Walt Wolfram - Director of the Language and Life Project / Executive Producer
Walt founded the Language and Life Project in the 1990s to promote public awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity. In addition to more than 300 academic publications, he has authored numerous texts and magazine articles for the general public and overseen the production of a series of award-winning television programs on language, culture and identity.
Jeffrey Reaser - Associate Director of the Language and Life Project
As an Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, Jeffrey has been a leader in developing and testing language and dialect public education education curricula, including Voices of North Carolina: Language and Life from the Atlantic to the Appalachians. He oversaw the production of the oral history compilation Ocracoke Still Speaks and co-authored with Walt Wolfram Talkin' Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina.
Danica Cullinan – Documentary Producer
Danica is an Emmy award-winning producer of television documentaries, including Talking Black in America (with Neal Hutcheson), Cedars in the Pines, Spanish Voices, and First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee (with Neal Hutcheson). She also directs many of the outreach and engagement activities of The Language and Life Project.
Neal Hutcheson – Documentary Producer
Neal is an Emmy award-winning producer of television documentaries, including Talking Black in America (with Danica Cullinan), Mountain Talk, Coresounders, The Carolina Brogue, Indian By Birth, The Queen Family, Voices of North Carolina, and First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee (with Danica Cullinan).