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Thomas Ackerman

Director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington

Dr. Thomas Ackerman is Director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He previously served as the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. He is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Ackerman has extensive and distinguished experience in climate research, and has authored or co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles on a wide range of climate-related topics. View Full Biography
Michael Behrens

Associate Professor of Biology and marine ecologist

Michael Behrens - Associate Professor of Biology and marine ecologist View Full Biography
Charles Bergman

Professor of English and Environmental Studies

Charles Bergman - Professor of English and Environmental Studies View Full Biography
Susan Palo Cherwien

Musician, poet and hymn writer

Susan Palo Cherwien is an international leader in creating lyrics suffused with the imagery of the earth, its diverse creatures, and seasons. A musician, poet, and hymn writer, her many texts appear in collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe. With an undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University, she also holds the Abschlussprüfung in voice from the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and a Master of Liberal Studies from Mundelein College. She is the author of two recently published works, O Blessed Spring: Hymn Texts of Susan Palo Cherwien and Come, Beloved of the Maker (Augsburg Fortress). View Full Biography
Jim Martin-Schramm

Professor of Religion at Luther College

James Martin-Schramm is Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where his research and teaching focus on ethics, energy, and climate change; ethics and technology; and Christian ethics. Dr. Martin-Schramm holds the Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York and is an alumnus of Pacific Lutheran University. Among his many works, he is the co-author of Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis, 2012), and has authored Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress, 2010) and The Power to Change: U.S. Energy Policy and Global Warming (PCUSA, 2007). He is an active leader in the North American consortium, Lutherans Restoring Creation. View Full Biography
Marit Trelstad

Professor of Constructive and Lutheran Theology

Marit Trelstad is Professor of Constructive and Lutheran Theology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. View Full Biography