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Gifford, James M.

  • Name(s)
    • James M. Gifford
    • James Maurice Gifford
    • Dr. James Gifford
  • Date of Birth
    • July 8, 1944
    • Bedford County, Tennessee
  • Residence(s)
    • Marysville, Tennessee
    • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Cullowhee, North Carolina
    • Athens, Georgia
    • Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in History, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1977
    • M.A., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • B.A., Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1967
    • Shelbyville Central High School, Shelbyville, Tennessee, 1962
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Nominee, Weatherford Award for Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life, 2010
  • Employment
    • CEO and Senior Editor, Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, Kentucky, 1985-present
    • Administrator, Morehead State University, Appalachian Development Center, Morehead, Kentucky, 1978-1985
    • Professor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 1976-1978
    • History Teacher, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1970-1972
    • Teacher, Wartrace High School (now Cascade School), 1967-1970
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Teacher

Gilderbloom, John I. "Hans"

  • Name(s)
    • John Gilderbloom
    • John I. Gilderbloom
    • John Ingram Gilderbloom
    • John I. "Hans" Gilderbloom
    • John Hans Gilderbloom
  • Date of Birth
    • October, 1952
    • San Mateo, California
  • Residence(s)
    • San Mateo, California
    • San Francisco, California
    • Santa Barbara, California
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1983
    • M.A. in Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1978
    • B.A. in Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1975
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Named one of the Top Ten Urban Thinkers by Planetizen, 2014
    • Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty in Research and Creative Activity from the University of Louisville, 2013
    • Planetizen's Top Ten Book in Planning Award for Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture, 2005
    • Awarded an Honorary Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, 1997
    • Best Reference Book Award from the American Library Association (ALA) for Encyclopedia of Housing, 2nd Edition
    • Recognized for his research and service on the President's Council on Sustainable Development
    • Douglas A. McGregor Memorial Award for Outstanding Social Science from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for his paper, "Housing Supply and Regulation: A Study of Rental Housing Market" (with co-writer Dr. Richard Appelbaum), 1983
    • American Planning Association Chapter Award for Outstanding Contribution to Planning, 1982
  • Employment
    • Professor, Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1988-present
    • Consultant for Urban Planning
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Researcher
    • Consultant
    • Writer

Giles, Janice Holt

Janice Holt Giles

  • Name(s)
    • Janice Holt Giles
    • Janice Meredith Holt (birth name)
    • Janice Holt Moore
    • Garth, John (pseudonym)
  • Date of Birth
    • March 28, 1905
    • Altus, Arkansas
  • Date of Death
    • June 1, 1979
    • Buried in the Caldwell Chapel Cemetery, Adair County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Altus, Arkansas. 1905
    • Haileyville, Oklahoma Territory, 1905-1909
    • Kinta, Oklahoma, 1909-1917
    • Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, 1917-1939
    • Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, c.1939-1941
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, c.1941-1949
    • Rural farm near Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, 1949-1979
  • Education
    • Transylvania University
    • University of Arkansas
    • Fort Smith High School, 1922
  • Life Events
    • Married Otto Jackson Moore in 1923, divorced in 1939, one daughter.
    • Moved to Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Married Henry Earl Giles in 1945
    • Moved to a rural farm near Knifley, Kentucky, c.1949
  • Awards and Recognitions 
  • Employment
    • Dean, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1941-
    • Religious educator in Little Rock, Pulaski County
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer 
    • Editor
    • Teacher

Gipe, Robert

  • Name(s)
    • Robert Gipe
  • Date of Birth
    • 1963
    • North Carolina
  • Residence(s)
    • North Carolina
    • Kingsport, Tennessee
    • Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A. in American Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Life Events
    • Producer, Higher Ground community performance series
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist, Weatherford Award for Weedeater, 2019
    • Weatherford Award for Appalachian Novel of the Year for Trampoline, 2016
    • President's Award, Harlan Chamber of Commerce, 2013
    • Arts & Culture Award, East Kentucky Leadership Foundation, for Higher Ground, 2013
    • New Horizons Award for Faculty Excellence, Kentucky Community & Technical College System, 2004
  • Employment
    • Director and Producer, Higher Ground, 2002-
    • Director of the Appalachian Program, Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, Cumberland, Kentucky, 1997-2018
    • Marketing and educational services director, Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky, 1989-
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Educator
    • Writer
    • Playwright

Gitschier, Greg

  • Name(s)
    • Greg Gitschier
    • Gregory M. Gitschier
    • Gregory Michael Gitschier
  • Date of Birth
    • Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • New York City, New York
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991-1998
    • Los Angeles, California, 1989-1991
    • Washington, D.C., 1985-1989
  • Education
    • Master's in Community Development, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 1981
    • B.S. in Criminal Justice, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Westport High School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1970-1973
  • Life Events
    • Ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, 2010
  • Employment
    • Chaplain, United States Secret Service, 2018-present
    • Self-Employed Consultant, Greg Gitschier Consulting, Inc., 2013-present
    • CCDW Instructor, State of Kentucky, 2010-present
    • Deacon, Archdiocese of Louisville, 2010-present
    • Security Advisor, PGA of America, 2016
    • Executive Protection, City of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2011-2016
    • Chaplin, Louisville Police Department, Louisville, Kentucky, 2012-2016
    • Federal Agent, United States Secret Service, 1983-2004
    • Special Agent, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991-1998
    • Special Agent, Los Angeles, California, 1989-1991
    • Special Agent, Western Presidential Protective Division under President Reagan, Washington, D.C., 1985-1989
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Deacon
    • Chaplain
    • Consultant
    • U.S. Secret Service Agent
    • Bodyguard
    • Police Officer
    • Speaker 
    • Writer