I am presently writing about Melville’s influence on American art. I was trained in Shakespeare and medieval studies at the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1970) and have taught at both the university and independent school level. I directed the first undergraduate foreign study program from the University of Florida, Florida Abroad at Utrecht, and set up the New Cultural Experiences Program for Carroll College. My interests in interdisciplinary and foreign study were formed as an undergraduate at Earlham College.
Eric Daryl Meyer grew up in the mountains of Colorado. As a theologian with strong interests in the land, wild places, and ecological degradation, his research focuses on all the ways that the Christian theological tradition draws boundaries between human beings and nonhuman animals. He earned a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University in 2014 and taught at Fordham and Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) before coming to Carroll. At Carroll, he will offer a range of courses, from “Ecological Theology” to “Healthcare Ethics” to “Animality and Humanity in the Catholic Tradition.” Outside of the academic world, he has worked in wilderness education, environmental advocacy, and outdoor recreation for over a decade—including a few years in Montana as a member of a ski patrol and a wildland fire crew.
…DPhil Information Science, University of Pretoria (South Africa), 2016
MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006
BA History and Women’s Studies, Carroll College, 2003…
Librarian, historian, writer.
Jan Susina is a professor of English at Illinois State University where he specializes in courses on children’s and adolescent literature, Victorian studies, and visual narratives. His book, The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s Literature (Routledge 2009, 2011), examines how the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland significantly changed not only literature for children but book publishing as well. Interviews with Susina about children’s and adolescent literature and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in particular have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Huffington Post, Newsweek, and USA Today. Susina has taught at Illinois State University, Kansas State University, Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Indiana University-Bloomington.
Melanie is a musicologist with research and teaching interests in gender, sexuality and eroticism in music, and music of early modern Italy. Since joining University College Cork in 2005, Melanie has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Music Department and on interdisciplinary programs within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. From 2011-2014, Melanie held a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship to conduct research into music and eroticism in early modern Rome. During the fellowship, Melanie spent six months as a Visiting Scholar at UCLA Department of Musicology and eighteen months as a Visiting Scholar at NYU Department of Music. Melanie is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity at the University of Huddersfield.
Terrilynn Cantlon is a scholar, educator, writer, and public speaker with diverse interests in literature, education, social justice, and civic leadership. Presently, she is a Writer in Residence at Liminal in Oakland where she is teaching feminists and womanist writers the art of breaking silence(s). She graduated in 2015 as the City College 2015 Phoenix Award winner for her work in the LGBT(QQIA) Communities. Terrilynn graduated in 2013 with an MA in English literature at Mills College, focusing on medieval literature and transgender inclusion. The 2013 Kay Gilliland Fellow, she worked as a Master Tutor at the Center for Academic Excellence, where she instructed high-achieving students and peer tutors in academic excellence, effective essay writing and CRLA peer-tutoring. She added an LGBT Studies credential to her achievements in 2015 from City College of San Francisco. Terrilynn graduated in 2011 from Mills College with a BA in English with departmental honors, and was awarded the Helen Carroll award for her transformative leadership work on LGBT inclusion on campus. Terrilynn is also a 2010 graduate from the Institute for Civic Leadership and Social Justice program, where she was named a Dr. Laura Nathan Woman of Distinction for her independent study project “Transformation: A Community Writing Salon” designed for transgender, gender variant, and genderqueer inclusion. She is a National Society for Collegiate Scholars member, and was Vice President for the Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence program. She is a Mills College Dean’s Scholar and Osher Scholar.