Judith G. Cetina
"The Cuyahoga County Archives

Judith G. Cetina, Manager of the Cuyahoga County Archives since 1985, and a member of the Archives staff since 1977, received the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Cetina is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of American Archivists, the Organization of American Historians, the Cleveland Archival Roundtable, and the Women Historians of Greater Cleveland; and also serves on the Board of Directors of the CWRU History Associates and is treasurer of the Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa. She has published book reviews, articles for the CUYAHOGA COUNTY ARCHIVES JOURNAL, and contributed a chapter in 1989 to the book PIONEER HEALERS, A HISTORY OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS IN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE. Dr. Cetina has also been interviewed for local newspaper, radio and television features, and lectures frequently to historical and genealogical societies, student groups, and professional organizations, on such topics as the holdings of the County Archives, naturalization records, and property research.

Deborah Sutherland
"Frank O'Malia to His Father"

Deborah Livingston Sutherland is a three-term councilwoman for the City of Bay Village, Ohio. Prior to her political career, Mrs. Sutherland was very active in civic organizations and spent 15 years in retail management and executive recruiting. After a 20-year hiatus from college, she attended CSU for the one course necessary to finish her degree. She received a B.A. in Fashion Merchandising in 1997 from Bowling Green State University. "Sutherland is a fifth generation Clevelander and descendant of the famine Irish of Irishtown Bend."

Rebecca A. Laird

Rebecca (Becky) Laird is an Administrative Secretary at Cleveland State University and has worked in the Department of Chemical Engineering for the last 13 years. Becky is pursuing a degree in liberal studies at the university on a part-time basis building a program of study with a focus on international communication. She often spends time helping students acclimate themselves to living in the Cleveland area and maintains an open door policy for all students. A life long interest in local history led Ms. Laird to take Dr. Wheeler's course on the history of Cleveland where her research began on the incidents and circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Rosa O'Malia. This case has become a part-time hobby for Becky as she continues her research.

Eric Meany
Analysis Of Coroner Reports: Life In Cleveland, Ohio 1875-1885 "

Eric Meany is a recent graduate of Cleveland State University's Department of History. He is an accomplished musician, who has done extensive work on the social history of music in Cleveland as well as other places such as New Orleans.

Jennifer E. Vincenty

Jennifer E. Vincenty has been a part-time undergraduate history major at CSU for several years, while employed at a local architectural firm and rearing three children. Her interest lies in studying the early western colonists up to the Civil War, from their cultural traditions, social norms and philisophies to everyday habits, diet and gender roles. Regarding the Rosa O'Malia project, Jennifer contributed the Coroner's Verdict in painstaking detail, the early newspaper articles and some maps, as well as her own twist on this tragedy, in which the victim returns from the dead to reveal the one missing testimony to the events of that fateful day back in December, 1859.

Robert W. Wheeler
"Issue Introduction"

Robert A. Wheeler, Associate Professor of History, received his Ph. D. from Brown University. The founding Director of the University Center for Teaching and Learning, he is also co-editor of H-Teach, an email list serving 1,700 historians. He has received two university teaching awards: the Student Government Outstanding Faculty Award and the University Distinguished Teaching Award. He is co-author of Cleveland: A Concise History and co-editor of The Social Fabric a two volume reader. His book Visions of the Western Reserve, 1750-1860 is due out early in 2000. The Rosa O'Malia case was part of his effort to put real working class people into his History of Cleveland course.