Contributors Page: Volume 7, Issue 1

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Scott D. Churchill is Professor of Psychology and Human Sciences at the University of Dallas, where he has previously served as Chair and Founding Director of its Masters Programs in Psychology. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Churchill currently serves on the APA Council of Representatives and is Editor-in-Chief of The Humanistic Psychologist. He also serves on the executive boards of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, and the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Churchill has made presentations at professional conferences around the world, more recently in India, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway—and earlier in Germany, Italy, and Australia. He has authored articles and book chapters in the fields of phenomenological research methodology, human-bonobo communication, second-person perspectivity, and empathy studies; and he has developed and taught courses in phenomenological psychology, hermeneutics, depth psychology, projective techniques, primate studies, and cinema studies.

Esther Moon is a Ph.D. candidate in Literature at the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas; she received her B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King's College, NYC. In addition to teaching core literature classes as an Adjunct Instructor, she is currently the Writing Lab Director at UD. She is writing her dissertation on the concept of poverty in the The Canterbury Tales and is also interested in theories of aesthetics.

Jingjing Zhao is a PhD student in English from Auckland University. Her Ph.D. thesis examines the intellectual and ideological aspects of Emily Bronte’s writings in the 19th century European historical context, through comparing her treatment of several issues with that of other Romantic and Victorian authors–Hölderlin, Novalis, Tennyson, and Arnold. The thesis covers topics such as the decline of the Christian worldview in the early Victorian period, the impact of Darwinian discourse, and the adaptation of early Romantic ideology in the Victorian context. It has a specific focus on Emily Bronte’s relationship with the Romantic movement.

Fred Erdman recently completed his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Dallas. The title of his dissertation is "The Good according to Mind: On Plato's Philebus." He has an M.A. in philosophy from Duquesne University and a B.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis. His areas of interest include Plato's political thought, ancient philosophy in general, and the history of ideas, especially early modern thought.

Kate Stearns is a Ph.D. student in Literature in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Literature from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where she also taught as an Adjunct Instructor of English. Her research interest is memory in the 19th-century British novel.

Calin Scoggins is an adjunct faculty member of the Government department at Richland College. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he also earned his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science. His dissertation focuses on the effect of religion on state behavior, especially foreign policy, interstate conflict, and domestic conflict. He is serving as President of the Richland Adjunct Faculty Association for 2018–2019, and also teaches at Collin College and Dallas Baptist University.

R. J. Snell is Director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life. Prior to his appointment at the Witherspoon Institute, he was for many years Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Program at Eastern University and the Templeton Honors College, where he founded and directed the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. He earned his M.A. in philosophy at Boston College, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University. Research interests include the liberal arts, ethics, natural law theory, Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. He is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing without a God’s-eye View (Marquette, 2006), Authentic Cosmopolitanism (with Steve Cone, Pickwick, 2013), The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (Pickwick, 2014), Acedia and Its Discontents (Angelico, 2015), and co-editor of Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern (Lexington, 2016) and Nature: Ancient and Modern (Lexington), as well as articles, chapters, and essays in a variety of scholarly and popular venues. He and his family reside in the Princeton area.

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