Jane Anderson is a wildlife biologist and a bit of a wanderer, with Texas being the ninth state she has called home. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from University of Florida. Her professional specialty is invasive species – critters that have been introduced places they don’t naturally occur and are causing trouble – with a particular expertise in invasive monkeys and parrots. Jane has published her academic works widely in scientific journals. In her free time, she writes essays and memoir about her work as a scientist. She lives in Round Rock, Texas, with her husband, son, and two dogs. Current interim term expires December 31, 2022.
John A. McDermott
John A. McDermott completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MA at Marquette University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He’s been teaching at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2004. In 2006, SFA created the sole BFA program in creative writing in the state of Texas. Since then, he has directed dozens of BFA and MA theses, primarily in fiction, and taught workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. His own writing has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Florida Review, and Southeast Review, and he’s the author of the poetry collections “The Idea of God in Tennessee” and “Writhe.Waltz.” His scholarly writing has appeared in journals such as the Raymond Carver Review and the Journal of Popular Culture. John lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. Current first term expires December 31, 2022.