Meet Our Team

Homefront Heroines: the WAVES of Word War II is produced by TaylorCatProductions with generous financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ohio Humanities Council, and our supporters on Kickstarter.

Kathleen M. Ryan is the project’s director and David Staton is the producer.

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Our Production Crew

Production and Research Assistants

Kelsey Agnosos, Gwendolyn Cardigan, Anthony Collebusco, Jackson Deakins, Elaine Cromie, Jonathan Dick, Allyce Farison, Taylor Frank, Samantha Gitner, Jennifer Grothe, Laura Hampton, Thomasina Jordan, Kathleen Lawson, Jennifer Monroe, KeKe Mullins, Sofia Pena y Lillo, Hannah Prince, Shea Sahm, Sydney Schrank, Ben Shumate, Andy Sturt, Caitlin Sullivan, Caitlin Van Mol

Original Music

Andy Forsberg

Archival Music

Join the WAVES composed by Johnny Mercer (ASCAP) and performed by U.S. Navy WAVES

Uncle Sam Said composed and performed by Josh White

WAVES of the Navy composed by the U.S. Navy Marching Band and performed/arranged by Andy Forsberg


Michael Huntsberger, Tracey Ilene Miller, Rebecca Toews

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Academic Advisors

D’Ann Campbell, Professor of History, Culver-Stockton College

Dassa Carvey, former president, WAVES National

Sherna Berger Gluck, former director of the Oral History Program, California State University Long Beach

Nickoal Eichman, University of Colorado Boulder

Beth Ann Koelesch, Women Veterans History Project, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Leighton C. Peterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Miami University

Alan M. Winkler, Professor of History, Miami University

We’d also like to give a special thank you to the people who generously agreed to share their expertise as interviewees for this project.

Regina T. Akers, staff historian, Naval History and Heritage Command

D’Ann Campbell, Professor of History, Culver-Stockton College

Alice Kessler-Harris,R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Columbia University

Leisa D. Meyer, Chair of the History Department and Associate Professor of American Studies and History, William and Mary College

Michael Solomon, Professor of Marketing, St. Joseph’s University

Alan M. Winkler, Professor of History, Miami University

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Photo and Film Sources

We were honored that physical and virtual archives shared for many of the films and photographs that were part of this project.We are also indebted to several oral history collections.

American Folklife Center

Betty H. Carter Women Veteran’s Historical Project UNC Greensboro

Library of  Congress

Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections

NAS Pensacola

National Archives

Naval Aviation Museum

Naval History and Heritage Command

Oral History Archives at Columbia University

Paramount Pictures/NBC Universal

Schlesinger Library Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Smith College Archives

University of Northern Iowa Archives

U.S. Coast Guard History Program Station

USS Missouri Memorial

Wellesley College Archives and Special Collections