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; Signum Academy Preceptor
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.
Signum Academy Preceptor
Courtney Petrucci is a high school English teacher in Hartford, CT. She earned her BAS in Secondary Education and English from Salve Regina University, and received her MA in Language and Literature from Signum University in 2017 with a concentration in Imaginative Literature. When she’s not teaching or raising her family, she loves to read […]
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 […]
Douglas A. Anderson’s first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and enlarged 2002), and he co-founded Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, co-editing it for eight volumes from 2004 through 2011. He has edited many books, often resurrecting notable but neglected works of fantasy by authors such as E.A. Wyke-Smith, Kenneth Morris, Leonard Cline, and Evangeline Walton. With Verlyn Flieger, […]