Allen Ballard  

Steven Leibo   

Reid Mitchell  

William Rainbolt  


Essay by Allen Ballard   

Essay by Steven Leibo 

Essay by Reid Mitchell  

Essay by William Rainbolt  

Guest Essay

Essay by Thomas Mallon  


Writing samples 

Moses Rose  
by William Rainbolt  

A Man Under Authority   
by Reid Mitchell  

Carried by Six
by Allen Ballard 

Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom   
by Steven Leibo  



a virtual conference session 

Photo of William Rainbolt WILLIAM R. RAINBOLT  

Candidacy: Ph.D. in History, University at Albany (SUNY)  Expected date of completion: May, 1999  
Dissertation: "From Charity to Duty: The Temporary Emergency Relief Administration of New York State, 1931-37."  
The dissertation examines the origins and six-year existence of TERA, the prototype New Deal Agency begun while Franklin Roosevelt was governor of New York.  
M.A., Journalism (History concentration) University of North Texas, 1975  
Thesis (published): "The History of Underground Communication in Russia Since the Seventeenth Century"  
B.A., Journalism and Russian Studies, University of Maryland, 1972  
University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1975-79  
(Graduate study in media law/ethics)  
University of Missouri School of Law, 1976  
(15 credits as part of media law/ethics program)  

University at Albany Benevolent Association Research Grant, 1998  

University at Albany (SUNY), Dept. of English (Journalism Program),  
Albany, N.Y., 1984-present; Director of Journalism Program, 1984-87, 1993, 1998 -- responsible for curriculum development, faculty assignment, recruitment, advisement, teaching, internships. Lecturer in Journalism and English, 1987-present  
Siena College, Dept. of English, Loudonville, N.Y., 1990-93. Lecturer in Journalism and English (adjunct)  
Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State College), Dept. of Communications, Glassboro, N.J., 1979-84. Assistant Professor of Communications  
University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo., 1975-79. Lecturer, Print Journalism (Newspaper/Magazine sequence)  
Academic committee activities (Albany and Rowan): chair of university-wide councils on faculty ethics (wrote university policy on freedom of expression), academic policies and procedures, faculty leaves; member of four search committees; member of numerous other committees.  

American Historical Association  
Organization of American Historians  
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era  
(Participate in H-Net Lists for: New Deal, SHGAPE, SAWH, New York History, Journalism History, and Teaching)  
The Authors Guild  

Novelist (published), freelance writer, and communications consultant, 1986-present Asbury Park, N.J., Press: copyeditor, 1980  
Fort Worth, Tex., Star-Telegram: county reporter, 1973-74  
Lubbock, Tex., Avalanche-Journal: feature writer, 1967  
Denton, Tex., Record-Chronicle: sports editor, entertainment editor, reporter,  
copyeditor, 1964-67, 1968-69  

Extensive publications in both journalism, creative writing, and scholarship, including a historical novel, a thesis issued as a monograph, and numerous articles in national publications. A complete list is available upon request.  

See also:  
Contemporary Authors, Vol. 152, pp. 369-70  
Who’s Who in the East, current edition  
Who’s Who in Media and Communications, 1st edition (forthcoming)  

University at Albany, Albany, N.Y. 12222 Humanities 363 Phone: 518-442-4087     


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