Thomas Fleming is the president of The Rockford Institute and the editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He has worked at the Institute since 1984. He is the author of The Politics of Human Nature, Montenegro: The Divided Land, and The Morality of Everyday Life, named Editorsâ€™ Choice in philosophy by Booklist in 2005. He is the coauthor of The Conservative Movement and the editor of Immigration and the American Identity. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Rockford Institute, he taught classics at the University of Miami of Ohio, served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, and was headmaster at the Archibald Rutledge Academy. He has been published in, among others, The Spectator (London), Independent on Sunday (London), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, Classical Journal, Telos, and Modern Age. He and his wife, Gail, have four children and three grandchildren.
Christopher J. Check
Christopher Check is executive vice president of The Rockford Institute, where he has worked since 1994. As Institute vice president, he supervises development, conferences and educational programs, and internal administration. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Rice University. Before joining the Institute he served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps, where his specialty was field artillery. His decorations include, among others, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal. He previously served as the editor of The Family in America and as an award-winning commentator for Illinois Public Radio. He has been published in, among others, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, the Wanderer, National Review, New Oxford Review, Culture Wars, Touchstone, and Defense Media Review. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have four sons.
Scott P. Richert
Scott P. Richert is the executive editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He joined the Institute in 1996 after completing his doctoral coursework at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he interned at Accuracy in Media and the National Humanities Institute. In addition to penning his monthly Chronicles column, The Rockford Files, he supervises the planning, production, and circulation of the magazine. He also serves as system administrator for the Instituteâ€™s computer network. He holds an M.A. in political theory from the Catholic University of America. He has been published in, among others, The Family in America, This World, Culture Wars, and Humanitas. He and his wife, Amy, have seven children.
Aaron D. Wolf
Aaron D. Wolf is associate editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and webmaster of www.ChroniclesMagazine.org. He joined the Institute in 1999. He holds an M.A. in Christian thought and church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. As associate editor, he manages the day-to-day operation of the magazine through all phases of the production schedule. His regular column for Chronicles is Heresies. His writings have appeared in Christian News, Issues, Etc. Journal, Higher Things, the Angelus, and the Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on Issues, Etc., a broadcast service of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, has appeared on The Link Byfield Show, The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio), Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN), and has lectured for the Lutheran Concerns Association, Lutherans United, and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synodâ€™s Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts. He and his wife, Lorrie, have five children.
Chilton Williamson, Jr.
Chilton Williamson, Jr. is senior editor for books at Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, a post he has held since 1989. His regular columns for Chronicles are The Hundredth Meridian and Whatâ€™s Wrong With the World. Prior to joining Chronicles, he worked as history editor at Saint Martinâ€™s Press, after which he became literary and then senior editor at National Review (1976-1989). He holds a B.A. in European history from Columbia College with four years of graduate work in American History from Columbia University. He is the author of Mexico Way,Â The Conservative Bookshelf, The Hundredth Meridian, The Immigration Mystique: Americaâ€™s False Conscience, Saltbound: A Block Island Winter, Roughnecking It, Desert Light, and The Homestead. He has been published in, among others, the Arizona Republic, National Review, Harperâ€™s, and The New Republic. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Wyoming.