GEORGE ALLAN is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Dickinson College.
After receiving a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale, he was a member of the Dickinson College faculty from 1963 to 1996, and was academic dean from 1974 to
1995. He typically taught courses in ethics, social philosophy, American philosophy, and metaphysics. He used to participate regularly in an interdisciplinary humanities general education program, and more recently has taught
Freshman Seminars on ethical dilemmas. He is a former president of the Association for Process Philosophy of Education and editor of its journal, Process
Papers. Allan has published three books exploring the ontological foundations
for social value, and two books on philosophical and educational issues regarding the liberal arts: Rethinking College Education, 1997, and Higher Education
in the Making: Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon, 2004. He has published numerous articles in metaphysics, social philosophy, philosophy of history, education, and philosophy of education, usually from a process or pragmatic perspective.
JOHN B. BENNETT is Provost Emeritus at Quinnipiac University in Hamden,
Connecticut. His scholarly interests include issues in academic ethics, administration and leadership, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion.
Although now retired, he taught a variety of courses over the years on introductory philosophy, ancient and modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, applied ethics and ethical theory, and world religions. He has written extensively
on a collegial ethic that emphasizes the centrality to education of practicing
hospitality. This concern is reflected in his recent books Collegial Professionalism: The Academy, Individualism, and the Common Good, 1998, and Academic
Life: Hospitality, Ethics, and Spirituality, 2003. Bennett’s career encompassed
work at four other institutions of higher education. He has published numerous
essays and four other books.
CHRISTELLE ESTRADA is Director of Professional Development Services in the Salt Lake City School District, working with teams of colleagues across district departments to create the conditions for site-specific, practice-based learning experiences in response to adult learning needs. Estrada has been a member of the National School Reform Faculty since 1995 and has been involved in the design and co-facilitation of institutes and seminars on professional learning communities and facilitative leadership throughout the country. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Religion from Claremont Graduate University. After receiving her doctorate, Estrada co-founded a school-within-a school at Pasadena High School, The Center for Independent Studies, for students throughout the district who had not been successful on regular urban high school campuses. She is currently the President of the Utah Staff Development Council and teaches a Secondary Methods course at the University of Utah.