Joe A. Mobley spent years as a historical editor with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and as an instructor of history at NC State University. He is the author of numerous works of history including Weary of War: Life on the Confederate Home Front, and North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell: Founding Father and Revolutionary Hero.
Layla Milholen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Applied Anthropology from Appalachian State University. She has been employed as an editor with McFarland Publishers since 2010.
Jeff Waller is the Head of Research and Instruction at the Meredith College library. He is also the library's research specialist in the field of History, and advises senior history majors as they research their thesis papers. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2014, he served at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire as the head of the library's reference department. This is his second career, following a seven-year stint as a consulting economist to the gas and electric utility industry. He has a Master's in Library Science degree from Indiana University. Jeff says of his job, "I find it richly rewarding to help students navigate the research process and see them gain confidence in their own abilities. These skills help our graduates become more discerning and involved citizens who make the best-informed decisions for themselves, their families, and society as a whole." Check out Jeff's Meredith Minute here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCO8eCrjvTabQnL9w_SrYSzMJmfmPH1bc&v=kv4xOCl0Mrc
Dr. Dan Fountain is an associate professor of history at Meredith College. He is the author of Slavery, Civil War & Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870, as well as a contributor to many academic publications.
Additional publications include:
“Religion and Slavery,” in The Encyclopedia of Mississippi History Charles Reagan Wilson, ed., 2014.
“Slave Life and Culture” in Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America Christopher Bates, ed. M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
“Charles Octavius Boothe” African American National Biography Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. Oxford University Press, 2008.