Ellis is a freelance writer and essayist. His work has been published in Relief Journal, Able Muse Review, Embodied Effigies Magazine, Ginosko, Jonah Magazine, and others. He was awarded a graduate fellowship at Saint Mary's College of California where he taught creative writing and composition and earned an M.F.A in creative nonfiction. Ellis serves in the United States Army Reserve and was a contributing editor for Warriors Always Ready Inc., a nonprofit benefitting veterans, reservists, and national guardsmen.
A first-generation college student, Eduardo Tinoco holds a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in English, from California State University, Northridge and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education, with a concentration on Higher Education.
Ed's twenty years of work experience in the entertainment, financial, and educational fields enhance his work as a Business Librarian at the USC Libraries. Ed is also a 2012 participant, and graduate, of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Institute for Academic Libraries (LIAL). He is also currently serving his second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation and a former Los Angeles Public Library Commissioner.
Prior to pursuing his education, Ed served with the United States Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and Ranger Training Brigade. He continues to remain active with many veterans’ groups at USC and beyond.
Professor Jeremy M. Teigen (Ph.D. University of Texas, B.A. University of Wisconsin) is a former Fulbright Scholar, the director of the political science program at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and teaches courses on American government and electoral phenomena. His writes on elections, political participation, and the politics of military service, publishing articles in Armed Forces & Society, European Security, Political Communications, Political Geography, Political Research Quarterly and other venues. His book Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016, is published by Temple University Press. His research has been featured in media coverage of American elections, in sources such as The New York Times, NPR, US News and World Report, The Weekly Standard, and elsewhere. He served in the US Air Force for four years in Strategic Air Command.
Dr. Liam Corley is a Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His book, Determined Dreamer, Bayard Taylor and America’s Rise, was published in 2014 by Bucknell University Press. He is a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and his work on literature and war has been published in War, Literature, & the Arts, College English, the Journal of Veterans Studies, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His current project, The Voice of the Veteran in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century American Literature, has received a year-long research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
An assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Corrine Hinton teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, composition studies, qualitative research, and the teaching of writing. Corrine received her doctorate in English with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition from Saint Louis University and has been teaching writing at the college level since 2005. Her primary research interest lies in student veterans’ repatriation and writing experiences from the military to higher education. She has published her work in the collection, Generation Vet: Composition, Student-Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University (Utah State University Press) and in the veterans special collection of Composition Forum (Fall 2013). Hinton is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Veterans Studies, the first academic journal dedicated to interdisciplinary work with student veterans. Corrine also serves as Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow for the state of Texas to raise awareness of and advocate for military veteran caregivers. She is the proud wife and caregiver to a retired combat Marine and the daughter of two retired Air Force veterans.