Edwin G. Burrows, Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College, is co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (1998). He serves on the boards of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Manhattan, New York Academy of History, and New York History.

Kiernan Lannon is the Executive Director of the Smithtown Historical Society. A graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program with a Master of Arts degree in History Museum Studies, he has co-authored two books, Smithtown and Smithtown (Then and Now), both published by Arcadia Publishing.   Lannon has also contributed an article to New York History.

Carolyn Hall received her MS from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Her interests in environmental conservation, sustainability, history and policy, along with a concern for coastal ecosystems led her to the field of marine historical ecology.  She works for Trout Unlimited.

Kristin Kramss graduated from Stony Brook University in 2010 with a BA in Environmental Studies. While she was an undergraduate at SBU, she was very active in the Environmental Club.

Ann Sandford, former Associate Professor at Regis College in Massachusetts and retired business executive, is the author of Grandfather Lived Here: The Transformation of Bridgehampton, New York, 1870-1970 (2006). Her articles have appeared in the Sixteenth Century Journal, Bibliotheque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, and the Long Island Historical Journal.

Lawrence Swanson is Associate Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Waste Reduction and Management Institute at Stony Brook University. He has worked on a number of marine environmental issues in the New York metropolitan region. He is a member of the Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality and is its current chair.

Marilyn Weigold is a Professor of History, University Historian, and Associate Chair of the History Department at Pace University. Dr. Weigold is the author of five books, including The Long Island Sound: Its People, Places and Environment (New York University Press: 2004) and articles for scholarly and popular publications, including the New York Times.

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Wynn is an active-duty Marine Corps officer currently serving as the Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Naval Science for the New York City area Naval ROTC unit. He also serves on the Executive Committee and as a Trustee for the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

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