Ashford Humanities Review (at last!)


As some of you know, a small group of faculty and I have worked for nearly two years to build a student journal for critical essays in the humanities.  Why it took two years to accomplish this is a long tale fraught with red tape, missing people (I almost filed a missing person’s report for one member of the marketing team), legal woes and not one, not two, but three different web developers.

Those of you who know me also know that I am not easily deterred.  We put our noses to the grindstone, held our feet to the fire (it was a very uncomfortable two years) and, at long last, are proud to announce that the inaugural issue of the Ashford Humanities Review is ready to launch!

You can read the incredible work of our students by visiting the journal at

Building a journal from scratch requires the dedication of a lot of people.  Many thanks go out to Editor-in-Chief Julie Pedersen and faculty editors John McAteer, Adrianne Hanson and Jonathan Wilson for their hard work and commitment to this project, and thanks to Dean Adam Selhorst, Associate Dean Alex Cohen and the world’s best department chair, Lorna Wheeler for support and encouragement.

(Did I mention we’re also releasing a creative writing journal in October?…. stay tuned!)


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