Special Guests

All The Board Special Guests Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Jacob Rodgers

Jacob Rodgers is a writer and developer for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth.

Katy McDaniel

Kathryn N. McDaniel is Andrew U. Thomas Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

Diana Glyer

Diana Pavlac Glyer is an award-winning writer who has spent more than 40 years combing through archives and studying old manuscripts.

John Di Bartolo

Special Guest

John Di Bartolo is a writer, musician, and multimedia designer living in Long Island, New York.

Ted Nasmith

Special Guest

Ted Nasmith is a world-recognized artist, illustrator, and scholar who creates Tolkien-inspired illustrations.

Malcolm Guite

Special Guest

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

Marc Okrand

Guest Speaker

Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the Klingon language heard in many Star Trek films and TV series. He also created a language for Atlantis: The Lost Empire and helped produce the documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues.

Karl Persson

Lecturer; Preceptor

Dr. Persson has a Doctorate in English from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters’ degree in English from the University of Regina. His area of scholarly interest is premodern literature, with reference to the ways it intersects with theological, philosophical, and sapiential traditions.