Notes on Contributors
David Allen, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University, specializes in public law and research methods. His most recent publications are forthcoming in the Social Science Journal: "Political Economy and the Adoption of Policies Governing Everyday Life in the American States," and "Class, Race, and Toxic Releases in American Counties, 1995." His previous work has focused on small group behavior on state supreme courts and the activities of women state supreme court justices. His poetry was featured in Janus Head, 1.2 and 2.1.
Ed Block is Professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He has published essays, reviews, poems, and interviews in such periodicals as Image, CrossCurrents, Mars Hill Review, and America.
Claire Cowan-Barbetti is coeditor, and poetry and fiction editor, for Janus Head. She has also published in Moria. When she isn’t busy copy editing, reading or writing poetry and criticism, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Frank Edler teaches philosophy at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha and has written articles on Heidegger and politics for Research in Phenomenology and Social Research among others. He has taught at The New School for Social Research, New York University, and Adelphi University and is currently writing a book on Heidegger and radical classical philology in the 30s. He resides in Lincoln, NE, with the poet Mary K. Stillwell and their two children Wil and Anna.
James Hoggard is the McMurtry Distinguished Professor of English at Midwestern State University. His most recent books are Riding the Wind & Other Tales and Alone Against the Sea: Translations of Poems from Cuba by Paul Mesa. A new edition of his novel, Trotter Ross is forthcoming, as well as a collection of his poetry entitled, Medea in Taos. His works have appeared in Manoa, Southwest Review, Partisan Review, Ohio Review, Translation Review, and numerous others. His poetry was featured in Janus Head, 1.3.
Wayne Hunt was born on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron. He is a Professor of Political Science at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. He completed his Master's degree at the London School of Economics and his doctorate at the University of Toronto. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economic's Centre for International Studies.
Peter Junker, former poetry editor of The Iowa Review, now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His writings have appeared in The Iowa Review, Inland Architect, Progress, and Seekers. His poems appeared in Janus Head, 1:3. He has work forthcoming in the Mars Hill Review.
Suzann Kole-Berlingieri holds a doctorate in Narrative Studies and Clinical Psychology. Her particular academic and clinical orientation is aligned with the Depth Psychologies and Phenomenological Studies. Clinically, she has worked extensively with thought-dis/ordered patients, thereby developing great respect for linguistic and expressive "difference." Additionally, she was a recent participant in a three-year FIPSE grant designed to examine and evaluate the unique pedagogy of "virtual" classroom situations. Hence, another focus of hers has involved researching and writing about "The Psychology of Virtual Academe." She is an assistant professor at the New School for Social Research (NYC), and Goddard College (VT).
Frank Lehner is President of Lehner Consulting, an Internet and On-demand consulting concern. Currently, his is serving as a publishing consultant to the Xerox Corporation for an intrepreneurial start, Book In Time. Mr. Lehner, who also is an award-winning book designer, has been instrumental in developing partnerships with corporations, organizations, and institutions to make on-demand publishing a growing and important addition to the educational process. Mr. Lehner has worked in non-profit, business, and academic organizations. He has been involved with materials development and publishing for nearly twenty years. He is adjunct associate professor for Duquesne University, teaching business-related curriculum.
Doug Mann is a professor at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. His interests center around political, social and cultural theory, along with Continental thought. He has published over twenty articles in a variety of philosophical journals and general reviews.
Julio Mateo’s recent exhibitions in New York City include A Cappella, a solo show at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and group shows at the United Nations (NYC) the Brooklyn Museum, P.S. 1 Museum and the Bronx Museum, as well as at various galleries and alternative spaces. His work deals with the ability of abstract art to express complex, resonant meaning through the use of simple, abstract gestures and signs. His works are represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Chase Manhattan Bank and the New York Public Library, Spencer Collection. His paintings, drawings, and printmaking may be seen on his website (www.Mateo.net). as well as at several virtual galleries, including Pegasus Art Gallery (www.vanderberg.com) and James Baird Gallery (www.jamesbaird.com).
R. Flowers Rivera is a native of Mississippi. She is presently pursuing a doctorate in English at Binghamton University (SUNY) as a Clark fellow. Her short story, "Iron Bars," won the 1999 Peregrine Prize. Her work has been published in Anteup, Artemis, The Brownstone Review, The Cold Mountain Review, Evergreen Chronicles, and Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, among others. More of her poetry can be read at her website (www.promethea.com).
Ron Saito is currently completing his dissertation in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. He received his MFA in Art at the University of California, Irvine. Ron's current research interests include a study of a computer simulation titled, "From instructional social computer simulation to Heidegger's aesthetics."
Jack Shadoian has written frequently on film and literature, two areas in which he teaches courses at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His interest in creative work runs generously from the genius of Shakespeare to the modest charms of the work he discusses in this issue of Janus Head. He has written about both high and low examples of cultural content and discontent with hopes that the exalted moments in both will be recognized. His most recent books are Balcony Visions, a chapbook of poems, and the full-length Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies.
Norman K. Swazo is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Humanities at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His areas of specialization include Heidegger and political philosophy.