Lauri Coleman is concurrently working on her dissertation under the direction of Robert A. Gross, teaching as an adjunct professor at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and caring for her two small children. She has contributed several entries to The Encyclopedia of Disasters, Accidents, and Crises, by Ballard Campbell, published in 2008. More recently, her chapter, “’Rain Down Righteousness:’” Interpretations of Natural Events in Mid-Eighteenth Century Boston” has been included in the book, Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings by the University of Pittsburgh Press, published in the fall of 2009. The chapter contains research material from her dissertation-in-progress that considers how New Englanders in the Revolutionary era made sense of the natural world, particularly threatening occurrences such as earthquakes, comets, and extreme weather events.