Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona, teaching and researching German and European literature and culture. He has won numerous teaching and service awards, and received many research grants. He has published 115 scholarly books so far, dealing with a wide range of cultural-historical issues, including gender, ecocriticism, travel, xenology, folk poetry and song, autobiographical writings, and prostitution. He has written an additional 770 articles. In 2017, he was knighted as the Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions. Prof. Classen is the editor of the journals Mediaevistik and Humanities Open Access.
Tamara Bentley Caudill is an Assistant Professor of French and Coordinator of World Languages at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville Florida. She is the only French instructor and teaches language, literature, and culture at all levels. In 2021, she was honored as the university-wide Faculty Excellence Award Winner in Teaching, thanks to her work both in and out of the classroom. She has published two peer-reviewed pedagogical dossiers on teaching with film (AATF Press, 2016 and 2019) and is currently co-editing a special volume entitled “Teaching Marie de France,” alongside Glyn S. Burgess, for Le Cygne: Journal of the International Marie de France Society.
Melissa Ridley Elmes, the 2020 Winner of the TEAMS Essay Prize, is assistant professor of English at Lindenwood University. She researches and writes on the literatures and cultures of the British Isles and Northern Europe throughout the premodern period, with emphasis on women and gender, violence, magic, monstrosity, community and identity concerns. She has published scholarship on subjects ranging from the Arthurian and Robin Hood legends, Chaucer, Shakespeare, the Mabinogion, and fairies to modern medievalism and medieval studies pedagogy. Most recently, she published a collection of essays co-edited with Kristin Bovaird Abbo: Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales (Routledge, 2021). Her teaching has been recognized with the Emerson Excellence in Teaching and Southeastern Medieval Association Excellence in Teaching Awards, and she has served on the MAA K-12 committee.
Gina Brandolino is a lecturer at the University of Michigan jointly appointed in the Department of English and the Sweetland Center for Writing. She teaches and writes about medieval literature, horror, comics, and working-class writing. She has published articles about pedagogy in the journal Pedagogy and Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, and as a contributor to Approaches to Teaching Langland's Piers Plowman. She is co-host of Behind the Scaffolding,a podcast about teaching writing and co-director of Medieval Meets Modern,a series that explores options for teaching medieval texts alongside more recent works, hosted on the Middle Ages for Educators site.