A retired Reading Area Community College professor of communications and literature, Joanne Gabel as her students called her — now spends her time traveling, gardening, and volunteering. She currently volunteers at the Greater Berks Food Bank which works to provide food security for residents of Berks and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania. She also serves in multiple worship and music activities, including the bell choir, at her church. Joanne holds a BS degree in secondary education and an MA in English from Kutztown University, an MS in Education from Wilkes University, and PhD in Writing/Literacy from University of Pennsylvania.
Donna Singleton is Professor Emerita of Reading Area Community College where she taught in the Communications, Arts, Humanities Division. In addition to teaching composition and leadership development, she served as Honors Program Coordinator and Advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In retirement, she continues to assist with Phi Theta Kappa and with the Leadership Training Program at the College. Prior to her twenty-five years there, she taught composition at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL. Her career in higher education was built upon several years teaching in grades 7-12 in Illinois. She holds a BA in German from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, an MA in English from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a PhD in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Singleton’s personal interests include painting and traveling. She admits to being curious about almost everything.
Professor Patrick Walters is a former reporter for the Associated Press. He is most interested in immersion journalism, breaking news, music writing, and literary journalism. He recently published an article entitled “Cracking a Closed Culture as an Immersion Journalist” which appeared in Teaching Journalism and Mass Communications in Summer 2015. His piece on a small jazz club in Philadelphia, “Coming on Midnight in a House of Bebop” appeared in EAPSU Online in Fall 2014 and his most recent piece, “Ted Conover and the Origins of Immersion in Literary Journalism” appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Literary Journalism Studies. He is the Webmaster and Board Member for the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities. Prof. Walters also serves as the Associate Adviser for The Keystone, Kutztown University’s student newspaper.