Robert Costanza, Ph.D.
Robert Costanza is a Chair of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. Costanza is cofounder and former president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He has authored or coauthored over 350 scientific papers and reports on his work have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Economist, The New York Times, Science, Nature, National Geographic, and National Public Radio.
Ida Kubiszewski, Ph.D.
Ida Kubiszewski is a senior lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. She is a co-founder and former-managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth. She has worked on dozens of internet projects primarily related to science communications including establishing a suite of online courses and creating energy related information systems.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.
David W. Orr, Ph.D.
Dr. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is also a James Marsh, Professor at large at the University of Vermont. He pioneered work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He raised funds for and spearheaded the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, a building described by The New York Times as “the most remarkable” of a new generation of college buildings and by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of thirty “milestone buildings” of the 20th century.
John Todd, Ph.D.
Dr. Todd is an internationally-recognized biologist and a visionary leader in the field of ecological design who was named a “Hero of the Earth” by Time Magazine in 1999 and one of the 20th Century’s top thirty-five inventors by the Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation. He holds four patents and is the inventor of Living Machines, or ecological engines, for the treatment of wastes, production of foods, generation of fuels and the restoration of damaged aquatic environments.
Colleen is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. With an academic background in International Affairs and Political Science, Colleen’s research revolves around post-conflict reconciliation and restorative justice. Her experiences span the legal, education, social enterprise and government sectors, giving her a diverse range of skills that she has lent to several projects both at home and abroad. These include multiple trips to Northern Ireland, where she has studied, worked in community relations and taught university students in the field of social conflict.
Jack Fairweather is a former Middle East correspondent who spent four years as the Daily Telegraph’s Baghdad and Gulf correspondent. He was an embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion, and won the British equivalent of the Pulitzer prize for his reporting on Iraq’s civil war. Most recently Jack has been the Washington Post Global’s Islamic world correspondent, where he has created Islam’s Advance, a multi-media Post webpage that’s viewed by 80,000 viewers a month. Jack is also a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones and the Atlantic Monthly.
Christina Asquith joined Solutions in 2009 as one of the founding editors. She has been an investigative reporter, war reporter, and narrative nonfiction author; working both as a staff writer and freelancer for The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her articles have been read by millions of viewers, and she has reported from Afghanistan, Jordan, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, and South America.
Christina is also author of two books, including the critically acclaimed Sisters in War, (2009 Random House) which followed the lives of four women living in Iraq during the U.S. invasion and the civil war. Christina has appeared as an expert on global women's rights on ABC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, as well as at The U.S. State Department, Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, and many others. In 2011, she hosted the 2011 Women's Voices Now Film Festival in Los Angeles. She has also been a communications consultant on global maternal health for the Harvard School of Public Health. Christina holds a BA from Boston University and an MA from the London School of Economics.
Naomi is currently completing her M.Sc. in Science Communication at Imperial College. Formerly a Project Associate at the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health, in the Water & Ecosystems program working in economics and land degradation, she also worked in hydrometric monitoring and water chemistry research for the Government of Canada. Naomi was Managing Editor for the Water Quality Journal of Canada, and is a long-time freelance editor, writer, blogger and communicator with a research background in water, land, environment, and policies. Naomi holds a H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.
Dana Rawls has almost 20 years of previous media and communications experience. She has worked in the United States, Iraq, and is now a staff member at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgetown University, Dana is constantly exploring ways to combine her two passions, media and international development, and is currently writing about the many ways that Information and Communication Technologies can be used to spur economic and social development on a global scale.
History Section Editor
Frank Zelko is a professor of environmental history at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the history of environmental movements. He has published work on environmental activism in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia, and is the author of Make it a Green Peace: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Book Review and Envisioning Editor
Bruce Cooperstein is Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has taught since 1975. He was a Pew National Scholar for Carnegie Fellows from 1999-2000 and was Provost of College Eight (one of the ten resident Colleges at UCSC) from 1984-1990. In addition to his mathematical specialties in group theory and incidence geometry, he is interested in the interaction of education, politics, economics, and ecology. He has written numerous op-ed pieces on these and other topics as well as articles on economic conversion and the economic foundations of peace.
Kelley Dodd is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Long after attending the University of Texas, Austin and the Massachusetts College of Art, she recently returned to graduate school to earn a Masters in Writing/Publishing from Portland State University. She contributed the cover design for the book Rethinking Paper and Ink, which was awarded "Best Use of Environmental Materials and Processes" at the 2010 PubWest Design Awards.
Hana Layson is a freelance editor and writer, specializing in educational and scholarly publishing. She works part-time at the Newberry Library, where she produces historical document collections for classroom use. Hana also teaches U.S. history and literature courses in Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies and the Illinois Humanities Council’s Odyssey Project, a liberal arts program for low-income adults. She earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Chicago.
Maria Hetman is a freelance editor, writer, and researcher who strives for her work to focus on the environment and sustainability. Born and raised in Chicago, Maria is now based in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she has lived on and off since 2009. She also currently works in project development, writing, and editing with an international investigative journalism center in Sarajevo, and writes a weekly column on the environment and sustainable living for a Bosnian newspaper. Maria is a permaculture enthusiast, and received a permaculture design certificate in 2012. She is always on the lookout for ways to put that passion to good use and to spread the concept of permaculture and the integrated solutions it offers.
Barbara Elizabeth Stewart
Barbara Stewart is a journalist, editor, and college teacher of writing and media studies. She has worked as a reporter for newspapers in Florida and New York, has written articles for the Guardian, The New York Times, and the Telegraph. She has taught in the City University of New York system, at Steven Institute of Technology. She is currently teaching media studies at Sherubtse College in Tashigang, which is part of the Royal Institute of Bhutan.