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Tom Okie

Writer / Kennesaw, GA
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Title: Writer
Location: Kennesaw, GA

Why he's a big deal: Okie is an assistant professor of history education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he teaches American and food history. His book, The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and the Environment in the American South, will be published by Cambridge University Press this fall.