Jan Tillery is associate professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research focuses primarily on change and variation in Southern American English. She is also a consultant for the University of Texas System Telecampus for TRAK, an English/language arts resource for secondary teachers and students.
Guy Bailey is provost and executive vice president and Peter Flawn Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Most of his current research focuses on methods in dialectology and sociolinguistics.
Tom Wikle is associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of geography at Oklahoma State University. He does research in dialect geography and on quantitative mapping techniques as well as on a variety of topics in geography.
Charles Boberg is assistant professor of linguistics at McGill University in Montreal. His interests include dialectology, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics, particularly variation and change in English. He is coauthor of the forthcoming Atlas of North American English (with William Labov and Sharon Ash). His recent research has focused on the role of the U.S.-Canadian border as a linguistic boundary, on regional variation in Canadian English, and on the variety of English spoken in Montreal.
Nancy Stern is assistant professor in the School of Education at the City College of New York, where she teaches in the Bilingual Education and TESOL Program. Her research interests are in the semantics and pragmatics of English grammar, language and education, and language attitudes.
Scott F. Kiesling is assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. His research attempts to better understand how language creates social meanings. He has published in the areas of language and gender, specifically language and masculinity, and sociolinguistic variation and ethnicity in Australia. He is currently involved in a project with Barbara Johnstone on sociolingusitic variation and awareness in Pittsburgh.