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.

Lance Hawvermale

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. His novel, The Discretionist, was published in July 2014. In 2016, St. Martin's Press will release his fifth novel, Rain Shadow.

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

Matt Cardin teaches composition and literature courses. He is the author and editor of several horror collections, including 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), 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 has appeared as a panelist at the World Fantasy Convention, the World Horror Convention, and Baylor University’s Faith and Film Symposium. He has also appeared on multiple radio shows and podcasts to talk about religion, horror, and the paranormal. You may download his Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.