Phillip Carroll Morgan, senior staff writer at Chickasaw Press, holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Native American literature from the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Chickasaw Renaissance and coauthor (with Judy Goforth Parker) of Dynamic Chickasaw Women, which won the Independent Publishers Book Awards’ Gold Medal for Mid-West Regional Non-fiction in 2012. Morgan also wrote The Fork-in-the-Road Indian Poetry Store, which won the Native Writers Circle of the Americas' First Book Award for Poetry in 2002, and he is a coauthor of Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2008.
Judy Goforth Parker, who holds a doctorate in nursing from Texas Women’s University and who completed her Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is administrator of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health. She also served as a Chickasaw Nation legislator for four terms from 1994 to 2009.