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 email@example.com .
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.
Michelle Buchberger, PhD, is Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Franklin University. She proposed and developed the B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies program, which is taught in both traditional and online formats. A fairly recent convert to interdisciplinarity, she has worked as co-coordinator (with Pauline Gagnon) of the Alpha Iota Sigma (AIS) international honors society for interdisciplinary studies and has presented and written on topics including teaching interdisciplinary studies online, working with non-traditional students, and creative thinking in interdisciplinary studies. She teaches several courses about interdisciplinarity, including electronic portfolios, theories and methods of interdisciplinary studies, creative thinking, and the interdisciplinary studies capstone course. She also teaches English literature. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .