Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Gothic and Indigenous American Studies. She serves as contributing staff for the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast and Editor in Chief for Hocus Pocus Comics. Dr. Sturgis is the author of four books and over sixty essays; her published works have […]
Writer's Forge Administrator; Writer's Forge Tutor; Board Secretary
Amy Troolin is a writer, reader, historian, musician, genealogist, and teacher. She is administrator of the Signum Writer's Forge program.
At-Large Board Member; Visiting Lecturer
Dr, Andrew Higgins - Inaugural Student of The Mythgard Institute, board member and new lecturer.
Carl Edlund Anderson holds an A.B. in Folklore & Mythology from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Chad Andrews is a teacher and researcher with a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. He is interested in conjunctures of popular culture, technology, and hegemony that emerged in postwar America, with particular attention paid to the interplay between popular fantasies and structures of power. To explore these links, his writing and teaching engage with history, focusing on […]
University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer; Coach
Corey Olsen is the founder and president of Signum University and the longtime host of The Tolkien Professor podcast.
Dean of Outreach; Strategy Council Member; Website Coordinator; Social Media Coordinator
Curtis A. Weyant is a digital marketing specialist by day and helps with Signum's outreach efforts.
Librarian; Writer's Forge Tutor
Denise is a librarian, who loves questions of all kinds and specializes in writing and literary research. She also creates and maintains the library's webpages.
Dimitra Fimi is a Visiting Lecturer in English Literature. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, Greece and continued with postgraduate studies at Cardiff University, where she gained an MA in Early Celtic Studies (2002) and a PhD in English Literature (2005). Her doctoral thesis focused on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien […]