William H. Newell is Professor ofInterdisciplinary Studies Miami University (PhD, University of Pennsylvania)where he has been directing the two-semester 10-credit senior project workshopsince 1995. He has edited two books, including the foundationalInterdisciplinarity Essays from theLiterature, and two special issues of journals. He has published over 30articles and chapters on interdisciplinary studies, with seminal contributionsto the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity recognized in his receipt ofthe Kenneth E. Boulding Award. Newell has served as consultant or externalevaluator on interdisciplinary higher education over 100 times. The foundingpresident of the Association for Integrative Studies in 1979, he has servedsince 1983 first as its Secretary-Treasurer and then as Executive Director.
Rick Szostak is Professor of Economics (and Acting Director of the Science Technology and Society program) at the University of Alberta, where he has taught since gaining his PhD from Northwestern University in 1985.ï¿½ He is the author of 9 books and 30 articles, all interdisciplinary in nature.ï¿½ Many of these publications address how to best perform interdisciplinary research, teaching, or administration.ï¿½ He created and teaches two courses about how to do interdisciplinary research.ï¿½ He also teaches courses on economic growth, economic history, and STS.ï¿½ During a term as Associate Dean, he created the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (which administers eight programs and stand-alone courses about interdisciplinarity), the STS program, and an Individualized Major.ï¿½ He has served on the Board of the Association for Integrative Studies for several years.
Allen F. Repko, PhD, is the former director of the interdisciplinary studies program in the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington where he developed and taught the program's core curï¿½riculum for many years. The program is one of the largest in the United States. Repko has written extensively on all aspects of interdisciplinary studies, has twice served as coeditor of the interdisciplinary journal Issues in Integrative Studies, and has served on the board of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). Though recently "retired", he continues to write and speak at AIS conventions where he conducts annual workshops on interdisciplinary program development and assessment. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .