Impact – Summer 2016

About the Authors

Theresa Dougal is professor of English at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she serves on the college’s Sustainability Committee.  She received her B.A. from Boston College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  She teaches courses on early 19th-century British and American literature, the art of poetry, literature and the moral life, and a first-year seminar focused on environmental sustainability.

Suzy Killmister is assistant professor in philosophy at the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut. Her two main areas of research are the concept of personal autonomy and the philosophy of human rights. Her work has appeared in journals such as Nous, Philosophical Studies, and Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Anne Lovering Rounds is a poet and assistant professor of English at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, a campus of the City University of New York located in the South Bronx. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics and English from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in journals including Hartskill Review, Literary Imagination, New Writing, Penny Ante Feud, Proteus, and Text Matters. Her first poetry collection, Variations in an Emergency, is the recipient of the 2014 Cathlamet Prize from Ravenna Press and is forthcoming with the press in 2017.

Robert S. Ross is professor emeritus of meteorology in the Department of Earth Sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a research associate in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science at Florida State University, specializing in tropical meteorology and numerical weather prediction. Beyond his formal scientific training, he has a passion for finding ways to relate the humanities and the sciences. In addition to his leadership in developing interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty Luncheon Series at Florida State University, he has taught a course in Religion and Science for which he won an award from the John Templeton Foundation.

Peter W. Wakefield, PhD, is professor of pedagogy and directs the Interdisciplinary Studies and American Studies Majors at the Institute for Liberal Arts, part of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. His graduate training in ancient Greek philosophy has served him in a career devoted to undergraduate, interdisciplinary teaching, advising, and institution building.

Laurence Winters received his BA from Boston University in Philosophy and Religion, his Masters from McGill University in Philosophy and Anthropology, and his PhD from the New School University in Philosophy and Sociology. He is currently the director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he is working on the application of narrative methodology to interdisciplinary pedagogy and knowledge production.

Paula Pereda-Perez has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. Currently, she is a post-doctoral research fellow at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and was a post-doctoral researcher at Boston University’s College of General Studies when she wrote this article. Prior to this, Paula worked in New Zealand as a sociology instructor at Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, and as a lecturer at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Paula also worked as a consultant and researcher at the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Auckland Council. Her interests includes Latin American studies, neoliberalism, discourse and critical theories.