John Lane is Emeritus Professor of environmental studies at Wofford College and was founding director of the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including two novels. His COYOTE SETTLES THE SOUTH was one of four finalists for the John Burroughs Medal and was named by the Burroughs Society one of the year’s “Nature Books of Uncommon Merit.”
As an environmentalist in 2013 Lane was named Upstate Forever’s “Clean Water Champion,” and “Water Conservationist of the Year” by The South Carolina Wildlife Federation. In 2014 he was inducted into the SC Academy of Authors. He, with his wife Betsy Teter, is one of the co-founders of Spartanburg’s Hub City Writers Project.
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Peter Brewitt teaches Environmental Studies at Wofford College. He conducts research about environmental policy, with an emphasis on the politics of river management, species reintroduction, and ecological restoration. In spring 2019, his book Same River Twice: the Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration came out from Oregon State University Press. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and BA in History from Dartmouth College.
John Richard Saylor, PhD, is a professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University. He has spent the better part of his career studying fluid mechanics, specifically researching phenomena that occur at the interface between air and water. In addition to lakes, his scientific interests include the physics of drops, bubbles, and waves, and he has applied his research to applications such as the use of water sprays and ultrasonics to clean diesel exhaust and methods for using radar to study raindrops. He was a student at the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop in 2017. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina.
Sheri Reynolds is the author of the novels Bitterroot Landing, The Rapture of Canaan, A Gracious Plenty, Firefly Cloak, The Sweet In-Between, The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb, The Tender Grave, and the full length play Orabelle’s Wheelbarrow. A graduate of Davidson College and Virginia Commonwealth University, Sheri taught for 25 years at Old Dominion University in Norfolk before retiring in August. She’s currently serving as Cobb Chair of Humanities at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and dividing her time between South Carolina and her home in Cape Charles, on Virginia’s eastern shore.