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Brad Cahoon lives in Athens, Georgia, where he teaches traditional karatedo at the University of Georgia.

Paul J. Cella III, is a writer living in Atlanta. His essays have appeared in The New Atlantis, The American Conservative, Touchstone, The Dallas Morning News and other publications. He is currently an editor at Red State and chief editor of the website What's Wrong with the World. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, he graduated from Wake Forest University.

Mark D. Haverland was born in Ohio in 1956. He holds degrees from Kenyon College (AB), Duquesne University (MA in Catholic theology), and Duke University (Ph.D. in religion) and is a former Richard Weaver Fellow and James B. Duke fellow. A clergyman of the Anglican Catholic Church since 1981, he served as rector of Saint Stephen's Church, Athens, GA, from 1982-2007. Currently Archbishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the South and Metropolitan of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church, he is author of the Practique Divinity of Henry Hammond: 1605-1660, of Anglican Catholic Faith and Practice, and of many reviews and articles.

Lawrence Hetrick grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where he attended the University. From 1966 to 1986 he taught poetry writing and English there. He has published reviews, interviews, essays, poetry, and fiction in journals such as Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Mississippi Quarterly, New Virginia Review, Sewanee Review, Terrain, and many others. He is a former editor, from 1997 to 2004, of The Chattahoochee Review. He currently teaches English and humanities at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. His recent book of poetry, Derelict Tributaries (Anhinga Press), is available at www.anhinga.org.

John P. Hittinger serves as a full professor in the department of philosophy and he is a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1974). He enrolled in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America where he completed a master's thesis on "Reason and Intellect in Two Texts of Thomas Aquinas," and a doctoral dissertation on “Natural Law in Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding.” He has held faculty positions at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, the College of St Francis in Joliet, Illinois; the United States Air Force Academy, St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University in Orchard Lake, Michigan, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan. From 2006 to 2008 Dr. Hittinger served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of St Thomas, Houston. John has published four books, as the editor of the recently published The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: from Maritain to Wojtyla, Washington, Catholic University of America Press, 2010, and as co-editor of Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Theory and its Critics (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994) and Reassessing the Liberal State: Reading Maritain’s Man and the State, (Catholic University of America Press, 2001). His collection of essays is entitled Liberty, Wisdom and Grace: Thomism and Modern Democratic Theory. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Press, 2002. John has published articles and presented papers on a variety of topics including John Locke, Jacques Maritain, military ethics, liberal education, political philosophy, and the thought of John Paul II. In 2008 Dr Hittinger founded the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World (www.JP2Forum.org)

Beth Impson received her Ph.D. in English from The University of Kansas and teaches literature and writing at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Her occasional reviews and articles have appeared in World Magazine and Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. She and her husband, Keiller, are the parents of five, the oldest and youngest of whom serve in the Navy, and grandparents of 14.

Michael M. Jordan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of English at Hillsdale College, received his B.A. in English from Bryan College, his M.A in Literature and Moral Philosophy from International College, and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia. For the M.A, he studied with Russell Kirk, serving as Assistant Editor of The University Bookman and writing a thesis on "Original Sin in the Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with Ralph Waldo Emerson Serving as Hawthorne's Foil." For the Ph.D., he worked with Marion Montgomery, who directed Jordan's dissertation on "Donald Davidson's Agrarian 'Creed of Memory’." Jordan has lectured on the work of various Southern authors: the Southern Agrarians, Donald Davidson, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, M. E. Bradford, Richard Weaver, and Walker Percy. He also has written essays and reviews for various journals of scholarship and opinion, including Chronicles, Touchstone, The Southern Partisan, Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, The South Carolina Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The University Bookman, and The Wanderer.

Thomas Ledford is a 1964 University of Georgia graduate where he was a student in Marion Montgomery’s Honors English class.. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1973. He is sometimes a speaker and author after a career as an industrial chemist. He is retired, but not shy.

William Luse is the associate editor of The Christendom Review.

Sarah-Eva E. Marchese has two masters in the fields of International Relations and War Studies from the University of St. Andrew and the University of London. She has worked in advertising sales, political intelligence, and finance. Sarah-Eva lives with her husband in San Diego, California.

Marion Montgomery (l925-2011) was a contributing editor to The Christendom Review, and his work appeared in the first issue. A generous and helpful critical reader and a great friend of this publication, Montgomery taught literature and writing at The University of Georgia for many years and was named professor emeritus from the English Department. His publcations include three novels, three books of poetry, and many volumes of literary and cultural criticism from a Thomistic point of view, He lectured both in the United States and abroad. Among his accolades are the Georgia Writer's Literary Achievement award, the Stanley W. Lindberg award, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Gerhart Neimeyer award. In the Communion of Saints, in the fullness of Joy, he continues as our beloved friend and patron.

Warren Cole Smith is the Associate Publisher of WORLD Magazine (www.worldmag.com). WORLD is the nation’s largest Christian news magazine. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of more than 10 books. Smith has a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, where Marion Montgomery was his professor and mentor.

William Tobias Straney is a carpenter and lives with his wife and sons in Columbia, SC.

Mark Sullivan is a writer living in Pittsburgh. He's contributed to Our Sunday Visitor, The National Catholic Register, and Catholic World Report. He is currently working on a book about St. Monica.

Sterling Watson is the author of six novels including Weep No More My Brother; The Calling; Blind Tongues; Deadly Sweet; and Sweet Dream Baby. Weep No More My Brother was nominated for the Rosenthal Award given annually by the National Academy Institute of Arts and Letters. His latest novel, Fighting in the Shade (Akashic Books), is available in Kindle or paperback at Amazon.com. Watson is the recipient of three Florida Fine Arts Council Awards for fiction writing. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Eckerd College and holder of the Peter Meinke Chair in Creative Writing.

David M. Whalen holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and has taught at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina and Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he now is Provost. He has frequently taught courses in the Great Books, Renaissance and Victorian English Literature, and the philosophy and literature of liberal education. His publications address these topics as well as the writings of author John Henry Cardinal Newman. Dr. Whalen and his wife, Janet, have eleven children and live in Michigan.

John Young is a career Spanish and English teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools and currently works at an alternative program. He studied Creative Writing under novelist Sterling Watson at Eckerd College until 2004. After having taken education classes towards an advanced degree, he happened upon certain writers who stressed learning outside of the classroom (John Holt, Ivan Illich) and discontinued the pursuit of what he considered to be empty abstractions. Always interested in real learning, he is a member of the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore's Harbor.