Robert W. Hamblin is Professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University, where he has taught since 1965. He first met L. D. Brodsky in 1978, and since that time the two men have worked together to produce Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection (5 vols., UP Mississippi, 1988) and other books, articles, exhibits, and public lectures based on the materials in the Brodsky Collection. Hamblin has served as Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies since its creation in 1989.
Dr. Lisa K. Speer, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, came to Southeast in January 2001. She earned her M. A. ('91) and Ph.D. ('98) in American History at the University of Mississippi. In December 2002, she completed a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama. Speer's training as a Faulkner Collection librarian began at the University of Mississippi, where she worked as a Library Assistant and later served a one-year term as Acting Curator of the Mississippi Collection.
Dr. Christopher Rieger, Assistant Professor of English, joined the Southeast Missouri State University faculty in 2007, after teaching the previous four years at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.