The Fellows of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture are an invited and distinguished group of scholars, teachers, writers, and public intellectuals in the arts and humanities. Their work as a body of individuals committed to issues in or related to the arts and humanities consists of teaching classes, presenting at programs, judging the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, and advising the Directors about the content and procedure of programs at the Dallas Institute.
Dr. Seemee Ali
Dr. Claudia Allums
Dr. Larry Allums
Dr. Glenn Arbery
Dr. Virginia Arbery
Dr. Sabri Ates
Dr. Victor Bailey
Prof. Jacques Barzun
Dr. Larry Beasley
Dr. J. William Berry
Dr. Guy Story Brown
Dr. Tess Castleman
Dr. Bainard Cowan
Dr. Louise Cowan
Professor Keith Critchlow
Ms. Lee Cullum
Dr. James Dawes
Mr. Rod Dreher
Dr. Robert Dupree
Mr. Brad Goldberg
Dr. Randy D. Gordon
Dr. David Greenberg
Dr. Brad Gregory
Ms. Hazel Henderson
Dr. James Hillman
Dr. Benjamin Johnson
Dr. Victoria Johnson
Dr. Fabrice JotterandDr. Hilaire Kallendorf
Professor Judy French Kelly
Professor Patrick Kelly
Dr. Dorothy Kosinski
Mr. James Lehrer
Dr. Thomas Lindsay
Mr. Weiming Lu
Dr. Nancy Cain Marcus
Dr. David Markham
Dr. Thomas Mayo
Dr. James E. McWilliams
Dr. Tiya Miles
Mr. Thomas Moore
Dr. Albert Murray
Professor Lyle Novinski
Dr. Mark Oppenheimer
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath
Dr. Diane Ravitch
Mr. Robert Romanyshyn
Dr. Daniel Russ
Dr. Elizabeth Russ
John Z. Sadler, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Samet
Dr. Cheryl Sanders-Sardello
Dr. Robert J. Sardello
Dr. Diana Senechal
Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery
Dr. Carolyn Smith-Morris
Dr. Willard Spiegelman
Dr. Marilyn Stewart
Dr. Joanne Stroud
Dr. David Sweet
Dr. Gail Thomas
Dr. Frederick Turner
Professor Mary Vernon
Mr. Jerome Weeks
Dr. Seemee Ali is the Assistant Professor of Great Ideas and English at Carthage College. She joined the faculty in 2008 from Loyola College, where she had been a visiting assistant professor teaching courses in literature. She is a 1989 graduate of Austin College, where she earned a B.A. in political science. She earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in literature, both from the University of Dallas, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Core Humanities Seminar Program at Villanova University.Back To Top
Dr. Claudia Allums is Director of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education. She began teaching in 1981 and has served in the high school classroom and administrative offices--as a teacher, department chair, and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction--and also in the university--as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, and Associate Dean of both the Braniff Graduate School and the Constantin Undergraduate College at the University of Dallas. She holds the Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas and is an alumna of the 1989-1990 Summer Institutes for Teachers.Back To Top
Dr. Larry Allums is Executive Director of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He earned his M.A. in Literature in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Literature and Political Philosophy in 1978 from the University of Dallas' Institute of Philosophic Studies. He came to the Dallas Institute in 1997 from the University of Mobile, where he was Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has edited a volume of essays on epic poetry, The Epic Cosmos, and published articles on ancient Greek and Roman literature, Dante, and writers of the American Southern renascence, including William Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and Caroline Gordon. Under his leadership, the Dallas Institute continues to emphasize its longstanding work with elementary and secondary school teachers and principals and in the area of urban issues. During his tenure, he has directed the creation of several new Institute programs, including the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium, the Dallas Festival of Ideas, and the Environmental Forum.Back To Top
Glenn Arbery majored in journalism at the University of Georgia before literature drew him onto an academic path. After getting his PhD at the University of Dallas in 1982, he taught at the University of St. Thomas and Thomas More College of Liberal Arts before returning to Dallas in 1997 to become director of the Teachers Academy at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. In 2003, he became a senior editor with People Newspapers. In January of this year, he won two national awards in the Suburban Newspaper Association's annual contest. His book Why Literature Matters appeared in 2001, and The Tragic Abyss, of which he is editor, was published in 2004. He is currently completing his first novel. He and his wife Virginia have eight children and two grandchildren.Back To Top
Dr. Victor Bailey is the Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History and Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from Warwick in 1975, his M.A. from Oxford University in 1978, and his B.A. from Warwick in 1969. His interests include Modern Britain, circa 1750 to the present; law and justice in Victorian and Twentieth-Century Britain; and the social and cultural impact of industrialization.
The focus of his research has been the origins, principles, and administration of the English system of criminal justice, from the early Victorian era through the twentieth century. He spent a year at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge, under the direction of Sir Leon Radzinowicz, as preface to doctoral work at the Centre for the Study of Social History, Warwick, under the supervision of social historian, E.P. Thompson. At the Centre, he edited a collection of essays entitled Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain (1981). As a research officer at the Centre for Criminological Research in Oxford, he worked on what would become volume five of Radzinowicz's History, which dealt with penal policy and practice between 1830 and 1914. As a research fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, he received research funding to examine the history of modern criminal policy. The resulting study, published as Delinquency and Citizenship: Reclaiming the Young Offender (Oxford, 1987), dealt with the formation and implementation of policy for young offenders between the important legislative milestones of 1914 and 1948.
For the next few years (following a year as a visiting professor at the University of Rochester, New York), he taught in the Department of Economic and Social History at Hull University in East Yorkshire. He received funding to examine some 750 cases of suicide in Kingston-upon-Hull between 1937 and 1900, to provide the most detailed account yet of the workings of the Victorian coroners' court, and to seek the causes of suicide in the impact of the different stages of the life cycle. This inquiry eventually became 'This Rash Act': Suicide Across the Life-Cycle in the Victorian City (Stanford, 1998). In the past years, he has turned to a book-length assessment of the principles and patterns of punishment (including the death penalty) in twentieth-century Britain. The main theme that will run through "The Rise and Demise of Rehabilitation: Punishment, Culture and Society in Modern Britain" is that historians and criminologists have misunderstood the guiding principles of modern punishment, and have exaggerated the dominance of the rehabilitative paradigm. An evaluation of the years 1895 to 1920, which appeared in the Journal of British Studies (July 1997), and which won the Love Prize of the North American Conference on British Studies for best article in 1997 by a North American scholar, will form the opening section of this book. This project has been funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the NEH. Oxford will publish the book in its Clarendon Criminology Series.Back To Top
Jacques Barzun grew up in Paris and moved to the United States as a teenager. In more than half a century of service to Columbia and three decades since, Jacques Barzun has epitomized the potential of liberal education within the University and without. He distinguished himself not only as one of Columbia's most outstanding professors and scholars, but also in a wide variety of delicate administrative positions. A prolific author for both the specialist and the general reader, he published as author or editor more than 30 critical and historical studies over the past eight decades, Barzun is perhaps best known to students for his The Modern Researcher, now in its sixth edition, and to teachers for The American University (1968). His surprise bestseller, From Dawn to Decadence, was published in 2000. In 2003, Barzun was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award.
As a Columbia undergraduate, Barzun served as drama critic of the Spectator, editor of Varsity (the literary magazine), and president of the Philolexian Society. Immediately upon graduation, he was appointed an instructor in the history department. He became full professor in 1945, Seth Low Professor of History in 1960, and University Professor in 1967. He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Colloquium on Important Books. He later helped establish Humanities A and taught the course regularly. Barzun's many administrative accomplishments include serving as dean of graduate faculties and as provost. Barzun's commitment to the College never wavered. Even after retiring from the University in 1975, he has continued to defend the core curriculum and to speak out against declines in academic standards. As one former Columbia graduate student remarked, Jacques Barzun was known for "prestige, authority and self-confidence" and for "his unapologetic insistence upon excellence."Back To Top
Dr. J. William Berry has served as the University of Dallas' provost since June 2008. In December 2008, Dr. Berry also became an executive vice president of the University. Dr. Berry served as interim chancellor from April 2009 to March 2010 following the retirement of President Frank Lazarus.
Before coming to UD, Dr. Berry held the position of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Butler University since 2001. At Butler he led many successful initiatives, including an effort that raised freshman retention from 81 percent to 89 percent and increased overall retention from 87 percent to 91 percent. He also coauthored several grant proposals that secured more than $48 million of support for the university. Additionally, Dr. Berry was successful in working with the president of Butler to bring the university from serious deficits to annual balanced budgets. He has substantial accrediting experience with both regional and specialized accrediting agencies, and has won praise from colleagues for his integrity, courage, and values in the context of collegial leadership.
Prior to his work at Butler University, Dr. Berry held the positions of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1998-2001 and provost and dean of faculty at the University of Central Arkansas from 1989-1998. In addition to his 19 years of experience as provost, he has also been a professor of history for more than 30 years. Dr. Berry earned a doctorate in history at Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in English and history from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.Back To Top
Guy Story Brown received his Ph.D. in Politics & Literature from the Institute of Philosophical Studies at the University of Dallas in 1979, with a dissertation entitled, "Longinus' On the Sublime: The Political Foundations of Literary Criticism." He has lectured widely and taught undergraduate and continuing education courses at Northwood University and Dallas Christian College in the Dallas area, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is currently Professor of Philosophy & Literature at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock.
Dr. Brown was Director of Research in Public Diplomacy at the Institute for International Strategic Studies in association with the University of Miami in Bethesda, Md, 1981-82, and head of the US Information Agency's international book publishing, library, and English teaching programs from 1982-1988, where he arranged for the publication of the Federalist Papers and other titles in Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, and other languages, and led negotiations between US publishers and ministerial-level Soviet, East German, and Chinese publishing authorities in Frankfurt, Moscow, Washington, D.C., and Beijing. He was Director of the USIA Office Academic Programs, administering the Fulbright Scholarships, the world's largest academic exchange program, 1988-1992, where he extended academic relations in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and led regional Fulbright conferences in Amsterdam, Holland, and Rabat, Morocco.
Brown received the Guttenberg award at the Frankfurt International Book Fair and was awarded the Ivan Fedorov medal by the Soviet Government and the Benjamin Franklin Distinguished Service medal by the US Government Printing Office. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the J.W. Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships for his work as head of the international Fulbright scholarships and related academic programs, 1988-1992.
Dr. Brown was lead presenter on the topic of "Democratization in Non-European ‘New' Democracies" at the Conference on Democratization, Culture, and the Relations between Nations, sponsored by the FRG Bundeszentrale Fur Politische Bildung and US Center for Civic Education in Santa Monica, California and Freiburg, Germany, 2002, 2005. He is Director of The Straight Gate, a 501(c)3 prison aftercare program coordinating numerous regional prison ministries and serving more than 100 persons per year in South Oak Cliff, Dallas.
His books include Calhoun's Philosophy of Politics: A Study of "A Disquisition on Government" (2000) and Shakespeare's Philosopher King: Reading "The Tragedy of King Lear" (Spring 2010) both from Mercer University Press. Among other projects, he is presently working on annotated editions of Calhoun's "Disquisition on Government" and Lipscomb's "Civil Government."Back To Top
Tess Castleman, M.A., L.P.C., I.A.A.P., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst living in Dallas and Zurich. She is a former educator both in public schools as well as private college and is the author of two books: Threads, Knots, Tapestries: How a Tribal Connection is Revealed through Dreams and Synchronicities and Sacred Circles: A Guide Book to Facilitating Jungian Dream Groups.
She is on the board of curators at the Jung Institute in Zurich where her primary responsibility, in addition to teaching and supervising candidates, is to oversee the English-language International Block Training Program. The block format, a long distance, compressed study model has allowed students would-wide to come to Zurich to study.
Tess has specialized in group work, but also has a private practice for adults and, occasionally couples in Dallas, Texas. Yearly she holds a dream retreat anywhere from Mineral Wells to Einsiedeln, Switzerland where work on the "tribal dream" continues. She is primarily interested in studying the psychology of the group, whether it is a small cluster of unrelated individuals or culture and society as a whole. Her primise is that one dreams for more than oneself, and others benefit from hearing and sharing dreams with others. She is former president of both the Jung Institute of Dallas as well as the Friends of Jung of North Texas.Back To Top
After thirty-three years at Louisiana State University, Bainard has moved to the University of Dallas, where he holds the Cowan Chair in Literature. A Yale Ph.D., Bainard also studied in Munich, taught at Aix-en-Provence, and was a co-founder of the Comparative Literature Doctoral Program, the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, and the Louisiana Shakespeare Project at LSU, and the Henry James Review. He is the author of Exiled Waters: Moby Dick and the Crisis of Allegory (1982) and has edited four books, including Poetics of the Americas (1997). His NEH-funded summer institute series for college teachers (also titled Poetics of the Americas) in the 1990s was based on the Teachers Academy summer institutes. He has contributed to each of the three volumes in the Institute's Studies in Genre series and is editor of the forthcoming volume on lyric. Besides the literatures of the Americas, he is interested in the epic, the theory of the novel, Asian literatures, and the history of criticism, and in them all the question of how forms of the imagination strive to unite the peoples of the world in their diversity.Back To Top
Dr. Louise S. Cowan was inaugural holder of the Louise Cowan Chair of Literature at the University of Dallas and is a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is formerly Chair of the English Department and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Dallas. She and her husband Donald Cowan were central and instrumental in the creation and building of both the University of Dallas and the Dallas Institute. In 1983 she conceived of and initiated the Teachers Academy at the Dallas Institute, which in July 2009 conducted its 26th consecutive Summer Institute for Teachers, a program that the National Endowment for the Humanities called a "model for the nation" and for which, among other contributions, she received the Charles Frankel Prize in 1991, now called the National Humanities Medal, the nation's highest award for work in the humanities. During her long career, she has received numerous awards for her achievements in teaching and advancing liberal education.
Dr. Cowan received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and has written widely on the American South and especially Faulkner, the Russian novel, and literary theory, especially in formulating her own theory of the four literary genres, about which she has edited and contributed to three volumes of essays. Publication of the fourth and final volume in the genre series is scheduled for Fall 2010.Back To Top
Dr. Keith Critchlow is an internationally known lecturer, teacher and author. His many books include Order in space, Time Stands Still and Islamic Pattern as a Cosmological Art. He is a founder member of RILKO (Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation), a founder member and Director of Studies of Kairos and a founder member and president of the Temenos Academy. Keith founded VITA (Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts) a department now attached to the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. He is now semi-retired as Professor Emeritus at VITA but continues to lecture worldwide and practice as an architectural consultant. Keith's work in the field of architecture includes the Krishnamurti Study Centre in the U.K., the ecumemcal chapel an Crestone Colorado, USA and the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicine in Puttaparthy, India, in all of which he has embodied the principles of sacred geometry.Back To Top
Lee Cullum is a journalist who contributes columns to the Dallas Morning News and commentaries to the National Public Radio station in North Texas. She also is host of CEO, a series of interviews with leaders from the world of business, produced by the PBS station in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Cullum has done regular commentary for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She was editor of the editorial page of the Dallas Times Herald and edited D Magazine, which during her tenure won a National Magazine Award.
In addition, Cullum has done political analysis for the CBS affiliate in north Texas. She has hosted Conversations, a series of biographical interviews with major newsmakers for the PBS station in that area. She has appeared on Nightline, CNN, MSNBC and on various television programs in Europe. She also has conducted seminars on journalism in Central and Eastern Europe and moderated panels for the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has spoken to press associations in Texas, Minnesota and New England; to committees on foreign relations in Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas and Tulsa; and to the International Women's Forum in Dallas.
Cullum worked as a reporter and then executive producer and on air moderator of Newsroom, a nightly program on the PBS affiliate in Dallas. She also developed several productions for broadcast on PBS including a profile of Lillian Hellman that was nominated for an Emmy.
Cullum anchored the Election Specials that won the Columbia DuPont Broadcast Journalism Award for KERA TV. She also has received honorary degrees from the Monterey Institute for International Studies and the University of Puget Sound, the Matrix Award from Women in Communications twice, as well as the Woman of Achievement Award from Southern Methodist University and the C.E. Shuford Award for Outstanding Journalist in Dallas Fort Worth. In addition, she was given the J.B. Marryatt Award by the Dallas Press Club.
Cullum serves on the board of Freedom House, the American Council on Germany, the Social Sciences Foundation benefitting the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations as well as the Board of Visitors of the International Programs Center of the University of Oklahoma and the Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth. Previously on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations for ten years, she is a member of CFR, the Trilateral Commission, the Inter American Dialogue, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Texas Philosophical Society and the National Conference of Editorial Writers. She also is a senior fellow of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and a fellow of the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture as well as the author of Genius Came Early: Creativity in the Twentieth Century. In addition she contributed a chapter to Growing Up in Texas, A Texas Christmas and Literary Dallas.
Cullum attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She has one son, Cullum Clark, who is in finance and lives in Dallas with his wife, Nita, and their daughters, Lili, Annabel and Charlotte.Back To Top
James Dawes teaches U.S. and comparative literature. He is the author of That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard University Press, 2007) and The Language of War (Harvard University Press, 2002) as well as numerous articles on topics including literary and language theory, international law and human rights, trauma, literature and medical studies, Shakespeare, aesthetic theory, and pedagogical technique. He has appeared as the feature guest on radio interviews ranging from live, one-hour National Public Radio programs to the BBC Weekend News, and has been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many other newspapers. Professor Dawes's teaching interests include, among other things, US literature from all periods, literary theory and cultural studies, and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies (ethics, law, psychology, sociology, philosophy, medicine, human rights). He is the founder and Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism at Macalester College, and a member of the Editorial Board of American Literature (2007-2009).Back To Top
Rod Dreher is director of publications at the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropy that focuses on science, religion, economics and morality. A journalist with over 20 years of experience, Dreher was a columnist, editorial writer and online editor at The Dallas Morning News. He is author of the 2006 nonfiction book Crunchy Cons, about neo-traditionalism on the cultural right. He has been chief film critic of the New York Post, a staff writer at National Review magazine, and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, NPR's "All Things Considered," CNN and other broadcast media. His areas of interest include conservative thought, religion, culture, philosophy and food. Dreher is a 2009 Templeton Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science & Religion, and writes the popular Crunchy Con blog on Beliefnet.com. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.Back To Top
Dr. Robert Scott Dupree is Professor of English at the University of Dallas, Director of Library and University Research, Director of the Program in Comparative Literary Traditions, and Chair of Modern Languages and Literature. He is proficient in several languages and is a recognized authority on literary theory and the literary genres, including tragedy, about which he writes in this paper, which is titled "The Ties that Blind: Unity and Tragedy, Purity and Danger." He holds a B.A. from the University of Dallas and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.Back To Top
Brad Goldberg is an artist whose work is centered on developing a fusion between sculpture, landscape, urban design, place, culture, and community. It is an art that aspires to escape categorical definitions, restrictions or limitations Each new project generates a unique response encompassing the total aspect of a specific place or circumstance. This response may include sculpture, architecture, landscape, water, furniture etc.
The complexities of working on large environmental projects have led to collaborative efforts with other artists, design professionals, civic leader's, corporations, and communities. His work as an artist reflects a strong interest in archetypal forms, the cycles of nature, the evolution of technology, and examines the metaphor of stone viewed within the span of geologic time while creating people-oriented community spaces. Within this framework, he works to enrich each project with a sense of belonging to its context through beautiful objects imbued with meaning, sensitivity to scale, attention to craftsmanship and simple materials used with the evidence of the touch of the human hand.
Brad resides in Dallas, where he keeps his studio. He works on a wide array of projects nationally as well as internationally and frequently travels abroad to work on projects and to maintain a world-perspective. "In time," he states, "with many experiences layered over one another, I am hoping my work will reflect a cultural collage.....more in keeping with artistic truths, than passing fashions.Back To Top
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas; J.D., Washburn University ; LL.M., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
Randy Gordon is a partner in the Complex Litigation Group of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, where he focuses on antitrust, RICO, and intellectual property matters. He also serves as General Counsel of the Global Semiconductor Alliance, an international trade association devoted to the semiconductor industry. He is a past Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, an Adjunct Professor of Law and Lecturer in English at Southern Methodist University, and a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities. His professional activities include service as Immediate Past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust & Business Litigation Section, a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Legal Education Section of the ABA, and an elected member of both the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet and the American Law Institute. Randy is also an Advisory Board Member of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas and a Key Collaborator in the Beyond Text project at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. A frequent lecturer and writer (with a book entitled Rehumanizing Law: A Narrative Theory of Law and Democracy expected to be published in 2010 by the University of Toronto Press and recent law-review articles either published or forthcoming in journals of Columbia, SMU, Florida, Vermont, and San Francisco), he is the Senior Host of "The Writer's Studio," a series of interviews with contemporary authors broadcast throughout the country by KERA/National Public Radio. He is recognized in antitrust law by both Chambers & Partners and Who's Who Legal.Back To Top
David Greenberg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Journalism & Media Studies and of History at Rutgers University, specializing in American political and cultural history. His first book, Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) won the Washington Monthly Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Book Award, and, in dissertation form, Columbia University's Bancroft Dissertation Award. In 2006 he published two books: Calvin Coolidge, a biography in the American Presidents Series edited by the late Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (Henry Holt); and Presidential Doodles (Basic Books). He is currently at work on a book for Norton about the history of presidents and spin. He has been recognized with awards and fellowship from other organizations, including the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the White House Historical Association, and the Mrs. Giles R. Whiting Foundation.
Before pursuing his graduate studies, Prof. Greenberg worked as a political journalist in Washington. He served as the assistant to author Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, on The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (Simon & Schuster, 1994) and went on to become Managing Editor and later Acting Editor of The New Republic magazine. As an academic, he has continued to write for a general readership as a columnist for Slate and a contributing editor to The New Republic. He has also written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, and other popular publications. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in Raritan, Daedalus, The Journal of American History, and Political Science Quarterly, among other journals. He holds a BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University (1990) and a PhD in history from Columbia University (2001). He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.Back To Top
Dr. Brad Stephan Gregory is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He has also taught at Harvard and Stanford Universities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in history from Princeton University. He has received a large number of awards for both his scholarly work and his teaching. In 1999 he published Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe, which won several awards and wide praise. In addition, he has published numerous articles and is under contract with Harvard University Press for another book, Storming Heaven: Christianity in the Reformation Era. He lectures for the Teaching Company on the history of Christianity in the Reformation Era. His future plans include a study of the transformation of Western beliefs, value, institutions, and practices between the early Reformation and the American Constitution.Back To Top
Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996).
Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese. She sits on several editorial boards, including Futures Research Quarterly, The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (USA), Resurgence and Foresight and Futures (UK).
Since becoming a full-time TV producer, Hazel has stepped down from her many board memberships, but she remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil, a Patron of the New Economics Foundation (London, UK) and a Fellow of the World Business Academy. The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), is a co-venture with Calvert Group, Inc.: the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators.
In addition, she has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She holds Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco, Soka University (Tokyo) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts (USA). She is an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), the World Future Society (USA), a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. Henderson has many awards and is listed in Who's Who, USA, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Business and Finance and Who's Who in Science and Technology. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. She is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and in 2007 was elected a Fellow to Britain's Royal Society of Arts.Back To Top
Deceased October 27, 2011. Memorials and Tributes.
Dr. James Hillman is a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute and is, among his many other achievements, creator and founder of Archetypal Psychology, a movement and school of thought that has had a profound impact, beyond Freud and Jung, on the way the discipline of psychology is regarded and practiced, and the way we view the world psychologically.
In 1959 Dr. Hillman was named Director of Studies of the Jung Institute in Zurich, where he served until 1969. Around 1960, he began what has become a highly distinguished publishing career now in its fifth decade. He returned to the U.S. in 1978, joining Drs. Louise and Donald Cowan and Robert Sardello at the University of Dallas. This was where he also began his acquaintance and work with Drs. Joanne Stroud and Gail Thomas.
In 1970 he became editor of Spring Publications, and it was then that he began the movement that would become known as "archetypal psychology," which among other things aimed to broaden the concerns of psychology beyond its focus on personal therapy to include an imagination of culture through myth, poetry, the arts, and other creative expressions of human experience—that is, to turn psychology toward the world. Through this important, extended work, he is credited with being a central figure in returning "soul" to psychology, and much of that return was accomplished here in Dallas, at the University of Dallas and at the Dallas Institute.
Dr. Hillman received a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1975 and the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic in 2001, for the creativity of his thinking. He has held distinguished lectureships at the Universities of Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and Syracuse, and his books have been translated into some twenty languages. Among his many volumes are The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (a NY Times bestseller), The Force of Character, Re-Visioning Psychology, The Dream and the Underworld, Suicide and the Soul (a landmark book that re-introduced the term "soul" into psychological discourse), A Terrible Love of War, Healing Fiction, Pan and the Nightmare, and Archetypal Psychology: Volume One of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman (published by Spring Publications in conjunction with Dallas Institute; volume 2 is at the printer, and Prof. Hillman is currently at work on volume 3).Back To Top
Benjamin Heber Johnson is Associate Professor of History and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He moved to UW-M in 2011 after teaching for nine years at Southern Methodist University, where he was also an associate director and interim director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies. A native of Houston, Texas, he received a B.A. summa cum laude at Carleton College and a Ph.D. at Yale University. He has also taught as a postdoctoral instructor at the California Institute of Technology the University of Texas at San Antonio. His primary areas of research and teaching include environmental history, North American borders, Texas history, and western history. He is author of Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans (Yale University Press, 2003) and Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (Yale University Press, 2008). His articles on environmental politics in the Progressive-era United States and international borders have been published in journals including The Journal of American History, Environmental History, Reviews in American History, and History Compass. His edited volumes include Steal this University: The Labor Movement and the Corporatization of Higher Education (Routledge, 2003), and The Making of the American West (ABC-CLIO, 2007). He co-edited Bridging National Borders in North America (Duke University Press, 2010) with Andrew Graybill, and Major Problems in the History of North American Borderlands (Cengage Learning, 2011) with Pekka Hämäläinen. Johnson is the recipient of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's Browne Award for Bordertown, the Ralph Hidy award for the best article in the journal Environmental History, and grants from the Huntington Library, Marshall/Baruch Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has peer-reviewed book manuscripts for numerous presses, including Yale, Oxford, Duke, and Texas, and article manuscripts for The Western Historical Quarterly, Environmental History, The Journal of Southern History, and The Southwestern Historical Quarterly. He has taught classes on environmental history in North America and the world, the history of natural disasters, North American borders, U.S. history, native American history, and U.S. civil rights history. Johnson is currently writing a book on American environmentalism in the early 20th century.Back To Top
Dr. Victoria Johnson is the Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan. From 2002-2005, she was a fellow in the Society of Scholars at the University of Michigan Business School and a visiting assistant professor in that school's Department of Management and Organizations, winning the award for undergraduate teaching from the BBA graduating class of 2005. She holds a BA in philosophy from Yale University and a PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Her dissertation, entitled "Founding Culture: Art, Politics, and Organization at the Paris Opera, 1669-1792," lies at the intersection of the sociology of culture, history, musicology, and organization theory.
A book version of her dissertation, entitled Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Survived the End of the Old Regime, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 2008. Victoria is also lead editor of an interdisciplinary volume on opera in France and Italy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. She has recently begun her next major research project, which concerns how the movement for environmental sustainability is changing the organizational field of botanical gardens. Her teaching interests include organizational theory, nonprofit history and management, and the arts.Back To Top
Fabrice Jotterand, PhD (Rice University), is a medical ethicist and philosopher. He is Assistant Professor in the Division of Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Ethics) and is an Academic Fellow at the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is the chairperson of the Donor Advocacy Team Committee of the University Hospital-St. Paul Hospital. The committee operates as a type of quality assurance approval body for the selection of potential living kidney donors. He has written numerous articles, reviews and book chapters in the area of neuroethics and bioethics, and has edited three books: The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn: A Pellegrino Reader ; Emerging Conceptual, Ethical and Policy Issues in Bionanotechnology and The Development of Bioethics in the United States. His teaching and scholarly interests focus on neuroethics, the philosophy of medicine and medical professionalism. He is currently working on a book that examines the ethical, legal/regulatory and social implications of the use of neurotechnologies for the prediction, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders such as psychopathy.Back To Top
Hilaire Kallendorf is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and an American Council of Learned Societies/Andrew W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow. She was awarded a Howard Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship from Brown University and, in 2006, the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Her research and teaching deal with many aspects of religious experience, especially as belief relates to literature and culture. She is the author of two books, Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2007). She has also published over a dozen articles on such topics as self-exorcism, piety and pornography, ghosts, Taíno religious ceremonies, and Christian humanism in the Renaissance.Back To Top
Judy Kelly is a highly respected independent producer/writer/director whose credits include nationally broadcast PBS documentaries, live entertainment specials, news segments, re-enactments and live satellite feeds for ABC, NBS, CBS, CNN, FOX, HBO, Discovery, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, E! Entertainment & Lifetime Networks. She regularly serves as Field Producer of segments for nationally televised programs like "Good Morning, America," "America's Most Wanted," and "Inside Edition." She also produces high school and college recruiting videos, technical/medical films, fund-raising and tribute videos.
She has won special recognition for her cultural documentaries for PBS: her program Frozen Music: The Making of a Concert Hall, about I. M. Pei's design and construction of the Meyerson Symphony Center, won an Emmy and a Matrix Award, and she was awarded a Texas Commission on the Arts grant for the production of Art Behind Bars about the art produced in American prisons, which also won a Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Film & Video Association.
Judy Kelly has produced performance specials, The Dallas Observer Music Awards, for the local ABC-affiliate, WFAA-TV, as well as Impressions of Dallas, a multi-cultural community awareness documentary for which she led a collaboration between the Dallas Independent School District, the Dallas Museum of Art (which exhibited student photos), the Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV. Her documentary on The Pegasus Project, produced for the Central Dallas Association, won Questar and Videographer Awards of Excellence. Her tribute videos for The Catholic Foundation's annual Awards banquets have won Telly, Videographer and Communicators Awards. Kelly has created "The Spirit of Ceramics" series for NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) which has been broadcast on local PBS stations in Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Indiana. For those programs, she has won Davey (Gold & Silver), Communicators, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards.
Patrick Kelly has taught and directed plays at The University of Dallas since 1967, where he served as Professor of Drama until retiring. Mr. Kelly directs professional productions across the US, concentrating lately on Shakespeare plays in Dallas, Fort Worth, California and most frequently at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the campus of University of Colorado in Boulder. He has directed three productions of The Tempest, most recently in 2006 at Boulder.
He and Judy lecture and conduct Shakespeare workshops in a variety of places, including in 2005 and 2006 Oxford, England and in the Dolomite Alps for the travel and study group, MindTreks. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in Dallas with a B.A. from Notre Dame University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SMU's Meadows School of the Arts where he was in the first class of graduate students.Back To Top
Dr. Dorothy Kosinski became the director of The Phillips Collection in April 2008, following the retirement of the previous director, Jay Gates (1998-2008). She is the former senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, and served earlier as an independent curator for the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Dr. Kosinski has written and published widely in numerous catalogues and books, as well as many art magazines. She regularly participates in scholarly lectures and has extensive teaching experience at the university level, including the University of Texas, Dallas, the University of Basel, and New York University, among others. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and her B.A. from Yale University.Back To Top
Born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1934, Jim Lehrer received an A.A. degree from Victoria College and a B.J. in 1956 from the University of Missouri before joining the Marine Corps. From 1959 to 1966, he was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and then the Dallas Times-Herald. He was also a political columnist at the Times-Herald for several years and in 1968 became the city editor. Lehrer's newspaper career led him to public television, first in Dallas, as KERA-TV's executive director of public affairs, on-air host and editor of a nightly news program. He subsequently moved to Washington, DC, to serve as the public affairs coordinator for PBS, and was also a member of PBS's Journalism Advisory Board and a fellow at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Lehrer went on to join the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) as a correspondent.
It was Lehrer's work with NPACT that led to his initial association with Robert MacNeil and, ultimately, to their long-term partnership. In 1973, they teamed up to provide NPACT's continuous live coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings, broadcast on PBS. Following that Emmy-winning collaboration, Lehrer was the solo anchor for PBS coverage of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon.
In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil launched their most ambitious undertaking, "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." The 1995-96 season marked the 20th year of their journalistic odyssey, as well as MacNeil's departure and Lehrer's stewardship of the program as "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." In 2009, the program title changed to "PBS NEWSHOUR" to reflect the program's expanded role as the hub of news and public affairs programming on PBS both online and on air.
Lehrer has been honored with numerous awards for journalism, including the 1999 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Also in 1999, Lehrer was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame with MacNeil and into The Silver Circle of the Washington, DC, Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has won two Emmys, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award, the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit and the University of Missouri School of Journalism's Medal of Honor. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jim Lehrer and his wife, Kate, have been married since 1960. They have three daughters - Amanda, Lucy and Jamie - and six grandchildren.Back To Top
Thomas K. Lindsay is the former President of Shimer College. He was the Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities until December 2008. He is also the Director of the NEH We the People initiative, which funds programs, research and other activities that explore significant events and themes in U.S. history and culture, and advance knowledge of the principles that define America. Lindsay received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research has focused largely on the relation of democracy and education. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics and the American Journal of Political Science.
Lindsay has taught at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Dallas. At the University of Dallas, he also became dean of the graduate school and director of the Institute for Philosophic Studies, and subsequently was promoted to provost. In 2005, Lindsay became provost and executive vice president of Seton Hall University.Back To Top
Weiming Lu, FAICP, Hon. AIA, is an internationally recognized urban planner and designer. Through public-private partnerships, he led the effort in transforming empty warehouses and parking lots in the historic Lowertown to a new urban village by the Mississippi, where many chose to live and work, including 500 artists. Soon the Union Depot will be restored, light rail transit, Amtrak, and high speed train to Chicago will follow. It became a national model for building livable, creative and sustainable cities.
His career took him to planning and design leadership positions in Minneapolis, Dallas, and St. Paul. In Minneapolis, he helped formulating the Constellation Cities Plan for the Twin Cities metropolitan area; and the Metro Center 85 Plan that led the rejuvenation of downtown Minneapolis. In Dallas, he led the urban design program, which helped save the Texas School Book Depository, and the rejuvenated the West End District, created the Art District, helped save Swiss Avenue, and protected the escarpment district and the flood plain.
He has lectured at many universities including Harvard, MIT, U.C./Berkley, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, Rice, Ball State, Tsinghua, Nanjing, Warsaw, Wasada, and Seoul. He was an Adjunct Professor for the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, and the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He served as advisor for the MIT East Asia Planning and Architecture Lab for a number of years. He was a Visiting Professor for Tokyo University, and the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan.
Currently, he is an advisor to the planning institutes of Beijing and Shanghai, the China National Academy of Arts, the Lower Phalen Steering Committee, the Greater Lowertown Master Plan Task Force, and the U.S./China Friendship Association on a Chinese Garden project. He and his wife have created a Shan Shui Foundation Fund in support of art and culture programs.Back To Top
Nancy Cain Marcus currently serves on the Board of Directors of Westwood Trust (NYSE), Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Trinity Trust, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and is a Life Trustee and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Ms. Marcus also served three terms as a trustee of The University of Dallas, where she was a member of the Executive Committee, and one term as a trustee of The Hockaday School. Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Ms. Marcus Commissioner on the State of Texas Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities, and she served as well on the Board of Visitors of Trinity College at Duke University and the Executive Board of Southern Methodist University Libraries; she remains a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College at Columbia University and on the Advisory Boards of the World Affairs Council and of the Dallas Women's Foundation.
In 2001, Nancy Cain Marcus received a Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation to serve as a United States Public Delegate to the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a post she held for one year beginning September 10 on the eve of the national tragedy. Dr. Marcus holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she has taught the Greek and Roman Epic portion of the University's required course on the Literary Tradition. She is a core faculty for the Dallas Institute's Teachers Academy and Principals Institute programs.Back To Top
David W. Markham, MD, MSc is from Atlanta, Georgia and attended Emory University for undergraduate and medical school. After internship and residency at the University of Virginia, he became a post-doctoral fellow in clinical and molecular cardiology at UT Southwestern and then Duke University. He is a specialist in general cardiology, heart failure, and cardiac transplantation. Dr. Markham has been involved in medical humanities programs at multiple universities, organizing conferences and symposia on literature and medicine and advocating for humanities in medical curricula. He was involved with organizing one of the first national conferences on poetry and medicine. He believes that art, literature, medicine and science are all connected in our creative human experience.Back To Top
Tom Mayo is Associate Professor at SMU's Dedman School of Law; Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School; and Of Counsel to Haynes and Boone, all in Dallas. He teaches courses in health care law, election law, torts, nonprofit organizations, and bioethics, as well as a literature course for medical students and law students together (titled, unsurprisingly, "Law, Literature & Medicine"). He currently serves on two hospital ethics committees and is co-chair of the ethics committees at Parkland Hospital and Children's Medical Center. He is a co-founder of the Dallas Legal Hospice, Texas' first pro bono legal clinic for persons with HIV disease and persons with terminal illnesses. In 2002 he received the Dallas County Medical Society's Heath Award for outstanding leadership and service to medicine and to the community of Dallas and has twice received the law school's outstanding teacher award. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center and a founding Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association. From 2005 to 2010 he served as the third director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at Southern Methodist University. He was also the editor of the Medical Humanities Series of the SMU Press and the poetry columnist for the Dallas Morning News.Back To Top
James E. McWilliams earned his Ph.D. in History at The Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He is Associate Professor of History at Texas State University--San Marcos and an Associate Fellow in the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University. His interests center on American history, with specializations in environmental, agricultural, and economic history. His books include A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Columbia University Press, 2005), Building the Bay Colony: Economy and Society in Early Massachusetts (University of Virginia Press, 2007), and American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT (Columbia University Press, May 2008). His most recent book, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong And How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009), explores the viability of achieving a sustainable global diet for a world population expected to reach 8.9 billion by 2050. In addition to writing academic books, McWilliams publishes frequently in the popular press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, and is a contributing writer at The Texas Observer. His permanent home is in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Leila Kempner, and two children.Back To Top
The 2008 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, Dr. Tiya Miles received her AB in Afro-American Studies from Harvard University, her MA in Women's Studies from Emory University, and her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. She taught at UC Berkeley before moving to the University of Michigan in 2002. Her research and creative interests include African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories and literatures; African American women's history; and the histories of women in the United States. At the University of Michigan she is Assistant Professor in the Program in American Culture, the Native American Studies Program, and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. Her book Ties That Bind; The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (2005) received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lora Romero Distinguished First Book Award. Her second book-length publication is a co-edited collection of essays titled Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country.Back To Top
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture. He has Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. He also has a B.A. in music from DePaul University, an M.A. in musicology from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in theology from the University of Windsor. He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, has recently published Writing in the Sand: The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, and will soon publish Care of the Soul in Medicine, and The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life.Back To Top
Albert Murray's contribution to African-American literature has established the value and importance of the "blues idiom" as the basis for approaching life as an African American. Born in Nokomis, Alabama, on May 12, 1916, Murray received his B.S. from Tuskegee Institute in 1939. He joined the Air Force in 1943 and retired with the rank of major in 1962. During his period in the service, Murray earned his M.A. from New York University (1948) and taught literature and composition to civilians and soldiers both in the United States and abroad.
The Omni-Americans (1970), Murray's first book, contains reviews, essays, and commentaries that engage and challenge the predominant frameworks within which matters of race and culture were then being discussed. Critiquing what he called "the folklore of white supremacy and the fake lore of black pathology," the book argues that all Americans are multicolored and that social scientific attempts to explain black life in America are fundamentally mistaken. His next book, South to a Very Old Place (1971), extends that argument with a series of memoirs, interviews, and reports that document the positive nurturing aspects of the African-American community in the South.
In 1972, Albert Murray was invited to give the Paul Anthony Brick Lectures on Ethics at the University of Missouri. These lecturers were published as The Hero and the Blues (1973). Here Murray develops his concept of literature in the blues idiom, a theory he eloquently practiced in the novel Train Whistle Guitar (1974), which won the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction. The hero of this novel received from his family and neighbors in the segregated South the cultural equipment necessary for leading a successful life-a sense of fundamental individual worth combined with community responsibility akin to the relationship between the improvising jazz soloist and the supporting band.
In 1976, Murray turned the concept of the blues idiom back on itself, writing perhaps the best book ever published on jazz aesthetics, Stomping the Blues, Murray collaborated with Count Basie on his autobiography, Good Morning, Blues (1985), and in 1991 published The Spyglass Tree, the long-awaited sequel to his first novel. A catalog essay on the paintings of Romare Bearden (Romare Bearden, Finding the Rhythm, 1991) extends Murray's concepts of improvisation, rhythm, and synthesis even to the realm of the visual arts.Back To Top
Lyle Novinski is a long time Professor at the University of Dallas, an established painter and designer. MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, further study in Philosophy and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski's interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces. Widely known as a lecturer on the nature of the Sacred in Art and Architecture, Professor Novinski now teaches courses on the History of Sacred Art at the University of Dallas, Retiring from active studio instruction he remains the professor of the large and popular History of Art and Architecture course. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work, culminating in a Retrospective Exhibition at the University of Dallas. His work graces over 60 installations in the churches of the region, including the windows at St. Rita in Dallas, and the furnishings of the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU. He served as furnishings designer and consultant on the renovation of Perkins Chapel at SMU. His essays have appeared in various Institute publications. He is currently working on several publications, a volume on his experiences as a GI in Korea, a book of his Poetry, and a History of Sacred Art.Back To Top
Mark Oppenheimer is a freelance writer, an editor, a lecturer in the English and Political Science departments of Yale University, and a teacher of creative writing at Wellesley College. He earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University in 2003, receiving the John Addison Porter Prize for Best Dissertation in the Humanities. Dr. Oppenheimer is author of three books: Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture, Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America, and, most recently, Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate. He presently writes a biweekly "Beliefs" column for The New York Times and, in addition to publishing personal essays and book reviews, writes also for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Mother Jones, Tablet, and many other publications. He is an editor of The New Haven Review, an occasional commentator on NPR, and the current coordinator of the Yale Journalism Initiative. His ongoing scholarly work is currently focused on three book projects: the dynamics of community in urban neighborhood settings, specifically his own neighborhood on West Rock Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut; a cultural study of Scientology; and a biography of English philosopher and just-war theorist G.E.M. Anscombe. Dr. Oppenheimer's New Haven household includes his wife, three daughters, dog, and two cats.Back To Top
Zsuzsanna Ozsváth is the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her work focuses on two areas: Holocaust literature and poetry translation. She has published several books, such as Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with Fred Turner), Princeton UP, 1992; (in an extended, bi-lingual edition, Foamy Sky, Budapest: Corvina, 1999); Attila József, The Iron-Blue Vault: Selected Poems (with Fred Turner), Bloodaxe, 1999, and a critical study of Miklós Radnóti's life: In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti, Indiana UP, 2000. This book has been translated into Hungarian: Orpheus nyomában: Radnóti Miklós élete és kora, Akadémiai Kiadó, 2004. In addition, she has published a large number or articles and translations in a wide variety of journals, among them, Judaism, Partisan Review, German Studies Review, The Hungarian Quarterly, Poetry, Research Studies, and in anthologies such as Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, Oryx Press, 2002; Comparative Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture, Purdue UP, 2002; The Life and Poetry of Miklós Radnóti, Columbia UP, 1999, The Holocaust in Hungary: Fifty Years Later, Columbia UP, 1997. In addition, she has been the recipient of two major literary awards: the Milán Füst Prize, in 1995 (with Fred Turner), the highest literary prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, for their renderings of Radnóti's poetry. And in 1999, their volume of Attila József translations (with Fred Turner) was invited by, and won one of the publishing prizes of, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Her newest essays are: "Foreseeing Destruction in the Work of Miklós Radnóti's work. In http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol1/1iss1/, 2009; "From Country to Country: My Search for Home." In The Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature. Bloomington: Indiana UP (2008). 177-215; and "Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Jewish Memory." The Holocaust in Hungary: Sixty Years After. Ed. R. Braham. New York: Columbia UP (2006). 337-48.Back To Top
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. In addition, she is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She shares a blog called Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week. She also blogs for politico.com/arena and Huffingtonpost.com. Her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education. As Assistant Secretary, she led the federal effort to promote the creation of voluntary state and national academic standards. From 1997 to 2004, she was a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federal testing program. She was appointed by the Clinton administration's Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. From 1995 until 2005, she held the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution and edited Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Before entering government service, she was Adjunct Professor of History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her most recent book is The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education.Back To Top
Dr. Daniel Russ is the Director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. A regular Trinity Forum Moderator, he was project director for the curriculum "Children of Prometheus: Technology and the Good Life," has written forewords for Trinity Forum Readings, served as a resource scholar for other Trinity Forum curriculum projects, and has been editor of the online Provocations journal. He was named a Senior Fellow in 2005.
At CCS he works to further its mission of facilitating Christian scholarship that will gain a hearing in the larger academy and have an impact on the church and the broader culture. From 2002-2003 he was the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts at Gordon College, where the CIVA office is housed.
Dan was Headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy, a K-12 College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas, from 1994-2002. He is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, where he served as Managing Director for five years. There he founded "Studies in Leadership," a program that affords business, professional, and civic leaders the opportunity to re-vision their leadership in light of the wisdom of the classics. Dr. Russ has contributed to a number of books on classics, biblical studies, and cultural leadership, including The Terrain of Comedy, The Epic Cosmos, Classic Texts and the Nature of Authority, Invitation to the Classics, and an essay on the Book of Job to The Tragic Abyss. Dan's book, Flesh-and-Blood Jesus: Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man, was published in 2008.
He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Evansville, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in English from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Psychology from the University of Dallas. Dan and his wife Kathy have four grown children and live in Danvers, Massachusetts.Back To Top
John Z. Sadler, M.D. is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences and the Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics at UT Southwestern. Dr. Sadler directs the Department of Clinical Science's Division of Ethics & Health Policy and the Division of Ethics in the Department of Psychiatry. Currently he serves as an International Fellow in the Institute for Philosophy, Diversity, & Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire (UK).
Dr. Sadler received his B.S. Degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1976 and his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1980. He took his internship and residency in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and was Chief Resident in Psychiatry there in 1984. Following his residency he joined the faculty at UT Southwestern and has remained there since.
Dr. Sadler has edited or co-edited three books, several special issues of professional journals, and authored a comprehensive monograph, Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis, published in 2005 and in collaboration with philosopher Jennifer Radden, The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Clinical Practice in 2009. He has published dozens of articles and chapters in the area of clinical psychiatry, psychiatric education, bioethics, and the philosophy of psychiatry. He maintains a small practice of general psychiatry and involvement with psychiatric professional organizations. Since 1985 he has served on the Parkland Memorial Hospital Institutional Ethics Committee and since 1989 has served as its Co-Chair and clinical ethics consultant to the hospital. Since 2001 Sadler has served as Chair of UT Southwestern's Institutional Review Board #3.Back To Top
Elizabeth Samet holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Yale. Since 2007, she has been a full professor of English at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she has taught in various capacities for more than fifteen years. Dr. Samet has written two books, Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776-1898 and Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. She is currently awaiting the publication of another book, No Man's Land, and is working on Crimes of Odysseus: Imagining Postwar America with the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Dr. Samet has also written articles and essays for numerous publications nationwide and has been a selected speaker at national and international conferences for more than ten years.
Cheryl Sanders-Sardello is co-founder and co-director of the School of Spiritual Psychology and co-editor of Goldenstone Press. She is the administrative director of the School. She focuses teaching and writing on the spiritual psychology of embodiment and sensing, the spiritual psychology of aging, and our spiritual connection with those who have died and the implications of those practices for the health of the social world. She has contributed chapters to numerous books, including Silence and Love and the Soul. She is an independent teacher and scholar and has taught all over the U.S, Canada, and the U.K., as well as the Philippines and Australia.Back To Top
One of the six founding Fellows of the Dallas Institute, Robert Sardello is co-founder and co-director of The School of Spiritual Psychology, which began in 1992, and co-editor of Goldenstone Press. He has written Money and the Soul of the World (with Randolf Severson), Facing the World with Soul, Love and the Soul (re-issued as Love and the World), Freeing the Soul from Fear, The Power of Soul: Living the Twelve Virtues, Silence, and A Few Steps on the Stone Path: Working with Crystals and Minerals as Spiritual Practice (in press). His main emphasis has been to develop theoretical and practical approaches to perceiving and being in right relation with the Soul of the World, showing that humans are pulled from the time stream from the future rather than pushed from the past, and developing the interior consciousness of the heart. He is an independent teacher and scholar.Back To Top
Diana Senechal holds a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures from Yale University, with a dissertation on Nikolai Gogol. Her translations of the Lithuanian poetry of Tomas Venclova have been published in two books: Winter Dialogue (1997) and The Junction (2008). Her next book, Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture , will be published in January 2012 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. A former New York City public school teacher, Dr. Senechal has written for American Educator, American Educational History Journal, Education Week, Educational Leadership, and numerous blogs. Her future projects include a study of the worship of change in American culture; an exploration of the teaching of Sophocles' Antigone from coast to coast; and an analysis of Gogol's stories for a general audience. In addition to writing and teaching, Dr. Senechal enjoys reading in various languages, playing cello, tackling unfamiliar subjects, rereading favorite literature, and memorizing poetry. She is currently a curriculum advisor at Columbia Secondary School in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn.Back To Top
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is currently Core Faculty member in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has taught for forty years at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. From 1984-87 he taught teachers the classics of literature in The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Summer Program for Teachers. He also taught for six years at The Fairhope Institute of Humanities and Culture's Summer Program for high school teachers under the direction of Dr. Larry Allums, current director of The Dallas Institute. He is the author or coeditor of twelve books, among them: The Idiot: Dostoevsky's Fantastic Prince (1984); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (2000); and Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (2003). With Lionel Corbett, he coedited Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (2001) and Psychology at the Threshold (2002); with Glen Slater, he coedited Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture (2008). He has composed three volumes of poetry: Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems (2001); Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems (2004); and Twisted Sky: Selected Poems (2007). He offers workshops on Joseph Campbell and personal mythology to Jungian groups and organizations in the United States. He is writing a book titled Riting One's Personal Myth: Joseph Campbell and the Journaling Psyche.Back To Top
Carolyn Smith-Morris is a medical anthropologist who has worked with the Wiradjuri Aborigines of New South Wales, the Pima Indians of Southern Arizona, and among Mexicans and Mexican migrants to the U.S. Her work addresses chronic disease and the health impacts of culture change on native and developing communities.
Her first monograph on diabetes among the Pima has been recognized as "penetrating examination of a disease that afflicts... indiscriminately" and has been adopted in many undergraduate courses for its demonstration of the "role of ethnography in addressing significant world problems". She has published over a dozen other articles on chronic disease, research ethics, and end-of-life care. She is under review for tenure at Southern Methodist University this Spring.
Dr. Smith-Morris was recently named the 2008-2009 Teaching Fellow for the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. She also collaborates with the Baylor Health Care Systems Office of Health Equity, which is a new partnership between SMU and Baylor for improving the health and health care of Dallas' under-served citizens. She was a member of the Mayor's Health Task Force during Mayor Miller's tenure, and has also served in the community of scholars for Dallas' Foundation for Community Empowerment.Back To Top
Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught since 1971. He received his A.B. degree from Williams College, magna cum laude and with highest honors in English. He did graduate work at Harvard, where he held Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fellowships and received an A.M. and a Ph.D.
Dr. Spiegelman is the author of two books about the English Romantic poets: Wordsworth's Heroes (1985) and Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art (1995). He has also written The Didactic Muse: Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry (1989) and dozens of scholarly articles on English and American poetry. Most recently, he has edited the selected letters of American poet Amy Clampitt in a volume entitled Love, Amy (2005) and published How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry (2005). He is a regular contributor to the "Leisure & Arts" page of The Wall Street Journal and since 1984 has been the editor-in chief of The Southwest Review, the country's fourth oldest, continuously published literary quarterly.
Professor Spiegelman has won three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as major grants from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations.
He has been twice named an "Outstanding Professor" at SMU, and all of his books have been named "best faculty publication" by the university. He is also the recipient of the Perrine Prize of Phi Beta Kappa for distinguished intellectual achievement.Back To Top
Dr. Joanne Stroud is a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute, Director of Institute Publications, and Editor of the Gaston Bachelard Translation Series, which consists of seven works on elemental imagination written by the 20th century philosopher of science and which Joanne is on the verge of completing after two decades. The 2002 Bachelard Symposium she chaired in Dallas, "Matter, Dream, and Thought," attracted international attention. She received her M.A. and Ph.D in Psychology and Literature from the University of Dallas and lectures in Dallas, New York City, and Connecticut. She has taught literature and psychology and is author of The Bonding of Will and Desire, the four-volume series Choose Your Element, and Time Doesn't Tick Anymore.Back To Top
In 1979, Dr. David Sweet joined the University of Dallas as an assistant professor of classics. He was appointed dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts in 2001 and serves as the director for the Institute of Philosophic Studies and the director of the Graduate Program in Humanities. Prior to joining the University, he held faculty positions at University of California, Berkeley and Ohio State University. Dr. Sweet earned his Ph.D. in classics and a master's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. His bachelor's degree is in English from Harvard College.
Today, in addition to overseeing academics and admissions for the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Dr. Sweet focuses on his teaching and research interests which include Greek epic and tragedy, Herodotus, Plato, Latin Poetry (Catullus, Vergil, Horace, and Juvenal), and Cicero.Back To Top
Dr. Gail Thomas is a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute and creator of its Center for the City. She served as the Institute's Founding Director for seventeen years and has throughout her career been a strong advocate for the active presence of the humanities in the life of the city. Dr. Thomas has taught at The Dallas Institute, Schumacher College in the United Kingdom, and The University of Dallas, where she directed the Center for Civic Leadership. She was instrumental in the creation of Pegasus Plaza in downtown Dallas and also led the successful effort to recreate the Flying Red Horse landmark sign in downtown Dallas. A recipient of the Kessler Award, she currently serves as President and Executive Officer of the Trinity Trust Foundation, whose mission is to raise private funds to implement the "Balanced Vision Plan" for the Trinity River Corridor and coordinates with the City of Dallas and the Trinity Commons Foundation in the effort to build public support, secure public funding and build the project.Back To Top
Dr. Frederick Turner is an internationally known poet, lecturer, and scholar, and Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. His interests include the philosophy of time, evolution, and self-organizing complex systems in game theory and economics. His enduring literary obsession is Shakespeare and he practices Shotokan karate. He has two sons, and lives in Dallas with his wife and two dogs.Back To Top
Professor of Art, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Southern Methodist University
Color transforms the assertion of a formal plan. While geometric arrangement determines the field in my painting, it does not control color, and it is not at war with color. Color takes on what Derrida called the "second navigation" of the work (The Truth in Painting, 1987). In each of these paintings, the geometric pattern builds the painting, and color completes it by transforming it. I am a landscape painter, and I work out, in these paintings, the identity of landscapes, plants, and certain spaces.
I grew up in the Pecos valley, in Southern New Mexico. The land outside the valleys is desert land, of subtle and nuanced color, its variation great, its values pale, its shadows intense and chromatic. The painted, wooden Santos bore saturated, matte-finished coats of paint, and the Immaculate Conception statue in the local church had a blue neon halo. The rocks my father used to build our house held grays worthy of Whistler. In the valleys, the wind more often than not tossed the leaves of the willows, apple trees, pecans, and lilacs about in the air so that all the complex greens were dulled and robbed of their glossy surfaces. The weather announced itself days ahead of time by minute changes in the sky. Gardens of hollyhocks, daisies, and old asparagus grew quickly and made dense patterns. That landscape taught me what to look for.
BFA, MA, University of New Mexico
Still Life with Dictator, 2008, oil on gessoboard, 30" x 30"
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Jerome Weeks is the Art & Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper's theater critic for ten years before that. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men's Vogue magazines. Mr. Weeks was an entertainment reporter for the Houston Post and an associate editor for Third Coast magazine. He has won five Katie Awards from the Dallas Press Club, a graduate journalism fellowship from Columbia University and a Knight Digital Media Fellowship to the University of California-Berkeley. He has appeared on Studio 360, C-SPAN's Booknotes and the PBS documentary Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater. Mr. Weeks is a member of both the National Book Critics Circle and the American Theatre Critics Association, and was recently named a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.Back To Top