Wyoming Valley History Project Contributors
Many people have contributed and are contributing to making the Wyoming Valley History Project a reality. Here are some of those who played a major role in creating the project and in keeping it alive.
Dr. John Hepp
Dr. John Hepp teaches courses at Wilkes University on U.S. and world history that examine the period 1850 to the present. His research interests center on the effects of technological and economic change on everyday urban life from about 1800 to the present. Hepp is a member of the Council of the Pennsylvania Historical Association and the editor of the PHA's History Studies Series. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.
Dr. Chad Stanley
Dr. Chad Stanley received his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and joined the Wilkes University faculty that same year. As an Associate Professor of English at Wilkes, he teaches courses in Modern British and American literature, drama, and composition. He is also the Director of the Writing Center and supervises the Wilkes Writing Mentor Program. His most specific research interest is in the intersection of military history and literature. He began work on the Wyoming Valley History Project in the spring of 2011.
Dr. Mark Stine
Dr. Stine, associate professor and chair of the Communication Studies Department, had a distinguished career in broadcasting before coming to Wilkes, where he oversees the university’s television studio and radio station, WCLH-FM. Stine, along with Dr. Hepp, initiated the Wyoming Valley Oral History Project in 2008. The two have supervised student-produced public history documentaries since 2002. He is a member of the national Oral History Association.
Dr. Linda Winkler
Dr. Winkler is anthropologist with an undergraduate degree in sociology and religion. She has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Oregon State University, La Suerte Biological Field Station (Costa Rica), Ometepe Biological Field Station (Nicaragua), with Amizade Service Learning Group at West Virginia University, and on Semester at Sea. She has received awards from her undergraduate alma mater and Rotary International for her projects in Tanzania and career successes.