Diane Warner, Ph.D. is the librarian for the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World at Texas Tech University. Her duties include all sorts of things, from arranging manuscripts to writing news releases or curating exhibits for new collections.
Kristin Loyd is Dr. Warner’s assistant at the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World Texas Tech University. Kristin earned her M.A. in English with an emphasis in Western American literature from West Texas A&M University.
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Clara Bush Vadala is a veterinary student at Texas A&M University hoping to work in wildlife and avian medicine when she graduates with her DVM. A graduate of Texas Tech University’s Environment and the Humanities program at the Honors College, she enjoys writing and reading about the natural world, animals, especially birds, and veterinary sciences. Her writing interests include poetry and creative nonfiction, and she has studied at the Sowell Collection in these areas during her time at Texas Tech. She was the 2012 recipient of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (TACWT) first prize in poetry. Her poem, “The Real Prairie,” received 2nd place in the Elizabeth R. Curry Prize for Poetry competition sponsored by SLAB magazine.
Andrew Husband was an active member of the Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE) Initiative, the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), and the Western Literature Association (WLA). He has published and presented scholarly work on Cormac McCarthy, Stephen Crane, Nuruddin Farah, ecocriticism, climate change, and drama. He currently lives in Boston and works at the Boston Globe.
Sarah Miller graduated from Texas Tech in December 2013. She majored in the Environment and the Humanities program at the Texas Tech University Honors College. She was an undergraduate research fellow for the Sowell Collection during the academic year of 2011-2012.