About the author

Steven Teske has lived in Arkansas since 2003 and works at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, where he is an archival assistant and staff member of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. A graduate of Coe College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Teske has taught classes in history, religious studies, and philosophy at Pulaski Technical College and at the Arkansas State University-Beebe’s campus on the Little Rock Air Force base. He is the co-author, with Velma B. Branscum Woody, of Homefront Arkansas: Arkansans Face Wartime, and has written Bible studies on the books of Job, First and Second Samuel, and Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon for Concordia Publishing House’s Lifelight series. His interests include -- in addition to history and literature -- classical music, the Chicago Cubs, and 1960s television shows such as Star Trek and The Avengers. He lives with his wife and seven children in North Little Rock.