Dr. Allen C. Guelzo’s the Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999), Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004), Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (2008) and Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012). His book on the battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion was a New York Times best seller in 2013. He has produced six lecture series for The Teaching Company, on topics ranging from Mr. Lincolnton The American Revolution to (most recently) America’s Founding Fathers. He has served as a member of the National Council for the Humanities, and been designated as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. He was a winner, in 2018, of the Bradley Prize. His most recent book is Reconstruction: A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2018) and he is currently at work on a biography of Robert E. Lee. His website is www.allenguelzo.com.
Dr. Carol Reardon, a native of Pittsburgh, is the George Winfree Professor Emerita of American History at Penn State University. She received her PhD from the University of Kentucky, and taught at the University of Georgia before arriving at Penn State in 1991. During her tenure at Penn State, she taught courses in the Civil War Era, U.S. military history, and the American War in Vietnam. After her retirement from Penn State, she became Adjunct Professor of History at Gettysburg College.
Dr. Reardon is the author of, among others, Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory, With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other, and, with Tom Vossler, the highly successful A Field Guide to Gettysburg and A Field Guide to Antietam. A committed advocate of promoting history well beyond the traditional academic environment, she has taught as visiting professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at the U.S. Army War College and served on both the Department of the Army’s Historical Advisory Committee and the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. She is a highly-sought facilitator of military staff rides for both Army and Marine Corps units, and she established an ROTC staff ride support program for the Second Brigade of the U.S. Army's Cadet Command. From 2005 through 2009, she was the first woman to serve as president of the Society for Military History. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation.
John Rudy is a public historian and interpreter whose research focuses on mid-19th century North American political life and culture, with a particular weight on slavery, abolition and the effects imposed by both on the continent. Rudy is also an avid proponent of the use of social media and new media interactions within museum and park settings. Social Media is not only a power tool that educational institutions can use for better experiences, but they present a toolbox we MUST use to better reach a changing visitor demographic. He is the editor of the "Interpreting the Civil War" blog, which investigates new and interesting angles in historic resource-based interpretation. John is an alumni of Gettysburg College.
Jack Ryan is Vice Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Gettysburg College. Vice Provost Ryan was instrumental in the development of the College’s Film Studies Program. He is the author of John Sayles: Filmmaker, now in a second edition. He recently published “World Cup Watching” in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, No. 30 Vol. 1, which details his struggle to understand “the beautiful game” while teaching and living in Bath, England, and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson: Place, Poetry, and Cinematic Form. He has been working for the College as an academic administrator for the last twelve years. One of his proudest accomplishments is being an original faculty in the Civil War Era Studies program; he created his film class, The American Civil War on Film, for CWES. Vice Provost Ryan received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Case Western Reserve University, a B.A. from New York University.