Virginia P. Dawson is the author of Nature’s Enigma, Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology and Lincoln Electric, a History and has contributed chapters in several collections on aerospace history. She is founder and president of History Enterprises, Inc., http://www. HistoryEnterprises.com, and an adjunct professor of history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mark D. Bowles received his B.A. in psychology and M.A. in history from the University of Akron. He earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in history in 1999. He has also been a Tomash Fellow form the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bowles is the author of Our Healing Mission, a history of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. He is currently writing Reactor in the garden, a history of NASA’s nuclear research reactor at Plum Brook station.