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Festival Committee Members


Jeff Buchanan
Professor and Chair of English

Angela Messenger
Writing Center Director

Gary Salvner
Festival Co-Chair Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of English


Kevin Ball
Associate Provost
Ann Michelle McMaster
English Festival Co-Coordinator
Terry Benton
Associate Professor of English
Jackie Mercer
Senior Lecturer of English   
Nikki Ericksen
English Festival Co-Coordinator 
Stacy Graber
Associate Professor of English
Richard Williams
Instructor of English


Faculty and staff e-mail addresses are available on the YSU website:[]=English

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Advisory Board Members

Cindy Beach
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
Patricia Ann Rush
Mercy Health Youngstown (retired)
Nancy Beeghly
Community Representative
Meg Silver
Columbiana High School
Michelle Best
Austintown Middle School
Sarah Valingo
Northeast OH IMPACT Academy   
Lori Faust
Warren Trumbull County Public Library
Jennifer Walker
Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio 
Joy Huber
Ursuline High School
Christa Welch
Sharon High School
Jesse McClain
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation
Amy Zell
LOSS Community Services


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