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 Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim.
Nancy Ellen Abrams has a B.A. from the University of Chicago in the history and philosophy of science and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author, with Joel R. Primack, of The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos (Riverhead, 2006) and The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World (Yale University Press, 2011).
Carl Anthony is the founder of Breakthrough Communities, a Bay Area non-profit organization committed to building multi-racial, multi-cultural leadership for sustainable metropolitan communities in California, in the United States, and in the world. He is former executive director of the Urban Habitat Program, one of the oldest environmental justice organizations in the country.
David Begay is a member of the Navajo Nation. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in Political Science with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Indian Policy and Law Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, with a concentration in Indigenous Education and Application of Traditional Knowledge.
Cynthia Stokes Brown is Professor Emerita, Dominican University of California. She devoted twenty years to directing and/or teaching in the single subject credential program. She is the author of Refusing Racism: White Allies in the Struggle for Civil Rights (Teachers College Press) and Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present (New Press, 2007).
Terrence W. Deacon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. His research combines developmental evolutionary biology and comparative neuroanatomy to investigate the evolution of human cognition, and is particularly focused on the explanation of emergent processes in biology and cognition.
Drew Dellinger is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement Press.
Ursula W. Goodenough is a Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of the bestselling book Sacred Depths of Nature. This highly regarded book has resulted in her teaching the paradigm of Religious Naturalism and the Epic of Evolution around the world and also her participation in television productions on PBS and The History Channel, as well as NPR radio broadcasting.
Marya Grathwohl, OSF is a Sister of Saint Francis who has advanced degrees in Religious Studies and Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness. She is founder and director of Earth Hope which provides Earth-based retreats in Wyoming and Montana , education in sustainable living, and cosmology programs in prisons. She is writing her first book soon to be published by Riverhead/Penguin.
John Grim is a Senior Lecturer and Senior 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. He teaches courses in Native American and Indigenous religions and World religions and ecology.
Sachiko Kawaura has a Ph.D. in Integral Studies. She is on the humanities faculty at Nanzan University in the Department of Psychology and Human Relations. Her areas of research and study include social psychology, Native American studies, and narrative interview research.
Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a permaculture teacher, designer and speaker. Penny has been teaching and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials.
Nancy C. Maryboy is the President and Founder of the Indigenous Education Institute whose mission is preserving, protecting, and applying indigenous knowledge. She is also President of Wohali Productions, Inc., consulting in areas of indigenous science, indigenous astronomy, Native American education, curriculum development, film making and strategic planning.
Bindu Mohanty, a writer and teacher, has lived in Auroville, an international community in southern India since 1994. Recognized by the United Nations as an experiment in human unity, Auroville founded in 1968, is based on the evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo.
Melissa K. Nelson is a cultural ecologist, writer, educator, researcher, media-maker, and activist. Her work is dedicated to indigenous revitalization, environmental protection and restoration, and the renewal and celebration of community health and cultural arts. In 2002 she joined the department of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University.