MemberLynn Caldwell

Lynn Caldwell has been on faculty with St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, Canada, since 2009, and in the fulltime position of Professor of Church and Society since 2015.  She graduated from St. Andrew’s College with an MDiv in 1995, which served as preparation for further study and work in anti-racist and anti-oppressive education including graduate studies and teaching in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education.  Her work broadly focuses on race, nostalgia and settler colonialism, particularly in contexts framed as social justice education.

MemberDavid Orta

My areas of interest include anti-Latinx discrimination in education, Latina/o social and personal identities, and institutional inequality across race, class, gender, and migration status. I approach my teaching from a feminist and anti-racist social justice perspectives. As a comprehensive advocate of inclusion and social equality, I am passionate about mentorship and service. 

MemberGreg Soden

I am an educator with experiences from kindergarten through college-aged students. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2007, I worked as a camp counselor on the North Shore of Oahu before pursuing social studies and language arts teaching positions in northern Mexico and greater London, England.

Following these teaching appointments, I pursued a masters degree in education at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada. There, I studied critical pedagogy, curriculum and instructional theory, and focused my research efforts on the transition experiences of immigrant students in the United Kingdom. These professional and academic experiences helped form my identity as an advocate of social justice and equity.

For two years, I taught part-time in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. My teaching emphases are social studies pedagogy, democratic education, cultural studies, and multicultural and diversity education for schools and society. My academic publications appear currently appear in the Journal of Social Studies Research, Social Studies Research and Practice, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

From 2013-2018, I was a language arts and religious studies teacher in the Columbia Public School District in Columbia, Missouri. Since 2017, I have been a teacher and teaching assistant trainer for the University of Missouri College of Education’s Mizzou K-12 program.

I am the creator and host of The Classical Ideas Podcast, a show about religion, philosophy, and culture.

MemberJulian Yaqub

I am a Muslim Anarchist: earth-universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother’s tears my heart; the qur’an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.

MemberChey Davis

I am a returning student in Social Work (MSW). I am working to transition out of being an Associate Professor of English at Delta College where I teach marginalizations  and social problems through the lens of language and power and the power of language. My newest research interests are data visualizations for the benefit of improving Mental Health outcomes for marginalized people, narrative life histories as therapeutic intervention, social work education and social justice work, and adventure, experience and outdoor therapy modalities. As such, I am doing everything I can to become more adept at navigating and impacting digital spaces.

MemberAmbereen Dadabhoy

Ambereen Dadabhoy completed her Ph.D. in English literature from Claremont Graduate University in 2008. She has taught at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and Harvey Mudd College in California. What both of those experiences share are intellectually curious students, stimulating environments, and challenging courses. Ambereen’s teaching and research focus on early modern English literature, specifically drama and the representation of race and religion on the English stage. She also is passionately committed to social justice work inside and outside of the classroom and higher education.

MemberAnna Newman

I am a librarian who is passionate about open knowledge and public humanities. Currently I’m a Librarian for Digital Academic Strategies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I previously worked as the Open Access Specialist at Boston University and received my M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. In my career as a librarian, I have advocated for open access to information, educated others about open access practices, and coordinated programming to promote the use of open educational resources. I am also active in a number of public humanities projects that promote community building, self-reflection, and social justice. I am a member of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program 2018-19 cohort.

MemberTerrilynn Cantlon, MA

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.