About the Editors

The Editors

Dr. Gary L. Gregg, IIGary L. Gregg II holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville where he is also the director of the McConnell Center. He is the author or editor of a dozen books including America’s Forgotten Founders and Patriot Sage: George Washington and America’s Political Tradition. He is also the author of a series of young adult novels published as The Remnant Chronicles and host of two podcasts, the McConnell Center Podcast and Vital Remnants. He has won several awards for teaching and public communication, has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, and holds an honorary degree from his alma mater, Davis & Elkins College.

Aaron N. Coleman sitting on outdoor ledgeAaron N. Coleman is associate professor of history and chair of the History and Political Science Department at the University of the Cumberlands. He is the author or editor of two books, The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765–1800 and Debating Federalism: From the Founding to Today.

The Editorial Team

GlyptusAnn Grider Jones directs the McConnell Center’s campus and community partnerships and oversees its communication and marketing efforts. She also helps facilitate the center’s nationally recognized public lecture series. She received her PhD in urban and public affairs from the University of Louisville in 2020.

Natalie C. Smith oversees the McConnell Center’s Civic Education Program. She coordinates professional development and learning opportunities for Kentucky teachers and K-12 students. Smith is a 2016 alumna of the McConnell Scholars Program and the University of Louisville. In 2017, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews with her master’s degree in English literature.