Margaret Barnhart, instructor of English, has been teaching general-education English and sometimes communication courses at Dickinson State University—her alma mater—since 1992. Within that timeframe, her teaching history also includes several seasons as a Writer-in-Residence for the North Dakota Council on the Arts and as writing curriculum designer and teacher at the International Music Camp in north central North Dakota. She is a writer whose work has appeared in regional small presses as well as an anthology (Leaning into the Wind). She published her novel, Under the Twisted Cross, in 2010. Ms. Barnhart is also an actor and occasionally a public speaker/presenter.