calder

Zeb Larson is a writer, historian, and software developer in Columbus. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a PhD in History in 2019. His research focused on the anti-apartheid movement in the United States and the passage of sanctions against South Africa. He writes about 20th-century U.S. history, food history, and politics The United States and African Liberation … Read More

Bob Batchelor

Jim Calder

Bob Batchelor is a critically-acclaimed cultural historian and biographer. He has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. Bob’s new book Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, An Illustrated History explores the company’s rich history from its 1880 founding to the current day, mixing 300 images with a vibrant narrative. The book provides … Read More

Rebekah Brown

Jim Calder

Quarantine on the Frontier: The Ohio Company of Associates and Medical Practice, 1786-1794 After the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the newborn United States government held the long-coveted prize known as the Northwest Territory. Soon, a group of Revolutionary War veterans and New England settlers formed the Ohio Company of Associates and established a town called Marietta along the Muskingum … Read More

Brandon Downing

Jim Calder

Brandon C. Downing is an Assistant Professor of History at Marietta College. He teaches early American history classes in Native and Colonial America, the American Revolutionary War, and in Public History. His primary interests are Native-White interactions in the Ohio Valley, the War of 1812, and the history of Marietta, OH. He is currently working on a project titled, “Performative … Read More

Stefanie Dunning

Jim Calder

Stefanie Kyle Dunning is Professor of English at Miami University of Ohio. She is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of California, Riverside and a Ford Fellow. Her first book Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire and Contemporary African American Culture, was published by Indiana University Press in 2009. Her work has been published in … Read More

David Hassler

Jim Calder

David Hassler is the Director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and is the author of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community. May 4th Voices: Speaking through the Wound of the Kent State Shootings On May 4, 1970, four students were killed and nine injured on the campus of Kent State University by Ohio National Guard during … Read More

Carol Lasser

Jim Calder

Carol is an Emerita Professor of History at Oberlin College and has focused her work on women, gender and race in American history. She is the author of Antebellum American Women (with Stacey Robertson, 2010); Friends and Sisters:  Letters Between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-1893, (with Marlene Merrill, 1987) and Educating Men and Women Together: Coeducation in a Changing World  (1987). Bending to … Read More

Bradley Lepper

Jim Calder

Brad Lepper is the Senior Archaeologist for the Ohio History Connection’s World Heritage Program. In addition, he has occasionally been a Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Denison University. His primary areas of interest include North America’s Ice Age peoples, Ohio’s magnificent mounds and earthworks, and the history of Archaeology. Noteworthy research includes excavation of the Burning Tree mastodon … Read More

Mindy McGinnis

Jim Calder

Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, Not A Drop to Drink, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, In A Handful of Dust was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A … Read More

Tom O’Grady

Jim Calder

Tom O’Grady sailed as a deck worker on an ore carrier on the Great Lakes aboard a sister-ship of the fated Edmund Fitzgerald, surveyed for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, launched the first comprehensive curbside recycling program in the state of Ohio and has been promoting waste reduction and sustainable economy for thirty years. O’Grady has also been an … Read More