Contributors

Neil Buffett is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk County Community College. He earned his PhD in History from Stony Brook University in December, 2011. His research interests focus upon urban and suburban history, social movements, and high school student/teenaged political activism in the twentieth century United States.

Nancy Robin Jaicks was an assistant professor at New York University. Prior to teaching at NYU, she chaired the Department of History at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey. She is the winner of a Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship Award , the co-winner of Tocqueville Award for the writing of French History and a National Science Foundation Award. At the request of the Shelter Island Historical Society, she has been researching African American and Native American history on Shelter Island on from 1652 to 2000.

Wilbur R. Miller is Professor of History at Stony Brook University where he teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the history of crime and criminal justice, and the history of New York City. He is the author of Cops and Bobbies (1977) and Revenuers and Moonshiners (1991) and is presently working on an overview of the history of private policing in the United States.

Natalie Naylor is professor emerita from Hofstra University where she taught for 32 years and was director of its Long Island Studies Institute from its founding in 1985 until she retired in 2000. She edited several Institute publications and is the author of Women in Long Island’s Past (2012) and numerous articles on local history. Dr. Naylor is president of the Nassau County Historical Society and editor of its annual Journal.

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.

Derek Stadler is an Assistant Professor at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, serving as the Library’s Web Services Librarian. His research focus is the history of Long Island, with attention to the growth of transportation, in particular, the Long Island Rail Road. He plans to continue publishing his research, taking over where other writers of the topic, such as Seyfried and Ziel, left off.

Durahn Taylor is Assistant Professor of History at Pace University where he teaches “The United States in the Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1929-1945.” Dr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts and his PhD in History at Columbia University. He is the creator, producer, and host of “Stories in Time,” a White Plains public-access history television program.