Contributors Page: Volume 8, Issue 1

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Eva Brann has been a tutor at St. John’s College since 1957. She was dean from 1990-1997. This article is the text of Ms. Brann’s keynote address which she delivered at the 4th Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts on January 27, 2018.

Joshua Skinner is the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at the University of Dallas. He earned his M.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in English from the University of Dallas, and his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law. He has practiced law for more than fifteen years, primarily as a trial and appellate attorney handling employment and civil rights matters.

Jake Crabbs is a member of the Illinois Bar. He holds a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where he has also served as an adjunct professor of law. He earned his B.A. in the Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. Among his many interests are Illinois civil procedure and the intersections between the study of law and the liberal arts.

Fr. Stephen Gregg, O. Cist., is a doctoral candidate in Literature in the Institute of Philosophic Studies, working with a dissertation on the interplay of divine and human love and beauty in the poetry of Edmund Spenser. Before entering the monastery, he studied Classics and Mediaeval Studies at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and as a monk has studied Philosophy and Theology at the University of Dallas and in Rome, where he earned a license in Patristics. He has taught as an adjunct at UD, as well as teaching many courses at the Cistercian Preparatory School.

Kimberly D. Heil is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas; she received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Florida. She is currently a Wojtyła Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Dallas, where she teaches core curriculum philosophy classes. She is writing a dissertation on the relationship between philosophy and Christianity in Augustine of Hippo’s De Beata Vita.

Scott F. Crider is Professor of English at the University of Dallas in the Constantin College of Liberal Arts. He took his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1994. An award-winning teacher at both Riverside and Dallas, he ran UD’s Writing Program and its Seven Arts of Language Program for several years each, and has served as Associate Dean of Constantin College. His areas of specialization are Shakespeare and Rhetorical Studies, and he has written two books: The Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay (2005) and With What Persuasion: An Essay on Shakespeare and the Ethics of Rhetoric (2009).

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