Jonathan R. Eller (B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1973; B.A., University of Maryland, 1979; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985), Indiana University) is a Chancellor's Professor of English, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, and Senior Textual Editor ofÂ the Institute for American Thought, a research component of Indiana Universityâ€™s School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI). He co-founded the Bradbury Center within the Institute for American Thought in 2007, and became the Centerâ€™s director in August 2011. He is also the general editor for The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury multi-volume series and The New Ray Bradbury Review.
In 1993 Eller retired from a twenty-year Air Force career and joined the faculty at IUPUI. Since 2000 he has edited or co-edited several limited press editions of Ray Bradbury's fiction, including The Halloween Tree (2005), Dandelion Wine (2007), and two collections of stories related to Bradburyâ€™s publication of Fahrenheit 451 in 1953: Match to Flame (2006) and A Pleasure to Burn (2010). Ellerâ€™s most recent books include Becoming Ray Bradbury (2011) and Ray Bradbury Unbound (2014), the first two volumes of a three-volume Bradbury biography. Becoming Ray Bradbury centers on Bradburyâ€™s early life and development as a writer through the 1953 publication of Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury Unbound continues on through the middle decades of Bradburyâ€™s career and his rise to cultural prominence. Professor Eller also prepared and prefaced the new historical materials contained in Simon & Schusterâ€™s 60th anniversary edition of Fahrenheit 451 (20
13) and the 50th anniversary edition of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (2011). He is currently working on the third and final volume of his Bradbury biography.
Robin Condon, (B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D.candidacy, University of Chicago). Director of Operations and Associate Editor, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies; Textual Editor, Institute for American Thought. Condon served for six years as an editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers project before joining the Bradbury Center. She authored the volume introduction for the critical edition of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (Yale University Press, 2013). She is currently writing about Douglass as a reader, and her interests include Bradbury and race as well as Bradbury as a twentieth-century historian. She has completed a juvenile biography of Frederick Douglass, forthcoming from Blue Cardinal Press in 2015, as well as an adult trade biography of Douglass to be released in 2018, marking the bicentennial of great antislavery orator's birth.Â
Associate Editor, The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, 2009 - Present
Senior Editorial Associate, Technical Peirce Edition Project, Institute for American Thought, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2001- 2008
Certificate in Professional Editing, IUPUI, 2004
MLS, Indiana University, Bloomington, Sep 1984 - Dec. 1986
BA, Education, University of Evansville, Indiana, Sep. 1970 - June 1974
Associate of Arts, Commercial Art, Indiana Vocational Technical College, Evansville, Indiana. Sep.1980 - Aug. 1982