William Bender was an editor and critic at Time magazine and the New York Herald Tribune. He is co-author of the book The Tenors and wrote the NET/BBC documentary on conductor Leopold Stokowski, which won an Emmy in 1971. He taught at Columbia, Syracuse, and Bradley universities. Currently he writes reviews for the American Record Guide.
Dr. Sarah Glover (PhD/Art History; MA/Art History) is assistant professor of art and director of the Art History program at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. She received the Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Award for Teaching, and has twice received Bradley's Chair Award for Outstanding Faculty Member. Dr. Glover is organizing a nationwide exhibition of representations of the Virgin Mary in contemporary art.
Dr. Wendy Greenhouse is a Chicago-based art historian who has written and lectured widely on the history of art in Chicago. Among her publications are catalogs of the Union League Club of Chicago art collection, the Powell and Barbara Bridges Collection of paintings by Chicago artists, and exhibitions on Chicago art and artists for the Terra Museum of American Art, the Chicago History Museum, and the Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University.
Dr. Melissa Johnson (PhD/Art History; MILS/Archives) is assistant professor of art history at Illinois State University, and graduate coordinator of the Masters Program in Visual Culture. Her recent publications include “Weimar Cultural Production: Visual Pleasure and Radical Critique in the Work of Hannah Höch,” Essays on Women’s Artistic and Cultural Contributions 1919-1939: Expanded Social Roles for the New Woman following the First World War, 2009. She is currently at work on a book project on Höch’s mass-media scrapbook.
Dr. Stacey Robertson (PhD/History; MA/History) is associate professor of history, chair of the History Department and director of Women’s Studies at Bradley University. Recently she won the University's Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her second book, Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest, was published in 2009.
Dr. Susan Weininger is professor emerita of art history at Roosevelt University, Chicago, where she was Chair of the Department of History, Art History and Philosophy. She has curated art exhibitions at museums and galleries in Illinois and written catalog essays, including two in Chicago Modern 1893-1945, Pursuit of the New, the last exhibit at the Terra Museum of American Art. She is currently working on a catalog essay on the artist Francis Chapin.