James P. Kaetz
After finishing his PhD in English at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Pat returned to his alma mater Auburn University to teach. He then spent four years as Lead Editor and Document Production Manager at the Montgomery office of CH2M Hill, a major international engineering firm. The opportunity presented itself for him to return to Auburn University as editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the quarterly magazine of the interdisciplinary Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. After 15 years as Forum editor, Pat joined the staff of the Encyclopedia of Alabama in the summer of 2008, just before its public launch. Pat believes that the Encyclopedia is the most worthwhile project with which he has ever been involved.
Laura Newland Hill
Laura Hill welcomes opportunities to make presentations to educators about the value of the Encyclopedia of Alabama in the classroom. She also thrives on talking to civic and business groups about what a remarkable resource EOA is for the state. She has been associated with EOA since 2004, when she became a part of the team planning the site’s launch. She has more than 25 years of experience working with arts, humanities, and education organizations. Hill was awarded a M.S. in communications from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. (history emphasis) from Jacksonville State University.
Senior Content Editor
Claire Wilson has been a science and humanities editor and writer for more than 20 years. Her particular specialty is editing and working with scholarly, academic, and professional writing to make it accessible to a general audience. She has a background in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Geology and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University in 2012.
Christopher Maloney has been a content editor for EOA since 2007. A native of Washington, D.C., Chris taught professional and technical writing at the University of Maryland, was the principal editor for the Employment and Training Reporter, the preeminent journal for workforce development professionals, for seven years, and was a research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Chris earned a B.A. in International Politics from the George Washington University and did graduate work in Comparative and Regional Studies at the American University before earning a Master of Science in International Relations from Auburn University Montgomery in 2011.
Last Updated: October 2, 2014