Contributors

Ann M. Becker is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Becker served as the Assistant Editor for the Long Island Historical Journal through 2008. She is also the co-author of Stony Brook:  State University of New York (2002), and author of Mount Sinai (2003).

Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008).

Suzanne Johnson is the director of the Longwood Public Library in Middle Island, home of the Thomas R. Bayles Local History Collection. She is the author of Longwood Long Ago (2006).

Mary Laura Lamont is a park ranger at the William Floyd Estate, Fire Island National Seashore, and is in charge of museum collections, interpretive programs, exhibitions, and publications for the site. She has contributed many science and natural history articles for various publications. Mary has also been the long time Educational Chairperson for the Long Island Botanical Society, and the compiler of the historic Orient Christmas Bird Count.

Kevin Olsen is the Instrumentation Specialist for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at New Jersey’s Montclair State University. Active in a number of local history organizations, he is the author of A Great Conveniency: A Maritime History of the Hackensack River, Passaic River, and Newark Bay (2008).

Joel Rosenthal is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Stony Brook University.  Dr. Rosenthal has written or contributed to many scholarly works on medieval and early modern Europe. He is also the author of From the Ground Up (2004), a history of SUNY Stony Brook.

Joshua Ruff is Director of Collections and Interpretation at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, in Stony Brook, NY. He teaches history part-time at St. Joseph’s College, in Patchogue, NY. Mr. Ruff also serves as an associate editor for the LIHJ.

John Strong, Professor Emeritus of Long Island University, has written extensively on the Indians of Long Island. Dr. Strong has written four books on the Indians of Long Island. He is currently working on a study of Native American involvement in Long Island shore whaling, from 1675-1740.

Christopher Tedesco is a New York City-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger.  He has been a full time professional in the music business for more than 20 years. He has served as songwriter, fiddle player, guitar player and co-frontman for the Nashville-based band The Ranchhands.