Nicholas Taylor is an associate professor of English and comparative literature in the College of Humanities and the Arts. He holds a master’s of fine arts from the University of Virginia. He is the author of four novels including Father Junipero’s Confessor. He is also the director of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, the only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to Steinbeck’s life and work.
Michael Kimbarow is the chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. He holds a doctoral degree in communicative disorders from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a speech-language pathologist with more than three decades of clinical experience with adults demonstrating speech and language disorders secondary to neurological disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Eugene Cordero is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. He is the founder and director of the Green Ninja Project, an educational initiative that supports teachers and their students with digital media and curricula designed around climate science and solutions. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on understanding the processes responsible for long-term changes in climate through the use of observations and atmospheric models.