Dr. Roger Jones
Dr. Roger Walton Jones received a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, with a specialty in modern American literature. He routinely presents papers at the Popular Culture Association annual conference and serves on textbook editorial boards.
An expert on Texas writer Larry McMurtry, Dr. Jones is the author of Larry McMurtry and the Victorian Novel, as well as numerous short stories, articles, and book reviews. His Curriculum Vitae is available.
A published novelist, Professor Hawvermale’s prose and poetry have won numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation “Poetry Book of the Year.” His poems have appeared in Mid-America Review, ByLine, Crosstimbers, and The Same, among others. He holds a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. In 2016, St. Martin’s Press released Hawvermale’s fifth novel, Face Blind, a thriller set in Chile’s Atacama desert.
In addition to English classes, Professor Hawvermale also teaches the college’s Honors courses. He serves as Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. You may download Professor Hawvermale’s Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.
Matt Cardin is Associate Vice President of Ranger College Erath County and Assistant Professor of English and Religion. He is the author and editor of Divinations of the Deep (Ash-Tree Press, 2002), Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2014), Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears (Greenwood, 2017), Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean Press, 2014), and many more. He holds a master’s degree in religious studies from Missouri State University and a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri.
Mr. Cardin was nominated for the prestigious World Fantasy Award in 2015. He has appeared as a panelist at the World Horror Convention, the World Fantasy Convention, and Baylor University’s Faith and Film Symposium. He has been a special guest on multiple radio shows and podcasts to talk about religion, horror, and the paranormal. You may download his Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.
Dr. W. Everett Chesnut
Something of a polymath, Dr. W. Everett Chesnut holds a multidisciplinary doctorate as both a humanities scholar and a social scientist, from the University of Oklahoma. Originally from California, Dr. Chesnut teaches literature and rhetoric. Over his 30-year teaching career, he also has taught classes involving myth and folklore, film, and gender studies.