Fabrice Poussin


Managing Editor

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, and a successful photographer, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Front Porch Review, Foliate Oak Magazine, the San Pedro River magazine and other publications. His research focuses on issues of identity in the modern world, in the face of scientific and sociological changes.

Angie O’Neal


Co-Managing Editor

Angie Crea O’Neal holds the Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English at Shorter University where she also chairs the English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts department. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Cambridge Scholar’s Press, Intervarsity’s The Well, Kentucky Review, Cumberland River Review, San Pedro River Review and others.

Alexis Wright

Layout Artist

Alexis Wright is a junior English major with a minor in Christian Studies and is the Editor-in-Chief of literary magazine The Chimes. A poet, linguaphile, and avid grammarian, she is fascinated by language as well as the written word and hopes to use both to attest to the marvelous works of God, the Creator of all things.

Marcia Bost

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Copy Editor

Marcia Bost received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition August, 2014, from Georgia State University and has taught English on the college level since 1996. She also has master’s degrees in English Education and Professional Writing. She has served as assistant editor of The Journal for Biblical Ministry, contributed to Academic Publication and Contingent Faculty, CCC Journal, and Open Words, and published her own webzine. Her research interests include epistemology, online teaching, and visual rhetoric (especially quilts).

Bert Exsted

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Science Editor

Bert Exsted is an associate professor of organic chemistry at Shorter University, Rome, GA. He received his BSc (Hons.), in chemistry, biology and German from St. Cloud State University; his PhD, in novel polymers and coatings, from North Dakota State University. He also holds education certifications in physical science from the states of Minnesota and Florida. His areas of responsibility include: Bridges’ co-editorials and editorial content of science-related articles.

Hally Shaffer


Science Editor

Hally Shaffer is an assistant professor of biochemistry at Shorter University in Rome, GA. After obtaining her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011, she taught at Berry College in Rome, GA. Her subject areas include protein engineering, protein purification, PyMOL, and yeast and mammalian cell culture. Hally and her husband, Zack, live with their dog, Amy, in Kennesaw, GA.

Gregory Poore


Philosophy Editor

Gregory S. Poore is Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Shorter University. He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at Baylor University, where he received three fellowships and an outstanding dissertation award for his work on the role of theism in Thomas Reid’s epistemology. He has presented papers at numerous conferences, including meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and has published articles in The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Southwest Philosophy Review, and Thomas Reid on Mind, Knowledge and Values (OUP, 2015). He has special interests in moral philosophy and ethics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology.

Julia Pond



Julia Pond is an assistant professor of English at Shorter University in Rome, GA. She teaches adolescent, regional, and American literatures. She has published articles on children’s literature, adolescent literature, and southern literature in Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature in Education, The Looking Glass, and Southern Studies.

Jerico Vasquez

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Musicology Editor

Jerico Vasquez is Artist-in-Residence / Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Keyboard Studies at Shorter University. He has performed as concerto soloist, as a recitalist, and as a chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Philippines. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society, the Music Teachers National Association, the Georgia Music Teachers Association, and the Rome Music Teachers Association. The Santa Barbara News Press acclaimed him a pianist of “intelligent ardor and exceptionally clear and bright technique.”

 Terry Morris


History Editor

Dr. Morris is a professor of history whose areas include the Ancient World, British History, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, China, and the world of Islam. He is also interested in the history of science and math. He runs seminars on various interdisciplinary topics for the honors program. He wrote Organizing the Firm for a course in science and management for the CAPPS program. He and his colleague, Dr. Charles Carter, have written a text in world civilization which will be published this summer and used in classes at Shorter in the fall term.

Dr. Morris received the A.B. degree from Shorter in 1964, his M.A. from Emory University (1965), and the Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1976. He will begin his fifty-second year of teaching at Shorter this fall and has no plans to retire.

Madison Hunt

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Madison Hunt is an English Education and Liberal Arts Double Major. She is a musician, blogger, and budding songstress. Her passion for storytelling, music, and history provides the inspiration to pen (or, most often, pencil) her thoughts, striving to make the majority of those thoughts resemble song lyrics.

Kristin Towe


Kristin Towe is a sophomore English Education and Liberal Arts double-major at Shorter University. She is a voracious reader and writes as often as possible– usually in the wee hours of the morning. Along with drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee, she spends the majority of her free time scribbling out poems and stories and bonding with her family and friends. Kristin is grateful for all the talents God has given her– writing included.