Thomas F. Coffey holds a B.A. in French and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Romance Philology, with German, Greek, and Spanish as support languages. He taught various levels of French, German and Spanish at Creighton University in Nebraska, and English and French in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He has published in English, French, and Latin and has worked extensively on medieval texts in the areas of rhetoric, French history, and the Inquisition.
Maryjane Dunn is an associate professor of Spanish at Henderson State University. She has followed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela both personally (first walking the Camino Francés in 1979) and professionally in her scholarly work, focusing on the realities of medieval pilgrimage as well as on its medieval allegorical and nineteenth-century literary depictions. She has published two annotated bibliographies of pilgrimage, and her recent research delves into the pedagogy of the Camino as the basis for university courses in Spanish, history, sociology, and literature.