John F. Andrews is a Carlsbad native and a member of the New Mexico Humanities Council. He has taught at several universities, among them Florida State and Georgetown, and he spent ten years (1974-84) as Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill, where he edited Shakespeare Quarterly and served as chairman of a national advisory committee to oversee educational outreach for The Shakespeare Plays (1979-85), a BBC and Time-Life Television series that brought the entire canon to American viewers. Mr. Andrews has produced two 3-volume reference sets for Scribners and two editions of Shakespeare’s works, one for the Literary Guild, the other a paperback series for Orion Books in London.
I have been researching and writing about northern New Mexico for almost all of my adult life. A retired professor, I chaired the American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 26 years, before retiring in 2009 and moving to Santa Fe. I have taught, published, and lectured widely throughout the US and internationally on modern American culture, history, and literature, most especially on the writer and artist communities of Santa Fe and Taos. I am probably best known for my numerous books on Mabel Dodge Luhan, the doyenne of the Taos art colony in the early 20th century.