David I. Smith is director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College and director of graduate studies in education. Additionally, he serves as editor of the International Journal of Christianity and Education. His books include The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality and Foreign Language Learning (with Barbara Carvill; 2000), Learning from the Stranger: Christian Faith and Cultural Diversity (2009), and Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning (with James K. A. Smith; 2011).
Patrick Deneen is David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies at University of Notre Dame. Deneen was awarded the A.P.S.A.’s Leo Strauss Award for Best Dissertation in Political Theory in 1995, and an honorable mention for the A.P.S.A.’s Best First Book Award in 2000. He has been awarded research fellowships from Princeton University and the Earhart Foundation. His teaching and writing interests focus on the history of political thought, American political thought, religion and politics, and literature and politics. He is currently working on several book projects, and his recent publications include the edited volumes The Democratic Soul (2011) and Redeeming Democracy in America (2011)
Minette Drumwright is associate professor of advertising in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research involves studies of social responsibility in business, particularly in marketing and advertising. Her research interests also include services marketing, marketing strategy, and business ethics. She has written articles and cases for various books and journals. She has won two school-wide teaching awards at UT for her MBA course on services marketing. Outside the university, she has taught in corporate executive education programs in Mexico, Europe, and Asia as well as in the U.S. In between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she worked in advertising and public relations for seven years.
Francis Su is Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He is currently president of the Mathematical Association of America. His research is in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences, and he has co-authored numerous papers with undergraduates. He has received multiple NSF research grants for his work. He also has a passion for teaching and popularizing mathematics. From the Mathematical Association of America, he received the 2001 Hasse Prize for expository writing and the 2004 Alder Award and the 2013 Haimo Award for distinguished teaching. He authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and iPhone app.
Chad Wellmon is associate professor of German studies and history at the University of Virginia, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and editor of The Infernal Machine, an initiative of The Hedgehog Review. Wellmon’s primary research and teaching areas include European intellectual history, Romanticism, and media and social theory. His published work includes Becoming Human: Romantic Anthropology and the Embodiment of Freedom (2010) and Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern University (2015).
Simon Oliver is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. His research expertise lies in the area of Christian systematic theology, particularly the doctrine of creation, the historical relationship between science and theology, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas. His current research project, Creation’s Ends: Teleology, Ethics, and the Natural, focuses on theological and philosophical notions of causation and the concept of purposiveness in nature. He also has research interests in theological anthropology, Christian ethics, and the relationship between theology and contemporary philosophy. He was ordained as a priest in the diocese of Ely in 1999, and in 2011 he was installed as Canon Theologian of Southwell Minster. His publications include Philosophy, God and Motion (2005) and Creation (2015).
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