Peter Bhatia is editor and vice president of the Oregonian. He has been in journalism for more than 35 years, working at papers in Spokane, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Dallas. Projects in newsrooms he has helped lead have won seven Pulitzer Prizes (including four in Portland). A Northwest native, he was born and grew up in Pullman, Washington. He is a graduate of Stanford University. Peter serves as president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and on the board of directors of the American Press Institute. He serves on the professional advisory board to the Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman and on the New Media Communications program advisory committee at Oregon State University. He is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association (and received its Journalism Leader Award in 2003 and was named to its Hall of Fame in 2007), the Asian American Journalists Association (from which he received a Pioneer in Journalism Award in 2004), Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also a former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Paul Boyer is Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His books include When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture(1992), By the Bomb’s Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age (1985), Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820–1920 (1978), and Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (coauthor, 1974). He is author or coauthor of The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People (7th ed., 2010) and Promises to Keep: The United States Since World War II (3rd ed., 2004). He edited The Oxford Companion to United States History (2001) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of American History (12 vols., forthcoming). His essays have appeared in the New York Times,Washington Post Magazine, the Nation, the New Republic, theChronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. His media appearances have included the PBS “Frontline” program, several History Channel programs, the BBC, Channel 4, and others.
Joseph Keim Campbell is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Washington State University. His areas of specialization are metaphysics and epistemology. He is executive director of the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, a coeditor of the Topics in Contemporary Philosophy series from MIT Press, metaphysics editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and author of Free Will(Polity Press, 2011).
Thomas Christiano (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago), professor of philosophy and law, has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He has been a fellow of the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina, and a fellow of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. He is associate editor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (Sage Publishers). He has published papers and books in the areas of democratic theory, distributive justice, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. He is now engaged in projects on the foundations of equality as a principle of distributive justice and on the basis of international justice, and he is finishing a book entitled The Constitution of Equality to be published by Oxford University Press.
Cornell W. Clayton is the Claudius O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science and has been the director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service since 2008. He earned his D.Phil. in politics from Oxford University in 1990 and joined the WSU faculty in 1992. His research focuses on American political institutions, law, and judicial politics, and he is currently working on a book entitledThe Supreme Court and the Political Regime, to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Previous books includeWashington State Government and Politics (WSU Press, 2004),The Supreme Court in American Politics (University Press of Kansas, 1999), Supreme Court Decision-Making (University of Chicago, 1999), Government Lawyers (University Press of Kansas, 1995), and The Politics of Justice (M.E. Sharpe, 1992). Clayton currently also serves as the coeditor of Political Research Quarterly, the journal of the Western Political Science Association.
Joshua Cohen is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and professor of political science, philosophy, and law at Stanford University. A political philosopher, Cohen has written on issues of democratic theory and global justice. He is author of Philosophy, Politics, Democracy (2009), Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals (2010), and The Arc of the Moral Universe and Other Essays (2011). Since 1991, Cohen has been editor of Boston Review. He is on the faculty of Apple University and teaches courses at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) on using design thinking to develop innovative mobile solutions to problems of poverty and development.
Russell J. Dalton is a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, and was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine. He has received a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Mannheim, a Barbra Streisand Center fellowship, German Marshall Research Fellowship, and a POSCO Fellowship at the East/West Center. His recent publications include The Good Citizen (2009) and Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices(2004); he is coeditor of the Citizens, Context, and Choice(2010), Party Politics in East Asia (2008), The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior (2007), Citizens, Democracy, and Markets around the Pacific Rim (2006), Democracy Transformed? (2003), and Parties without Partisans (2001). His scholarly interests include comparative political behavior, political parties, social movements, and empirical democratic theory.
Ed Feiner serves as director of the Perkins+Will Design Leadership Forum. The forum, which includes all Perkins+Will design principals, is chartered to ensure the continuity and furtherance of design excellence throughout the firm. Feiner is considered to be among the leading experts in the U.S. Public Buildings Design and Planning, most notably for the design of courthouses. In 2009, he assumed a leadership position in the Washington, D.C., office as a firm-wide resource. He is best known for his role as chief architect of the U.S. General Services Administration from 1996 until 2005, where he led the agency’s nationwide design and construction program, which included the development of federal courthouses, office buildings, national laboratories, border stations, and special-use projects.
Theodore L. Glasser
Theodore L. Glasser is a professor of communication at Stanford University, where for 15 years he directed the graduate journalism program. His books include Normative Theories of the Media: Journalism in Democratic Society, written with Clifford Christians, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Denis McQuail, and Robert White; Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue, written with James Ettema; Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent, edited with Charles Salmon; and The Idea of Public Journalism. He has held visiting appointments as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; as the Wee Kim Wee Professor of Communication Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and at the University of Tampere, Finland. In 2002–2003 he served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University and coeditor of Dissent. He writes about the history of politics and social movements in the United States and is a regular columnist for the New Republic Online and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, theNation, the American Prospect, and other periodicals. His books include American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (to be published in August), A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, The Populist Persuasion: An American History,Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era, and, with Maurice Isserman, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, now in its fourth edition.
Brian Leiter is John P. Wilson Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy, in both Anglophone and Continental traditions. His books includeNietzsche on Morality (2002) and Naturalizing Jurisprudence(2007).
Ann Levey is associate professor at the University of Calgary. She has published articles on feminism and on property rights. Other interests include urban philosophy and the philosophy of David Hume. She is currently working on two projects, the role of the family in Hume’s political theory and public space and civility.
Fredrik Logevall is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor of history at Cornell, where he serves as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. His most recent works are America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity (with Campbell Craig, Belknap Press/Harvard UP, 2009) and A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 9th ed.(with Mary Beth Norton et al, Cengage, 2011). His book Twilight War: The End and the Beginning in Vietnam is forthcoming from Random House.
Lisa McGirr specializes in the history of the 20th-century United States. Her research and teaching interests bridge the fields of social and political history and focus, in particular, on collective action, political culture, reform movements, and political ideology. She has conducted research on transnational social movements as well as on the intersection of religion and politics in the 20th-century United States. She is currently at work on a book entitled Prohibition and the Making of Modern America. Her award-winning first book, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right, investigates the social and regional basis of grass-roots conservative politics in the post–World War II United States.
Joan Ockman is an architectural historian, critic, educator, and editor. From 1994 to 2008 she directed the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she also taught architectural history, theory, and design for more than two decades. She served in 2009 as acting director of the Van Alen Institute in New York, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing public projects in architecture. She is currently teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and has previously held appointments at Cornell, Yale, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Graduate Center of City University of New York, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Among the many publications she has edited, her award-winning volume Architecture Culture 1943–1968, published in 1993, is currently in its fifth edition. Her other books includeArchitourism: Authentic, Escapist, Exotic, Spectacular (2005),Out of Ground Zero: Case Studies in Urban Reinvention (2002), and The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking about Things in the Making (2001). The American Institute of Architects honored her with an award for collaborative achievement in 2003. She is currently editing a book on the history of architecture education in North America.
Lawrence Pintak is founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. A former CBS News Middle East correspondent and veteran of more than 30 years in journalism on four continents, he now writes and lectures on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, the role of the media in shaping global perceptions and government policy, and the future of journalism in a digital/globalized world. Pintak’s books include The New Arab Journalist (I.B. Tauris, fall 2010), Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam, and the War of Ideas (2006), Seeds of Hate (2003), and Beirut Outtakes (1988). He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of Wales.
Alan J. Plattus is professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale University School of Architecture, where he teaches courses on architectural history and theory, urban history and design, and directs the school’s China Studio. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop, a community design center that has undertaken urban design and building projects throughout Connecticut and around the world. Current projects include plans for the cities of West Haven, New London, and Bridgeport, Connecticut; a 13-unit affordable housing project in Bridgeport; a study for the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Corridor; and the development of a Peace Park along the Jordan River between Israel and Jordan. Research interests include industrial and post-industrial cities in the United States and abroad, urban design history and theory, and sustainable urbanism.
Amanda Porterfield is the Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion and professor of history at Florida State University. She is the author of a number of books in American religious history and the history of Christianity and currently serves as the coeditor of the quarterly journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. Her most recent book, Early American Doubt: Religion, Politics, and Suspicion, is scheduled for publication in 2012.
Ayad Rahmani is a professor of architecture at Washington State University, where he teaches courses in design and theory. He is the coauthor of a book on eastern Islamic cities and has a longstanding interest in the cross-disciplinary relationship between architecture and literature. His book on Kafka’s architectures is forthcoming with Fordham University Press.
Wade Clark Roof
Wade Clark Roof is the J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society and director of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is currently engaged in research on religious pluralism in Southern California.
Witold Rybczynski, of Polish parentage, was born in Edinburgh, raised in London, and attended Jesuit schools in England and Canada. He studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal, where he also taught. He is currently the Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. His architectural experience has included designing houses as a registered architect as well as researching low-cost housing, for which he received a 1991 Progressive Architecture Award. In 1993, he was made an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and he has received honorary doctorates from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario. In 2007, he received the Vincent Scully Prize, the Seaside Prize, and the Institute Collaborative Honors from the AIA. He serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Dietram A. Scheufele holds the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is co-PI of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. He has published over 100 peer-refereed articles, book chapters, and monographs dealing with public opinion on emerging technologies and the political effects of mass communication. Scheufele currently cochairs the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Bar Association, and is a former member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Jane I. Smith came to Harvard Divinity School in 2008 from Hartford Seminary, where she was professor of Islamic studies, codirector of the Macdonald Center for Christian–Muslim Relations, and coeditor of the Muslim World journal. At HDS she is associate dean for academic affairs and senior lecturer in Islamic studies. Smith’s teaching and research interests include Islamic movements in America, history of religions, and interfaith dialogue. She is the author of Islam in America (1999, revised 2009) and Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue (2007).
Thomas J. Sugrue is the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Sugrue is the author of Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race(Princeton University Press, 2010) and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (Random House, 2008), a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis (Princeton, 1996), won several awards, including the Bancroft Prize in American History. He is currently writing a history of 20th-century America with Glenda Gilmore and working on a history of real estate in the modern U.S.
Matthew Avery Sutton is an associate professor of history at Washington State University. His first book, Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (Harvard University Press, 2007), won the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize from Harvard University Press, awarded annually to the best book in any discipline by a first-time author. He is currently working on a new book, American Evangelicals and the Politics of Apocalypse (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2012), which examines the relationships among American evangelicalism, apocalyptic thought, and political activism in times of national crisis and war; and a textbook,Jerry Falwell and the Origins of the Religious Right, which will be part of the popular Bedford Series in History and Culture (Bedford/St. Martin’s, forthcoming 2012). He has received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation.