Position/Title: Signum SPACE Preceptor

  • Sam Roche appears to be a man of European descent sitting in front of a brightly lit window. He's been distracted by something off to his right and has turned his head to look at it with curiosity. His curly hair speaks of hobbit ancestry.

    Sam Roche

    Sam Roche is a lover of East-Asian languages and cultures. Immediately after high school, he embarked on a journey to South Korea that stood as a foundation for later explorations. Since that time, he has lived in Korea, China, and Japan while working and studying their respective languages. He currently holds a B.A. in TESOL […]

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  • A warm and smiling woman offers a bundt-shaped seed cake fresh from the oven. Her bright eyes, gingham apron, and spotless kitchen tell us that this is a Mama on the go, leading the charge against chaos, one small child at a time.

    Sarah Monnier

    A Revisionist History of Sarah Monnier: From the Turkish National Opera to raising young musickers, Sarah Monnier has filled her life with joyful sound. She’s a voice performance artist, a composer of modern symphony, and has recently been offered a season as Guest Conductor of the Des Moines Philharmonic. Her publications include a new translation […]

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  • A man of European descent is smiling at us and at the sunny summer day around him. His grey beard might suggest a calm and wise demeanor, but those eye-crinkles are all mischief, waiting to drop double and triple entendres on the unwary.

    Christopher Bartlett

    Christopher is a musician, singer/songwriter, and writer who brings his experience and teaching skills to SPACE. At the Press, his superpower is turning a text into audio performance by finding the best readers for each work, directing audio recordings, and editing the files into final audio books. He is also one of our most attentive […]

  • A man of European descent looks at you through rimless glasses. He looks like there's absolutely nothing to worry about. Really. Don't mind that sound from behind full bookshelves.

    Kenneth Hite

    Kenneth Hite has designed, written, or co-authored 100+ roleplaying works, including Trail of Cthulhu, Bookhounds of London, The Dracula Dossier, the Delta Green RPG, Night’s Black Agents, Bubblegumshoe,The Fall of Delta Green, and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition. Outside tabletop gaming, his other works include Tour de Lovecraft: the Tales and Tour de Lovecraft: the […]

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  • A red-haired woman of Euriopean descent and a brindled cat of mysterious provenance with startling green eyes both gaze upward. A background of stars and galaxies supports their out-of-this-world attitude!

    Jennie Starstuff

    Jennie Starstuff spends a lot of time thinking about how atoms that comprise you, her, and all the other life on this planet share a common origin in the interiors of long-forgotten stars. While studying Astronomy at the University of Virginia, she discovered that there are few joys to match that of connecting with others […]

  • Clayton McReynolds looks quite youthful, with close-cropped hair and cleanshaven face. He looks like someone who might just have had his hands on a great book and read through the night and can't wait to get back to it!

    Clayton McReynolds

    Clayton McReynolds earned his PhD in English literature from Baylor University in 2021. His dissertation asked why novels can feel so real to us as we read, approaching this question through  the lens of phenomenology. It focused on close readings of Robinson Crusoe, Jude the Obscure, and Middlemarch. Clayton’s research has been published in the […]

  • Tom Hillman looks grumpy enough for most holiday purposes, but he's sliding out of the frame to starboard, his white-haired, goatee'd, and bespectacle'd visage dwarved by shelves and shelves of books, almost all Tolkien and Tolkenia, with a radical all-in-one Chronicles of Narnia on a high shelf.

    Tom Hillman

    Born and raised in New York City, Tom Hillman knew the romance of myth, history, language, and the sea. For Tom Middle-earth was an adventure he was meant to find. He has had the privilege to teach Greek and Latin, the good fortune to publish articles on Roman History, Greek Biography and Tolkien, and the […]

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    Wesley Schantz

    Experience tutoring at the writing center at Washington College and as the Graduate Writing Assistant at St John’s College, Annapolis. Currently teaching at The Community School in Spokane, WA.

  • Sørina Higgins' dark eyes center this black and white photo in mystery and intrigue; can we tell that she is a poet? She's looking right at us, seeing into our hearts, and responding with a gentle Mona Lisa smile.

    Sørina Higgins

    Sørina Higgins is Editor-in-Chief of the Signum University Press, an instructor in the SPACE program, and a preceptor in the Language and Literature Department. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Baylor University in 2021 with a focus on theatre of the modern occult revival. At Signum, Sørina Higgins heads up the newly-formed Signum University […]

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    Sìne Màiri MacDougall

    Sìne Màiri MacDougall (BA Hons. Celtic Studies, B.Ed) grew up in the Nova Scotia Gaidhealtachd. A mainlander, she hails from Antigonish County.She’s taught and tutored Gaelic for the past 15 years throughout Nova Scotia and Scotland. A member of the Nova Scotia Ecumenical Gaelic Choir, she loves to share song and story.