Back to School!

Since school is back in session, maybe it’s time to get to know a few of our professors!

Robert Bullard is the Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He’s also called the “father of environmental justice” and is the author of 15 books.

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of “Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage” and is currently completing a book about the women whose lives were changed by Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.”

Steve Brodner teaches narrative art at the School of Visual Arts. He is also a satirical illustrator and journalist whose work has been featured in virtually every recognized magazine or newspaper, including The New Yorker, Esquire, The Progressive, the Village Voice and others.

Susan Douglas is the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Michigan and Chair of the Department. She is also the author of “The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Undermines Women.” Her new book, “Enlightened Sexism” will be released March 1, 2010.

Tim Riley is currently the Journalist-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston, where he uses his multi-media skills to explore the continuing free speech debate as it expands from cultural controversies. Riley is the NPR rock critic, as well as the author of numerous books, including “Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary,” which was hailed by The New York Times for bringing “new insight to the act we’ve known for all these years.”

Sure, these aren’t ALL of our speakers who work as professors. But it gives you a taste of our speakers and their diverse interests. Looking to bring in a speaker for your college? Click here.