Contributors

Paul M. Ajuwon is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education, College of Education, Missouri State University.
Email: PaulAjuwon@MissouriState.edu

Brian D. Barrett is an assistant professor in the Foundations & Social Advocacy department at the State University of New York College at Cortland and also serves as the graduate follow-up coordinator with Cortland's Urban Recruitment of Educators program.
Email: Brian.Barrett@cortland.edu

Piotr (Peter) Bobkowski is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Alberta, and an MA in Mass Communication Studies from the University of Houston. He is a former high school teacher and journalism adviser.
Email: bobkowski@unc.edu

Brenda K. Bradshaw is a former assistant professor in the College of Education, Missouri State University.

Fred E. Fitch, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Kean University, Union, New Jersey.  He currently serves as the Basic Course Director for the Department of Communication supervising and training instructors for some 40 sections per semester of the introductory communication course. He received his PhD in Communication from the University of Kentucky, a Masters in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Masters in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Fitch has published and presented a variety of articles in the areas of instructional and intercultural communication. A member of the NationalCommunication Association, he has taught and lectured in Spain, Colombia, and Mexico.
Email: ffitch@gmail.com

Julie A. Fitzgerald, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.  Julie Fitzgerald received her B.S., M.A. and PhD in Nursing from New York University.  She has many years of experience in Maternal Child Nursing.
Email: jufitzge@kean.edu

Maureen V. Himchak, Ph.D, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Kean University. She teaches Graduate and Undergraduate Research and Undergraduate Human Behavior, and Practice.  Dr. Himchak has obtained her degrees from Fordham University.  She has her Ph.D in Social Work, specializing in Gerontology, a Masters Degree in Social Work in Individual and Family Counseling, and a Masters of Science Degree in Religious Studies. Dr. Himchak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker in the State of NJ. Dr Himchak has presented at National and State Social Work Conferences. She has presented at the Audem International CSWE conference in Poland and the CASID and CIDA conference in Toronto Canada on Eco-feminine Spirituality: The environment and its impact on women and children. Among her publications Dr. Himchak has published several articles on various topics:  “Eco- feminism” in the BPD update and in the Women Studies Journal at Kean University. “Social Justice and the Catholic Churches Teachings” in the Journal for Social Work and Christianity. “Contributing Factors Which Influence the Elderly in their Attitudes Toward Euthanasia in the Journal of Religious Gerontology.  Dr. Himchak is the co-author to an article entitled Environmental issues that effect service utilization of elder abuse victims in community. Journal of Social Work Gerontology.   This article also appears as a chapter in the book entitled, Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence.
Email: mhimchak@kean.edu

Julia Kellman, is Professor Emerita of Art Education in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a former Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She facilitates a weekly art class for people with HIV/AIDS at a local hospital. Her research focus is on the use of art in personal and social healing and the place of personal narrative in those processes.
Email: jkellman@uiuc.edu

Estelle Pisani, is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Nursing at Kean University, Union, New Jersey where she teaches research and leadership. Her research interests encompass older adult sexuality, spirituality in leadership, older adult HIV/AIDS, and transcultural care of older adults. She earned a Doctorate in Nursing Science from Columbia University, a Master of Arts from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse and Nursing Administrator.
Email: episani@kean.edu