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Ray Anderson
Interface, Inc.
USA
Ray Anderson, General Editor of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, was a visionary entrepreneur and champion for the environment, dubbed by Fortune as "the greenest CEO in America." His books, especially more...
E. N. Anderson
University of California, Riverside
USA

E. N. Anderson is Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. He has done research on ethnobiology, more...

William Sims Bainbridge
Independent scholar, Arlington, Virginia
USA
William Sims Bainbridge earned his doctorate from Harvard University. Currently, he is deputy director of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the National Science Foundation, after having directed the more...
John Bale
Keele University
United Kingdom
John Bale is a world authority on the geography of sport, a field he pioneered in recent years. He has published many articles and several books - including Landscapes of Modern Sport and Sport, Space, and the more...
Whitney Bauman
Florida International University
USA
Whitney A. Bauman is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Florida International University in Miami, FL, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, his Master’s from Vanderbilt Divinity more...
Sara G. Beavis
The Australian National University
Australia
Dr. Sara G. Beavis is a Senior Lecturer at The Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society. Her specialties include surfacewater hydrology, land capability and soil degradation, hydrogeology, more...
Jerry Bentley
University of Hawaii, Manoa
USA
Jerry H. Bentley is professor of history at the University of Hawaii and editor of the Journal of World History. Recently, his research has concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural more...
Dania Bilal
University of Tennessee
USA
Douglas Booth
University of Otago
New Zealand
Douglas Booth and Holly Thorpe work at the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies in the School of Education at the University of Waikato, on the North Island of New Zealand. They have published widely on extreme and alternative more...
Klaus Bosselmann
University of Auckland
New Zealand
Klaus Bosselmann, PhD, is Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and Founding Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law since its establishment in 1999. He is Chair of the Ethics Specialist Group of more...
Brett Bowden
University of Western Sydney
Australia
Brett Bowden is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies. He received his PhD from The Australian National University and his undergraduate degrees from Flinders University of South Australia. He holds more...
Brenda Brasher
Mount Union College
United Kingdom
Brenda E. Brasher is Assistant Professor of Religion at Mount Union College. She is author of Godly Women: Fundamentalism and Female Power as well as many journal articles. Brasher is the chair of the steering committee more...
David Bromley
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA
Lester Brown
Earth Policy Institute
USA
Kerry Brown
Lau China Institute, King’s College in London
United Kingdom

Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute, Kings College in London. Previously, he was professor and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Before moving more...

James MacGregor Burns
University of Maryland
USA
James MacGregor Burns is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential biographer and a pioneer in the study of leadership. Author of more than a dozen books, he has devoted his professional life to the study of leadership in American more...
Duncan Campbell
National University
USA

Duncan A. Campbell is Assistant Professor of History at National University in La Jolla, California. Before that he was a lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales Swansea. He is the author of English more...

Qing Cao
Durham University
United Kingdom
Following a career in higher education in China as associate professor, Qing Cao came to the UK as a British Council scholar and studied for his MA in London and PhD in Nottingham. Before joining LJMU in 2001 to launch the more...
Winberg Chai
University of Wyoming
USA
Ivy Shu-E Chen
Ivy's Kitchen
Taiwan

Shu-E (Ivy) Chen is the founder/owner of Ivy's Kitchen. Ivy has been teaching local expatriots and foreign travelers about Taiwanese cooking since 1997. Ivy also teaches Taiwanese/Chinese cuisine at the Community Services more...

Linsun Cheng
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
USA
Linsun Cheng is the author of Banking in Modern China: Entrepreneurs, Professional Managers, and the Development of Chinese Banks, 1897–1937 (2003). Linsun CHENG is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, more...
Alyce Cheska
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
USA
Anthropologist Alyce Cheska was instrumental in establishing sports as a legitimate field of scholarly study. Among her many publications is the ground-breaking The Anthology of Sport, co-authored with Kendall Blanchard, more...
Sidney C. H. Cheung
Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Sidney C. H. Cheung is a professor of cultural anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong SAR, China. Cheung received his anthropological training in Japan, and wrote his dissertation on cultural more...

Karen Christensen
Berkshire Publishing Group
USA
Karen Christensen is an award-winning editor and author who has focused for more than ten years on community and environmental issues. She is CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group. She lived in London for more than ten years, more...
Thomas Christensen
Berkshire Publishing Group
USA
Thomas (Tom) Cotton Christensen lives in the winding central alleys (hutong) of Beijing, China, and represents the family-owned Berkshire Publishing Group as an associate director. His current responsibilities include research, more...
Norman Christensen Jr.
Duke University
USA
Professor of Ecology, Duke University. Christensen's research focuses on the effects of disturbance on structure and function of populations, communities and ecosystems. On going studies include an analysis of patterns of more...
David Christian
Macquarie University; Ewha Womans University
Australia

David Christian is a professor of world history at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and co-founder, with Bill Gates, of the Big History Project. In 1989, Christian began teaching the first course on “big history,” more...

Tim Coates
Independent Scholar
United Kingdom
Library campaigner Tim Coates is, according to the website TheBookseller.com, "an outspoken champion of the absolutely central place of books in libraries." Surprising as it may sound, his conviction that libraries are first more...
Jerome Cohen
New York University
USA
Jerome Cohen is a leading American expert on Chinese law and government. He has been a professor at the New York University School of Law since 1990 and is co-director of its US-Asia Law Institute. A pioneer in the field, more...
Catharine Cookson
Virginia Wesleyan College
USA
Catharine Cookson is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law and practiced law for eight years. She then earned a master’s degree in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies more...
Robin Kundis Craig
University of Utah
USA
Professor Craig is nationally recognized for her work in all things water. Topics she writes about include the Clean Water Act; climate change and water resources, especially in terms of climate change adaptation; the connection more...
Michael L. Dougherty
Illinois State University
USA
Michael L. Dougherty is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University. His research and teaching centers on the sociology of development and natural resources in global perspective. Dougherty’s recent research more...
José Augusto Drummond
Universidade de Brasília
Brazil
José Drummond, Ph. D. in Land Resources, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil. Natural resource use in frontier contexts and protected areas more...
Roger Eardley-Pryor
University of California, Santa Barbara
USA
Roger Eardley-Pryor is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he studies scientists' role in  shaping global environmentalism during the 1960s and 1970s.  He looks forward more...
Robyn Eckhardt
Author, Istanbul and Beyond
Malaysia

Robyn Eckhardt is a Malaysia-based food writer whose focus is on Asia and Turkey. Her fascination with China began as a university history major, and after graduating she spent a year at Sichuan University teaching English. more...

Paul Ehrlich
Stanford University
USA
Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University. Member of the Stanford University faculty since 1959. He does research in more...
Joel Barry Eisen
University of Richmond
USA
Joel B. Eisen is a law professor with over 15 years of teaching and research expertise, and publications on renewable energy, energy and climate change in China, and urban redevelopment.

At the University of Richmond more...

Jamal Elias
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Jamal J. Elias is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written and lectured widely on the Qur’an, Sufism, and religion and material more...
Ryba Epstein
Rich East High School
USA
Ryba Epstein currently teaches History and English at Rich East High School. She earned her Ph.D in English Literature at the University of Illinois and has since spoken at many world history conferences and has organized more...
Ashley Esarey
University of Alberta
Canada
Ashley Esarey received his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and held the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. At the University of Alberta he teaches in the Political more...
Brian Fagan
University of California, Santa Barbara
USA
Brian Fagan is one of the world's leading archaeological writers. Educated at Cambridge University, England, he spent his early career in Africa working in museums and excavating early farming villages. Since 1967, he has more...
Hong Fan
The University of Western Australia
Australia
FAN Hong is the director of the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. She was born in Sichuan and trained as a swimmer in Beijing before pursuing an academic career in the UK. Her young more...
Daniel Fogel
Wake Forest University
USA
Dan Fogel received his B.S. and M.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has held academic positions at the University of Houston, Tulane University, and the University more...
William Foster
Arizona State University Polytechnic
USA
William Abbott Foster, PhD is a faculty associate in the Science, Technology and Society Program at Arizona State University. His dissertation on the Diffusion of the Internet in China was published by CISAC at Stanford more...
Sarah Fredericks
University of North Texas
USA
Sarah Fredericks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, USA. Fredericks focuses on the relationship between science, philosophy, and religious worldviews more...
Eric Freyfogle
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USA
Eric T. Freyfogle is the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he has long taught courses on natural resources, property, environmental law and policy, wildlife law, conservation more...
Gregory Fulkerson
State University of New York Oneonta
USA
Gregory Fulkerson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. His research interests include the environment, development, globalization, community, and rural sociology. He has more...
Diane Gaede
University of Northern Colorado
USA
Sam Geall
chinadialogue
United Kingdom
Sam Geall is an anthropologist, writer, and editor from London with a focus on China and the environment. He is Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography of China at Oxford University and Executive Editor of chinadialogue.net, more...
Stephen Glazier
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
USA
Stephen D. Glazier ( b. Mystic, Connecticut) is an American anthropologist. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Trinidad focusing on Caribbean religions such as Rastafari, Orisa/Sango, and the Spiritual Baptists. He more...
George Goethals
University of Richmond
USA
George R. "Al" Goethals is Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Program in Leadership Studies at Williams College. He graduated from Harvard College in 1966 and received his PhD from Duke University in 1970. In more...
Darra Goldstein
Williams College and Gastronomica
USA

Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the more...

Tirso Gonzales
University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Canada
Dr. Tirso Gonzales completed his doctorate in rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. His current more...
John Grim
Yale University
USA
John Grim is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University, where he has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. more...
Brent Haddad
University of California, Santa Cruz
USA
Lisa M. Butler Harrington
Kansas State University
USA
Lisa M. B. Harrington studies environmental change and management, rural land use, vulnerability to environmental stresses, environmental hazards, biotic resources, environmental perception, and public/reserved lands, among more...
John Harris
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
United Kingdom
Denis Hayes
Bullitt Foundation
USA
Denis Hayes is CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropy dedicated to advancing principles of human ecology and promoting sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. He has orchestrated the construction more...
Ruth Hayhoe
Ontario Institute of Education
Canada
Ruth HAYHOE is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her professional engagements in Asia have spanned 30 years, including foreign expert at Fudan University in Shanghai more...
Daniel Headrick
Roosevelt University
USA
Daniel Headrick grew up in France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. He received a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton more...
Thomas Heberer
Gerhard-Mercator University, Duisburg
Germany
Isabel Hilton
chinadialogue
United Kingdom
Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster, and founder and editor of www.chinadialogue.net, an innovative, fully bilingual Chinese English website devoted to building a shared approach on climate change more...
Thomas Hoellmann
LMU Munchen
Germany

Thomas O. Hoellmann is a professor of Chinese Studies at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and a former vice-president of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. His main fields of research are the history, more...

Ken Hom, OBE
Oxford Brookes University; founding patron of Oxford Gastronomica
United Kingdom
Ken Hom, OBE, resides in France and in Thailand but travels tirelessly all over the world, appearing regularly as a celebrity chef, writing new books, and keeping involved with restaurants worldwide. His BBC TV series, Exploring more...
Junhao Hong
State University of New York, University at Buffalo
USA
Kailai Huang
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
USA
Kailai Huang is an associate professor of history at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He grew up in Beijing, China, and received his B.A. and M.A. from Chinese Universities in the early 1980s. He came to the US in more...
J. Donald Hughes
University of Denver
USA
Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Macquarie University
Australia
Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Ph.D, is a lecturer in world history and historiography at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Fifty Key Thinkers on History (Routledge, 2000) and “How Good an Historian more...
Karen Hussey
The Australian National University
Australia
Dr Karen Hussey is a Senior Lecturer at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University where she undertakes research on the theoretical and policy dimensions of sustainability, institutional more...
Robin Jarrett
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
USA
Robin L. Jarrett is an associate professor of family studies in the Department of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include child and adolescent development, more...
Willis Jenkins
University of Virginia
USA
Willis Jenkins has taught at the University of Virginia and at a rural campus of Uganda Christian University. His research focuses on environmental ethics, religion and sustainable development, and moral theologies. He is more...
Dennis Judd
University of Illinois, Chicago
USA
Dennis R. Judd is a professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago. For several years he has been a major contributor to the literature on urban political economy, urban economic development, more...
Daniel Kammen
University of California, Berkeley
USA
Daniel M. Kammen is the World Bank Group's Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He was appointed to this newly-created position in October 2010, in which he provides strategic leadership more...
Laura Kelley
Author, The Silk Road Gourmet
USA

Laura Kelley, based in the Baltimore area, is a writer, lecturer, and experienced Silk Road traveler. She is author of The Silk Road Gourmet and writes about cuisines and cultures to share her experiences and passions more...

Ashok Khosla
International Union for Conservation of Nature
India
Randolph Kluver
Texas A&M University
USA
Alan R. (Randy) Kluver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, and Executive Director of Global Partnerships in the Office of the Provost, where he coordinates global institutional partnerships and more...
Ronald Knapp
State University of New York at New Paltz
USA

Ronald G. Knapp has been carrying out research on the cultural and historical geography of China's countryside since 1965. With a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, he taught from 1968 through 2001 at the State University more...

Timo Koivurova
University of Lapland
Finland
Research Professor, Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre/University of Lapland; Docent of International Law, Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration/University more...
Louis Kotzé
North-West University
South Africa
Louis Kotzé (B. Com, LLB, LLM, LLD) is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa where he heads the post-graduate LLM programme in Environmental Law and Governance. more...
Shepard Krech III
Brown University
USA
Shepard Krech III is a professor of anthropology and director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University, B. Litt from Oxford University, and Ph.D. more...
Margot Landman
National Committee on US-China Relations
USA
Margot Landman joined the National Committee in June 2002 as Director of the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program. As Senior Director for Education Programs, she also oversees other educational exchanges at the Committee. more...
Erick Langer
Georgetown University
USA
Erick D. Langer is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. His primary specialty is Latin American History and he authored, edited, or co-authored four books on the region and one on research methodologies. more...
Chris Laszlo
Case Western Reserve University
USA
Chris Laszlo, PhD, is an Associate Professor teaching strategy and sustainability at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is also the Faculty Research Director more...
Andrew Leung
Andrew Leung International Consultants Ltd
China
International and Independent China Specialist, China Futures Fellow, Berkshire Publishing Group, Massachusettes, USA Gerson Lehrman Group (Global Experts) Council Member International Expert, Reuters Insight Community more...
David Levinson
Berkshire Publishing Group
USA
David Levinson is a cultural anthropologist. He has been the editor or senior editor of several major anthropological reference works including the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, more...
Margaret Lewis
Seton Hall University School of Law
USA

Margaret K. Lewis, an expert on Taiwanese and Chinese law, joined Seton Hall Law School as an associate professor in 2009. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Intellectuals Program fellow more...

Jingjing Liu
Columbia Law School
USA
Professor Jingjing Liu is the associate director of the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School and an assistant professor of law. The courses she has taught at VLS include Chinese Law and Comparative more...
Christine Loh
Civic Exchange, Hong Kong; Under Secretary for the Environment
China
Christine Loh, JP, OBE, is a lawyer by training, a commodities by profession, a former legislator and serves on a variety of non-profit and for profit organisations in Hong Kong and overseas. Christine Loh is the founder more...
Frank Macchia
Vanguard University of Southern California
USA
Dr. Macchia’s speciality lies in Pentecostal theology. He is past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He is also a prolific writer and renowned speaker, and is Editor of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society more...
Duncan Mackay
The Observer
United Kingdom
William McNeill
University of Chicago
USA
William H. McNeill is the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His many books include Plagues and Peoples, Venice: The Hinge of Europe 1081-1797, more...
John McNeill
Georgetown University
USA
John McNeill studied at Swarthmore College and Duke University, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1981. Since 1985 he has taught at Georgetown University, where he has been professor of history since 1993. His research interests more...
Anne Mendelson
Independent scholar
USA
Anne Mendelson is a freelance writer on food and various areas of culinary history. A founding member of the Culinary Historians of New York, she has written for publications including Gourmet Magazine and the New more...
Carolyn Merchant
University of California, Berkeley
USA
Carolyn Merchant is the Chancellor's professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author more...
William Metcalf
Griffith University
Australia
William Metcalf received his doctorate from Griffith University in Australia. A self-employed researcher and author, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer at Griffith University, Dr. Metcalf specializes in the study of intentional more...
Barry Minkin
Minkin Affiliates
USA

With over 30 years as a global management consultant, including ten years with Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), futurist Barry Minkin has worked with scores of Fortune 500 and small growth companies more...

Nicole Mones
Author, The Last Chinese Chef
USA
A newly launched textile business took author Nicole Mones to China for the first time in 1977. As an individual she traded textiles with China for eighteen years before she turned to writing about that country. Now her more...
Stephen Morse
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
Steve Morse is a Professor is Systems Analysis for Sustainability in the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey.

Steve has a background in applied biological science, and his research and teaching more...

Roberta Moudry
Cornell University
USA
Roberta Moudry is an architectural and urban historian. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she conducted studies of early twentieth century American planned communities and the architectural and more...
John Copeland Nagle
University of Notre Dame
USA
Professor Nagle is the co-author of casebooks on “The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law, “Property Law,” and “The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management. His book “Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places more...
Dominic Nardi, Jr.
University of Michigan
USA
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Michigan Department of Political Science. Before that, I obtained a J.D. from Georgetown Law and Masters in Southeast Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS. I have worked more...
Janet Neuman
Lewis and Clark College
USA
Jacqueline Newman
Flavor & Fortune
USA

The research of Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman focuses on Chinese food habits and food history. She has edited Flavor and Fortune, an award-winning English-language quarterly about Chinese food, for more than twenty-one more...

Carl Nightingale
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
USA
Carl H. Nightingale is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of On the Edge: A History of Poor Black Children and their American Dreams (Basic Books, 1993). Trained more...
John Nirenberg
Walden University
USA
Cheryl Oakes
Duke University
USA
Patrick O'Brien
London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
Patrick O`Brien has spent the last three years of his career helping to design and set up a masters degree program in global economic history at the London School of Economics. He offers graduate students introductory lectures more...
Oladele Ogunseitan
University of California, Irvine
USA
Oladele Ogunseitan is Professor and Chair of Population Health & Disease Prevention at UC Irvine, where he directs the Green Materials Research and Education initiative. He is general editor of Green Health, part of the more...
Ray Oldenburg
University of West Florida
USA
Ray Oldenburg has held positions in the state university systems of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Florida. His areas of specialization are community and public life, and he is known internationally for his book The more...
Hugh Page, Jr.
University of Notre Dame
USA
Hugh Page is currently Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Arts & Letters, Director of the African and African American Studies Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Notre more...
Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
Youngstown State University
USA
Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez is professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and director of the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center at Youngstown State University. Among his publications are numerous articles in the history of Christian more...
Alex Soojung-Ki Pang
Institute for the Future
USA
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is an historian of science and futurist. He works as a research director at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank. Before coming to IFTF, he served as managing editor of the Encyclopaedia more...
Bruce Pardy
Queen's University
Canada
Bruce Pardy is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. He has written extensively on environmental governance, ecosystem management, climate change, water policy and environmental liability, and has taught more...
Sony Pellissery
CSSEIP, National Law School of India University,
India
Sony Pellissery is Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion, at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is a public policy specialist with key contributions on how social networks more...
Martyn Percy
Ripon College
United Kingdom
Dr Percy has been the Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute since its foundation in 1997. His research is mainly concentrated in the field of Christianity and contemporary culture, specialising in modern ecclesiology more...
Gertrud Pfister
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Dr. Gertrud Pfister is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen's Institute of Exercise and Sports Sciences. In Germany and in Denmark, Pfister conducted several large more...
Paul Philip
Lancaster High School
USA
Paul William Philp earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a major in International Affairs and a Certificate in German Public and International Studies in 1981. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas more...
Carolyn Phillips
Author, All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China
USA

Food writer Carolyn Phillips is fluent in Chinese, having lived and worked in Taiwan for eight years during the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, the chefs in Taipei were opening up incredible restaurants more...

Elizabeth C. J. Pike
University of Chichester
United Kingdom
Elizabeth C.J. Pike is a Senior Lecturer and her teaching responsibilities are for the sociology of sport and qualitative research methods predominantly on the Sports Studies/Sports Development routeway. Her administrative more...
Judy Polumbaum
University of Iowa
USA
Amanda Prigge
Berkshire Publishing Group
USA
Amanda joined Berkshire in October 2011, shortly after graduating from the Denver Publishing Institute. With a background in English, sociology, and Japanese, the wide variety of topics published by Berkshire interested more...
Maria Proto
University of Salerno
Italy
Maria Proto - Full Professor - Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno since 1/11/1994.

Currently Lecturer in Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management of Energy Sources, more...

Krishnendu Ray
New York University
USA

Krishnendu Ray is an Associate Professor in food studies and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Prior to joining NYU in 2005, he was a faculty member and an Acting more...

Ronald Riggio
Claremont McKenna College
USA
Michael Aaron Rockland
Rutgers University
USA
Michael Aaron Rockland is Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and the author of fourteen books, the most recent of which are the memoirs An American Diplomat in Franco Spain and the forthcoming Navy more...
James Rojas
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
USA
Paul Rosier
Villanova University
USA
Paul C. Rosier received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Rochester in 1998. Dr. Rosier serves as Associate Professor of History at Villanova University (Villanova, Pennsylvania), where he teaches American more...
Marcy Ross
Formerly Berkshire Publishing Group
USA
Marcy Ross has been a staff editor on more than a dozen Berkshire projects including the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, the Encyclopedia of Community, the Encyclopedia of Homelessness, and the more...
Heidi Ross
Indiana University
USA
Heidi Ross is Director of the East Asian Studies Center and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University. She is also Co-director of the Australian National University-Indiana University Pan more...
Heidi Roupp
World History Center
USA
Heidi Roupp is an educational teacher of world history. She served as president of the World History Association in 1998 and 1999, is author and editor of studies in the teaching of world history, and has led numerous teacher more...
J.B. Ruhl
Vanderbilt University Law School
USA
J. B. Ruhl is a nationally regarded expert in the fields of endangered species protection, ecosystem services policy, regulation of wetlands, ecosystem management, environmental impact analysis and related environmental more...
Allen Sack
University of New Haven
USA
Dr. Allen L. Sack earned his BA in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. While at Notre Dame he played defensive end on Ara Parseghian’s 1966 National Championship football team and was drafted by the Los more...
Sonya Salamon
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
USA
Sonya Salamon is professor of community studies in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has studied Illinois rural communities, as well as families and more...
Frank Salamone
Iona College and University of Phoenix
USA
Frank A. Salamone has edited and written a number of books, including Gods and Goods in Africa, The Yanomami and Theri Interpreters, Popular Culture in the Fifties, The Italians of Rochester, NY, more...
Thomas Sander
Harvard University
USA
Thomas Sander is the executive director of the Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He managed the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, more...
Oswald Schmitz
Yale University
USA
Professor Schmitz’s research examines the dynamics and structure of terrestrial food webs. His specific focus is on plant-herbivore interactions and how they are shaped by carnivores and soil-nutrient levels, both at the more...
James Sellmann
University of Guam
Guam
James D. Sellmann is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam. He was awarded B.A. degrees in Psychology, and Philosophy from more...
Lei Shen
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). General Secretary of the China Society of Natural Resources (CSNR). Deputy Director of the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Security at the Institute of Geographic more...
Jerry Shepperd
Austin Community College
USA
Jerry W. Shepperd is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, where he has taught General Sociology, Research Methods, Statistics, Sociology of more...
Charles Shoemaker
University of California, Davis
USA

Professor Emeritus Charles F. Shoemaker has been a Professor of Food Science at the University of California Davis since 1978. He served as department chair for ten years and was also the head of its food science more...

Michael Shuman
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
USA
Michael Shuman is a Stanford-trained attorney and economist. He currently runs two institutions: Bay Friendly Chicken Inc., a community-owned poultry company in Maryland; and the Green Policy Institute, which undertakes more...
Nina Simonds
Author, Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats
USA

Nina Simonds, an award-winning journalist and author, is one of the top authorities in the United States on Asian cooking, with a special focus on health and lifestyle. In 2001, Newsweek Magazine named her one more...

Mrinalini Sinha
Pennsylvania State University
USA
Mrinalini Sinha is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She has a Masters in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, and a Masters and more...
William Smith
Wake Forest University
USA
William K. Smith is the Charles H. Babcock Chaired Professor in Botany at Wake Forest University. He received his PhD from UCLA and was formerly at the University of Wyoming for over 15 years. His research focuses on the more...
Georgia Sorenson
University of Maryland
USA
Georgia Sorenson is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond and a Senior Scholar and Founder of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland. more...
Ian Spellerberg
Lincoln University
New Zealand
Ian Spellerberg has long been engaged in the ecological basis of nature conservation. He has also long been involved in treading lightly on the Earth. His business card mentions all the usual things but also his ecological more...
Mark Swislocki
New York University Abu Dhabi
UAE

Mark Swislocki is Associate Professor of History at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is the author of Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai (2009), and his articles have more...

Chee-Beng Tan
Sun Yat-sen University
China

Tan Chee-Beng is a Distinguished Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted research in Malaysia and China. He has written widely on the food, culture, ethnicity, and more...

Shirley Thompson
University of Manitoba
Canada
Shirley Thompson is an assistant professor at the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba. Her research covers the areas of communication, food and technology, as well as gender issues, and how they relate more...
Holly Thorpe
University of Waikato
New Zealand
Douglas Booth and Holly Thorpe work at the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies in the School of Education at the University of Waikato, on the North Island of New Zealand. They have published widely on extreme and alternative more...
Rachel Denae Thrasher
Boston University
USA
Rachel Thrasher provides legal analysis at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future for issues such as trade and development. She completed her Master's degree in International Relations at more...
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Yale University
USA
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious more...
Daniel Vasey
Divine Word College
Australia
Dan Vasey is Professor Emeritus at Divine Word College. A human ecologist with broad interests but principal research experience in population and agriculture, his publications include An Ecological History of Agriculture: more...
Gregory Veeck
Western Michigan University
USA
Eduard Vermeer
International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
Netherlands
Eduard B. Vermeer (67) taught economy and history of China at Leiden University, and was Chairman of the Finnish Graduate School of Asian Studies. Now he is an affiliated fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies more...
Gernot Wagner
Environmental Defense Fund
USA
Gernot Wagner is an economist in the Climate and Air Program of the Environmental Defense Fund. He specializes on global greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways and works on developing and applying economically sound more...
Joanna Waley-Cohen
New York University, Shanghai
China

Joanna Waley-Cohen is Provost at New York University, Shanghai, and Silver Professor of History at New York University, where she has taught the history of China since 1992. She received her Bachelor's and Master's more...

Tricia Wang
University of California San Diego
USA

I am a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnographer who observes internet culture and digital life. I am fascinated by how people on the edge from migrants to youth make use of cellphones and computers in disruptive more...

Nach Waxman
Kitchen Arts & Letters
USA
Nach Waxman is a bookseller, and is founder and co-owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters, a New York City bookstore specializing in food and drink. Reflecting his training in anthropology (Cornell University and graduate study more...
William Wedenoja
Missouri State University
USA
Dr. Wedenoja taught at Southwestern College, Miramar College, the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of California at San Diego before joining the SMSU faculty in 1979. He is the coordinator of the more...
Barry Wellman
University of Toronto
Canada
Barry Wellman is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto and director of the NetLab at the university’s Centre for Urban and Community Studies. He is also chair-emeritus of the Community and Urban Sociology more...
Peter Whitehouse
Case Western Reserve University
USA
Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology as well as current or former Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Bioethics and History. He is also more...
David Y. H. Wu
University of Hawaii
USA

David Y. H. Wu is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii; an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the East-West Center, Honolulu; and an Adjunct Fellow of the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his more...

Grace Young
Author, Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge
USA

Grace Young is the author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge, The Breath of a Wok, and The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen. She has received awards from the James Beard Foundation; the International Association more...

Haiwang Yuan
Western Kentucky University
USA
Willa Zhen
Culinary Institute of America
USA

Willa Zhen is Lecturing Instructor in Liberal Arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Trained as a social anthropologist, her interests are in the training of cooks and cooking schools in more...

Judith Zinsser
Miami University
USA
Judith P. Zinsser is Professor of History at Miami University. A former president of the World History Association, she has focused her research in world history on women and the United Nations, and particularly the impact more...
Michael Zuckerman
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Michael Zuckerman is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been studying American communities all his scholarly life. His first book, Peaceable Kingdoms, was an interpretation of the New more...