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).

Lauren Brincat is the Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society. She holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Her scholarly interests include the decorative arts and material culture of early colonial Long Island and the greater New Netherland colony. Ms. Brincat is also a member of the collections committee of the Huntington Historical Society where she co-curated the exhibition The Civil War comes Home: Huntington in the 1860s.

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.

Hilary May is a Senior Educator at the Long Island Museum. Ms. May received her MA in history from Clark University. She has spent five years transcribing documents for the Smithtown Historical Society. She was co-curator of an exhibition for the society, Smithtown at War, and had an article in Volume 23-1 of the LIHJ in 2012.

Christopher Minty is an Assistant Editor at The Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow at the New-York Historical Society, where he completed research for a monograph that examines the origins of the American Revolution in New York City. He is also a contributing writer at The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History.

Matthew M. Montelione graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue with a combined BA degree in History and Secondary Education. In December 2014, he earned a Master’s in History at Stony Brook University. Matthew’s ongoing research focuses on Long Island Loyalists in the Revolutionary War.

Tara S. Rider is a Lecturer for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Dr. Rider also serves as an associate editor for the LIHJ.

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.

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory A. Wynn is an active-duty Marine Corps Officer currently stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. An authority on Theodore Roosevelt, he serves on the Executive Committee and as a Trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.