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Conal Byrne, Vice President, Digital Media
Conal Byrne was the first editor in chief of The Sunday Paper, Georgia's largest newsweekly and the fastest-growing newsweekly in the United States. Byrne has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Spanish literature from Columbia University.
Tracy V. Wilson, Site Director
Tracy V. Wilson joined HowStuffWorks.com as a staff writer in 2005 and now manages the site's editorial team. She holds a B.A. in literature and language with concentrations in literature and creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Julie Douglas, Managing Editor
Julie Douglas received her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in drama and is currently an M.F.A. creative writing candidate at Georgia State University.
Allison Loudermilk, Senior Editor
Allison Loudermilk earned her B.A. in environmental science from Barnard College and has a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia.
Charles W. Bryant, Senior Writer
Charles W. Bryant earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia.
Joshua M. Clark, Senior Writer
Josh Clark studied history and anthropology at the University of Georgia.
Robert Lamb, Senior Writer
Robert Lamb holds a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Tennessee.
Jonathan Strickland, Senior Writer
Jonathan Strickland holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia.
Cristen Conger, Staff Writer
Cristen Conger holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.
Kiersten Aschauer, Contributing Writer
A former programming director and freelance writer, Kiersten's work has been seen in publications from The Asian Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe to Best Women's Travel Writing.
Marshall Brain, Founder
Marshall Brain is the founder of HowStuffWorks. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University. Before founding HowStuffWorks, Marshall taught in the computer science department at NCSU and ran a software training and consulting company. Learn more at his site.
Josh Briggs, Contributing Writer
Originally from Northern California, Josh holds a bachelors degree in print journalism from Georgia State University. In addition to writing for the auto channel at HowStuffWorks, Josh is the sports editor for The Covington News in suburban Atlanta.
Nathan Chandler, Contributing Writer
Nathan Chandler is a freelance writer and photographer based in Lincoln, Neb. He earned his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, and has researched and written about consumer tech for more than 10 years.
Tiffany Connors, Contributing Writer
Tiffany Connors holds a B.S. in journalism from Bowling Green State University. In addition to writing for HowStuffWorks, she is the television blog editor for the New York Post.
Deblina Chakraborty, Contributing Editor
Deblina Chakraborty holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Alabama and an M.A. in publishing and writing from Emerson College.
Stephanie Crawford, Contributing Writer
Stephanie Crawford is a technical writer from Raleigh, N.C. She has a degree in mathematics education and a minor in computer programming from North Carolina State University. During her career, Stephanie has been a middle school math teacher, an instructor in Linux system administration and a developer for technical training courses.
Sarah Dowdey, Contributing Editor
Sarah Dowdey holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia.
Laurie L. Dove, Contributing Writer
Laurie L. Dove began as a newspaper reporter, then built a career as a freelance journalist and editor for national magazines. She has been the owner and publisher of a magazine and newspaper, and is the author of several books. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts with a Mass Media emphasis from Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., and is pursuing a master's degree.
Molly Edmonds, Contributing Writer
Molly Edmonds holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing and political science from Emory University, where she also minored in Italian.
Craig C. Freudenrich, Ph.D., Contributing Writer
Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D., is a freelance science writer and former senior editor at HowStuffWorks. He earned a B.A. in biology from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before completing eight years of postdoctoral research at Duke University Medical Center.
John Fuller, Contributing Editor
John Fuller holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia, where he also minored in film studies.
Nicholas Gerbis, Contributing Writer
Nicholas Gerbis is an independent science journalist, editor and teacher. He earned his Master of Science degree in geography (climatology) from University of Delaware and a Master of Mass Communication degree (journalism) from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. He is currently an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he teaches courses on science history and science fiction.
Kristen Hall-Geisler, Contributing Writer
Kristen Hall-Geisler has been an automotive journalist since 2002 and has written about everything from electric car racing to exotic car test drives to the intricate insides of engines. She's also the author of "Take the Wheel," a car-buying guide for women, published September 2013.
Ed Grabianowski, Contributing Writer
Ed Grabianowski is a freelance writer from Buffalo, N.Y. He previously worked as a newspaper reporter and attended school at SUNY Plattsburgh and Kansas State University.
William Harris, Contributing Writer
William Harris is a freelance writer stationed near Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in science education from Florida State University.
Jennifer Hord, Contributing Writer
Jennifer Hord is the director for publishing operations for HowStuffWorks. She holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition from the University of South Florida.
Melissa Jeffries, Contributing Writer
Melissa Jeffries holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She worked as a writer and editor in New York and Atlanta before going back to school to become a physician assistant.
Patrick Kiger, Contributing Writer
Patrick J. Kiger has written for publications ranging from GQ and Mother Jones to the Los Angeles Times. He also is a blogger for the AARP, National Geographic News and the National Geographic Channel. From 2007 to 2013 he was a blogger for the Science Channel. He also is the co-author of two books on American pop culture and the origins of trends.
Winifred Fordham Metz, Contributing Writer
Winifred Fordham Metz is a media librarian who holds a B.A. in English Literature and Master of library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Katherine Neer, Contributing Editor
Katherine Neer holds a B.A. in Afro-American studies and a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University.
Lee Ann Obringer, Contributing Writer
Lee Ann Obringer holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and advertising with an outside concentration in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to writing for HowStuffWorks, she works as a freelance marketing communications consultant and designer.
Tom Scheve, Contributing Writer
Tom Scheve is a freelance writer living in Asheville, N.C. He has a background in newspaper publishing and studied English and Journalism at the University of Georgia and East Tennessee State University.
Jessika E. Toothman, Contributing Writer
Jessika Toothman pursued a double major from Georgia State University, earning a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in Spanish with a concentration in international business.
Victoria Vogt, Contributing Editor
Tori Vogt earned a bachelor's degree in communication with emphasis in journalism, public relations and advertising from Temple University. She holds an M.B.A. in Accounting from Grand Canyon University.
Stephanie Watson, Contributing Writer
Stephanie Watson has a degree in mass communications from Boston University. She has written nearly two dozen books on a variety of subjects, including nutrition, genetics and the environment. Stephanie is also a regular contributor to several consumer health publications.