Jennifer Speed is a historian and native of San Antonio. Her love of history was sparked by the Spanish influence in central Texas and the magnificent biography collection in her NEISD elementary school library. Now a research development strategist at Princeton University, she was formerly research professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton. Dr. Speed specializes in Spanish and medieval history, biography, narrative history, women, and the rich culture and history of greater San Antonio. She served as historian for the award-winning PBS documentary Children of the Revolución, and is co-project director of a major NEH- and Mellon-funded project on the African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and holds a PhD in history from Fordham University.