David Bell (Website Manager) is a reference librarian at Booth Library. He earned an M.A. in English literature at Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been involved with the EVFF since 2004, and has acquired a grant to enhance Booth Library's collection of Gene Hackman-related materials. In addition to books and scholarhship, this grant will increase to over seventy the total number of Gene Hackman films available at Booth Library on DVD.
Dan Crews (Film Rights, Publicity/Promotion) is the director of publicity of the College of Arts and Humanities at EIU. Crews' service to the EVFF includes securing film rights and publicity.
Jeanne Goble (Co-Project Director, Community Activities) has been an associate at ElU's Booth Library since 1979. She holds English, education and library science degrees from EIU. She has been involved with the EVFF since 2006, and continues to explore her interests with film, literature and music.
Robert Hillman (Exhibits) is the head of University Archives and Special Collections at Booth Library. He holds degrees from Principia College, the University of Illinois-Springfield and Brigham Young University. He enjoys attending theatre and cinema events, and is a fan of independent films.
Bonnie Irwin is currently dean of ElU's College of Arts and Humanities but continues to research medieval Arabic tale traditions and American popular culture interpretations of the Arabian Nights. Her most recent publications have dealt with higher education honors issues and have appeared in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. She served as the dean of the Honors College, where she taught the Honors First-Year Seminar. She continues to work with English majors with interests in Arabic literature.
Kit Morice (Co-Project Director) is the curator of education and the study collection for the Tarble Arts Center at EIU. A co-founder of the EVFF since the Gregg Toland Day festival in 2004, she has been involved with various aspects of the festival annually, including planning, publications and community activities.
Robin L. Murray (Co-Project Director/Program Chair) has been helping to organize the EVFF since its inception in 2004.
Patricia S. Poulter is the associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and a professor of music. She is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician, performer and curriculum consultant. She serves on the Arts Advocacy Task Force for the International Council of Fine Arts Deans. Poulter is also a member of the graduate faculty. Her research interests include arts policy, arts advocacy, brain development and music, learning theory and creative processes.