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.

Suzanne Johnson
is a librarian, recently retired as the director of the Longwood Public Library in Middle Island. She and David Clemens, her predecessor as director, have just compiled a book on the World War I training camp at Camp Upton to be published by Arcadia utilizing the library’s images from the Thomas R. Bayles Local History Collection.

Jonathan Olly is the assistant curator at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook, NY. In 2013 he completed a PhD in American studies at Brown University. Originally from Massachusetts, he moved to Long Island in 2016.

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.

Catherine Tinker is a lawyer, a professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, and a writer. She is President/CEO of the Annie Tinker Association for Women, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1924. She is researching the life of Annie Rensselaer Tinker, the woman whose bequest created the charity, for a book.

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