Bob Bhaerman has a Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Education from Rutgers University. He is a former elementary school teacher and college instructor in curriculum development and the philosophical foundations of education. He taught at Hunter College (now Lehman College), the University of Delaware, and the State University College at Oneonta, New York. Bob is now an AHA educational consultant and director of the American Humanist Association’s Kochhar Humanist Education Center. He’s developed 36 curriculum resources and lesson plans for the Ethical Society Without Walls (ESWoW) of the American Ethical Union.
August E. Brunsman IV
August Brunsman is former Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance. He also worked as a programmer for the Institute for Humanist Studies. In 1997 he co-founded Students for Freethought at the Ohio State University where he graduated in psychology and minoring in mathematics and cognitive science. He served as the Secretary of the Board of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio and as the Secretary of the Board of the Secular Coalition for America. He is a member of the Humanist Society and humanist celebrant performs nontheistic ceremonies and services.
Lynne V. Gauthier
Lynne V. Gauthier, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University and director of the Neurorecovery and Brain Imaging Laboratory. She has served as a peer reviewer for the American Heart Association, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and UK Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her research focuses on increasing access to treatments for motor disability for underserved populations through the use of technology. Her lab also studies how different motor treatments change the brain. Dr. Gauthier is also a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in rehabilitation.
Joe Guada, a professor of Social Work at Ohio State University, practiced as a social worker for approximately 16 years in a variety of mental health settings. He decided to enter academia, where his research interests include families with a loved one with schizophrenia and integrating mental health care in primary care settings for underserved populations. He is currently starting a research project on health outcomes associated with a sense of meaning and purpose in life. His research has appeared in several journals that focus on mental health care in community settings, and he has presented his findings at both national and international conferences.
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol in the UK. His research examines people’s memory, decision making, and knowledge structures, with a particular emphasis on how people update information in memory. His most recent research interests examine the potential conflict between human cognition and the physics of the global climate, which has led him into research in climate science and climate modeling.
He has published more than 200 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, including numerous papers on how people respond to corrections of misinformation and what variables determine people’s acceptance of scientific findings. Professor Lewandowsky has contributed around 50 opinion pieces to the global media on issues related to climate change “skepticism” and the coverage of science in the media.
Susan McLean is a grant writer and prospect researcher in Northern California. Her interests include nonfiction writing, biological sciences, geology, hiking, and humor. Her master’s degree in mass communication makes imperious people respect her expertise, while her bachelor’s degree in art frightens no one.
Lorenzo T. Neal
Lorenzo T. Neal is the senior pastor of the New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jackson, MS. In ministry for over 25 years, he is an author and host of Zera Today with Pastor Lorenzo Neal radio show. He is a member of a number of fraternal, political, and social organizations. Visit his website at www.lorenzotneal.com
Peter Singer has been the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University since 1999 and the Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne since 2005. In 2005 Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2012 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest civic honor.
Peter Singer is known especially for his work on the ethics of our treatment of animals, for his controversial critique of the sanctity of life ethics in bioethics, and for his writing on the obligations of the affluent to aid those living in extreme poverty. Singer has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 40 books, including Animal Liberation, The Life You Can Save, and many others. His writings have appeared in more than 30 languages.
Michael Tyler is an experienced executive, adviser, and board member. He has over 35 years of experience in transactional and technology business, including network industries and financial services in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. He helped lead major infrastructure projects, including worldwide HBO television distribution by satellite and the Southern Cross undersea cable network, and secure over $12 billion of structured finance for a variety of cellular, electric power, and transportation projects. Michael has volunteered his time to international relations, housing for vulnerable individuals, and progressive politics.