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(p. xvii) Contributors

(p. xvii) Contributors

Tanya Augsburg is an interdisciplinary feminist performance scholar, educator, critic, and curator who can be occasionally persuaded to perform. She teaches at San Francisco State University, where she is currently associate professor of humanities and creative arts in the School of Humanities and Liberal Studies. She is author of Becoming Interdisciplinary: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, 3rd ed. (2016) and coeditor of The Politics of Interdisciplinary Studies (2009).

Victor R. Baker is Regents’ Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona. A former president of the Geological Society of America, his publications include 18 books and more than 400 research articles and chapters dealing with flood geology, planetary geology, geomorphology, and the history and philosophy of the Earth sciences.

Anne Balsamo’s work focuses on the cultural implications of emergent technologies. Her book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (Duke, 2011) examines the relationship between culture and technological innovation, with a particular focus on the role of the humanities in cultural innovation. She currently serves as the dean of the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Gabriele Bammer is developing the new discipline of integration and implementation sciences (I2S) to improve research strengths for tackling complex real-world problems. She is a professor in the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU), an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and an inaugural Fulbright New Century Scholar alumna and held a visiting appointment at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2001 to 2014. She coconvenes (with Michael Smithson) Ignorance!, an edX massive open online course (MOOC).

David Beltran-del-Rio has a masters in applied mathematics and a bachelors in philosophy and mathematics from St. Johns College Santa Fe/Annapolis. He works in industry as a statistician and data scientist. He has worked in finance, automotive, television, and broadcast news. David is interested in issues at the intersection of philosophy, mathematics, science, education, and culture.

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a lecturer in education and principal investigator at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she directs the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Project. Drawing on cognitive psychology, epistemology, and sociology of knowledge, her research examines the conditions that enable experts and young learners to produce quality interdisciplinary work addressing problems of global contemporary significance. (p. xviii)

Prasad Boradkar is a professor in industrial design at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. He is the director of InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary laboratory where faculty and students from design, business, sustainability, and engineering partner with corporations to develop socially and environmentally sustainable product concepts. He also serves as the codirector of the Biomimicry Center at ASU, an organization dedicated to the exploration of biologically inspired solutions to problems of sustainability. Prasad is the author of Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects (2010).

Adam Briggle is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. He is the author of A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking (2015) and Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st Century Philosophy (with Robert Frodeman, 2016).

Warren Burggren, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Texas. Burggren’s research focuses on developmental and evolutionary comparative physiology. During his career as a researcher and educator he has been a visiting professor at universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Panama, and Taiwan, and has given hundreds of invited lectures in a dozen countries. Burggren has published more than 250 journal articles and book chapters, and has written edited or coedited nearly 20 books, including a widely used textbook in Animal.

Craig Calhoun was president of the Social Science Research Council until 2012 and is currently director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Interdisciplinary throughout his career, Calhoun studied anthropology and history as well as sociology at Columbia, Manchester, and Oxford, and has held joint appointments in those fields and in communications. He edited the Oxford Dictionary of Social Sciences (2002). His most recent books are Nations Matter (2007) and The Roots of Radicalism (2012).

Kent Chapman, PhD, is a Regents Professor of Biochemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, where he has developed an internationally recognized research program in plant biochemistry and cell biology. His research focuses on cellular signaling pathways, lipid metabolism, and mechanisms of lipid storage. Since 2003 Chapman has been director of the UNT Center for Plant Lipid Research. Chapman has also served as program director at the US National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems.

David N. Cherney is an energy and utility industry advisor at PA Consulting Group. He currently serves on the board of the Policy Sciences Center, and is a former board member of the Society of Policy Scientists. He was awarded the 2010 Myres S. McDougal Prize for excellence in policy sciences.

Clifford G. Christians is an emeritus professor and director of the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with joint appointments in journalism and media studies. His research focuses on communication ethics, interpretation analysis, and dialogic theory. His coedited book Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (1983; 10th ed., 2016) helped establish this interdisciplinary field. Other publications include Jacques Ellul: Interpretive Essays (1981), Communication Ethics and Universal Values (1997), and Moral Engagement in Public Life (2002). (p. xix)

Robert P. Crease is former chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York. He has written, edited, or translated a dozen books in history and philosophy of science. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and elsewhere. He writes a monthly column, “Critical Point,” on the social dimensions of science for Physics World magazine, and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Physics in Perspective. He is the former chair of the Forum for History of Physics of the American Physical Society.

Michael M. Crow is the sixteenth president of Arizona State University, where he is also Foundation Leadership Chair and professor of science and technology policy. Crow was previously executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he served as chief strategist of Columbia’s research enterprise and technology transfer operations. He has been an advisor to the US departments of state, commerce, and energy, as well as defense and intelligence agencies on matters of science and technology policy. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Academy of Public Administration. He is the coauthor, with William B. Dabars, of Designing the New American University (2015), and author or coauthor of books and articles analyzing science and technology policy and the design of knowledge enterprises. Crow received his PhD in public administration (science and technology policy) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Eduardo M. Costa is a professor of innovation at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil; and founder and president of Pi-Academy, an international consulting company on all aspects of innovation, with offices in Rio and in Florianópolis. He is the author of Global E-commerce Strategies for Small Businesses (2001), published in English, Chinese, and Japanese (2001, 2003).

William B. Dabars is senior research fellow for university design and senior director of research for the New American University in the Office of the President, Arizona State University, where he is also an associate research professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and an affiliate scholar in the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO). He is the coauthor, with Michael M. Crow, of Designing the New American University (2015). He previously served in various research capacities for the University of Southern California, University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Getty Research Institute, one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He received his PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cathy N. Davidson focuses on technology and social and institutional change. She is a distinguished professor and founding director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center (CUNY). She has published some 20 books, including Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Her book on the future of higher education will be published in 2017.

Rico Defila, attorney at law, is deputy leader of the Research Group Inter-/Transdisciplinarity and senior researcher at the Program Man-Society-Environment (MGU), Department of Environmental Sciences, at the University of Basel (Switzerland.) Until 2014 he was senior researcher and head of planning and operations at the Interdisciplinary Centre for General Ecology (IKAÖ) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). His primary research interests (p. xx) are the theory and methodology of inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and research, the institutionalization of interdisciplinary academic fields in universities, and sustainable consumption. In his field of interests he conducts research projects as well as courses of further training, and he advises inter- and transdisciplinary research projects, programs, and institutes.

Deborah DeZure (PhD, interdisciplinary humanities and education) is assistant provost for faculty and organizational development at Michigan State University. Deborah is on the editorial board of Change Magazine and four journals on college teaching and learning. She served on the board of directors for the Association for Integrative Studies and About Campus. As a senior fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), she was coprincipal investigator on a project based on the Integrative Learning Project: Opportunities to Connect. Publications edited by her include Learning from Change: Landmarks on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Change Magazine (1969–99) (2000) and To Improve the Academy (1997).

Antonietta Di Giulio is leader of the Research Group Inter-/Transdisciplinarity and senior researcher at the Program Man-Society-Environment (MGU), Department of Environmental Sciences, at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Until 2014 she was senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for General Ecology (IKAÖ) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). She studied philosophy, and her doctoral thesis deals with the notion of sustainability as it emerges from the documents of the UN. Her primary research and teaching interests are the theory and methodology of inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and research, education for sustainable development, and sustainable consumption. In her field of interests she conducts research projects as well as courses of further training, and she advises inter- and transdisciplinary research projects, programs, and institutes.

Sarah Dooling is an interdisciplinary urban ecologist. Her recent work focuses on novel ecologies, green infrastructure planning in gentrifying neighborhoods, and vulnerability assessments. She has published in BioScience and Global Environmental Change, and coedited the book Cities, Nature and Development: The Politics and Production of Urban Vulnerabilities.

Katrina Fenlon is a doctoral student in library and information science at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is affiliated with the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship. Her research focuses on digital collections and libraries, scholarly communication and publishing, and the evolution of digital scholarship in the humanities.

Valdir Fernandes, social scientist, PhD in environmental engineering, and expert on urban sustainability, environmental policy, and management, was deputy coordinator of Environmental Sciences Area. He is editor and author of a book on interdisciplinary practices on education and research that received the highest prize in literature in Brazil. He is a full professor at Federal University of Technology of Paraná and currently is general coordinator of evaluation and monitoring of graduate programs at CAPES.

Erik Fisher received his PhD in environmental studies and an MA in classics from University of Colorado and a BA in philosophy/mathematics from St. Johns College Santa Fe/Annapolis. He is an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in (p. xxi) Society at Arizona State University, where he also is associate director for integration in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society, principal investigator of the STIR (Socio-Technical Integration Research) and STIR Cities projects, and editor in chief of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. He studies the multilevel governance of emerging technologies from legislature to the laboratory.

Sarah E. Fredericks is an assistant professor of environmental ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She studies sustainability, sustainable energy, environmental guilt and shame, environmental justice, religious environmental ethics, and the relationship of religion and science. Her publications include Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability: Ethics in Sustainability Indexes (2013) and numerous articles and book chapters.

Robert Frodeman (PhD in philosophy, MS in geology) is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. He was the director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity. His work emphasis is on “field philosophy,” where philosophers focus attention on working with scientists, engineers, and policy makers rather than an extensive focus on writing and working with other philosophers. Publications include Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity (2014) and Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st Century Philosophy (2016, with Adam Briggle).

Steve Fuller is the Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. The author of more than 20 books, in his most recent work Fuller has been concerned with the future of humanity (or “Humanity 2.0”) and the future of the university. His latest book is Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History (2015).

Carl Gombrich is the program director of University College London’s interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences BASc degree, which he has led since its inception in 2010. Carl has degrees in mathematics, physics, and philosophy and was formerly a professional opera singer. He writes and speaks on liberal and interdisciplinary education and is a member of the British Academy Working Group on Interdisciplinarity.

Michael E. Gorman is currently director of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia and president of the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (ISPST), and served as a Science and Technology Studies (STS) program director at National Science Foundation (NSF). His current research is in the kind of interdisciplinary trading zones that will be needed for scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders to collaborate on the development of new technologies. He is the author of Simulating Science and Transforming Nature.

Jessica K. Graybill is an associate professor of geography and director of Russian and Eurasian studies at Colgate University dedicated to integrative research. Her work examines energy development and use, climate change, and human/environmental security through investigations of nature–society interactions in the Russian Far East as well as interdisciplinary inquiries of cities as urban ecologies. Publications include “Global Perspectives of Risk-Taking among Early Career Researchers” (2015) and “Forces Acting on Doctoral Education from the Viewpoint of Early Career Researchers” (2014). (p. xxii)

Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn is an adjunct professor at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). She focuses on the philosophy of environmental and sustainability science, the methodology of transdisciplinary research, decisions under great uncertainty, and ethics. She is lead editor of the Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research (2008) and coeditor of The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis: Reasoning about Uncertainty (2016).

Kara L. Hall is the Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) and the Director of the Theories Initiative at National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hall helped launch and build the SciTS field, through her leadership of empirical studies, conceptual work, special journal supplements, the annual SciTS conference, and international visible reports.

Stuart Henry is director of the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Prior to 2006, Henry was chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University, and in 2010 he served as director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Texas, Arlington. He was previously chair of Sociology at Valparaiso University (1998–1999) and professor of criminology at Eastern Michigan University (1987–1998). He has received grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom), Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Science Foundation. His publications include 30 authored/edited books and over 100 articles in journals or books.

Michael Hogan is a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychology at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI), Galway. His research foci include individual, social, and technology factors contributing to child and adult learning and collaborative performance. A key designer of the collective intelligence stakeholder engagement methodology in the EU SeaforSociety project (2012–2014), the EU Route-to-PA project (2015–2017), and in projects applying innovative technology in classrooms, he is an active member in international networks and is currently working on four EU projects.

J. Britt Holbrook (PhD in philosophy, Emory University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research ( focuses on the ethics of science and technology, the relations between science, technology, and society in general, and on inter- and transdisciplinary pressures on peer review in particular.

Karri Holley is an associate professor at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on interdisciplinarity in higher education, with an emphasis on graduate education and organizational change strategies. She formerly served as chair of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Education special interest group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is the editor of Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.

Katri Huutoniemi is science adviser at the Academy of Finland and develops support for science policy, especially concerning the broader impacts of research. She holds a PhD in social sciences from the University of Helsinki, and is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of Social Sciences. She has coedited the book Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: A Heuristic Approach (2014) and authored several papers on interdisciplinarity and peer review. (p. xxiii)

Jerry A. Jacobs is a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, founding president of the Work and Family Researchers Network, and former editor of the American Sociological Review. He is the author of over 80 research papers and 6 books, including The Time Divide and In Defense of Disciplines.

Sheila Jasanoff is the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly she was founding chair of the STS department at Cornell. Her research centers on the production and use of expert knowledge in legal and political decision-making in comparative and global contexts. Her books include The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature, and The Ethics of Invention.

Bradley B. Keller MD, is the Kosair Charities Endowed Chair and director of the Pediatric Heart Research Program in the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville and the vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics. His research program identifies the biomechanical origins of congenital heart disease and develops engineered cardiac tissues for cardiac repair and regeneration with National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Heart Association (AHA), and foundation support. He also provides clinical care to children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Kelly N. Kilgour is a registered nurse, doctoral candidate (Faculty of Education, Health Professions Education), and clinical professor (School of Nursing) at the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral thesis investigates patient and family caregiver involvements within interprofessional healthcare teams. Current research interests include patient involvement, interprofessionalism, workplace learning, workplace learning, action research, and sociomaterial learning theories.

Julie Thompson Klein is a professor of humanities emerita and faculty fellow for Interdisciplinary Development at Wayne State University. Holding a PhD in English from the University of Oregon, Klein was president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. Her books include Interdisciplinarity (1990), Crossing Boundaries (1996), Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity (2005), Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures (2010), and Interdisciplining Digital Humanities (2015).

Thomas König currently works at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria. Before that, he was scientific advisor to the president of the European Research Council (ERC). His upcoming book is on the history of the ERC; in addition, he has published several articles in various peer-reviewed journals, and mostly on the history of social sciences and European research funding. Thomas holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and has long been interested in the intersection of science and policy. His dissertation (published in 2010, in German) was on the early Fulbright Program’s impact on Austrian academia.

Wolfgang Krohn philosopher and social scientist, is a professor emeritus of science and technology studies at the University of Bielefeld. His research interests comprise studies on the relationships between science and technology, both historical and contemporary; the aesthetic dimensions of science and technology; and the spread of “real-world” experimentation outside the laboratories in social, ecological, and technological innovation projects. (p. xxiv)

Johannes Lenhard does research in philosophy of science with a particular focus on the history and philosophy of mathematics and statistics. During the last years his research concentrated on various aspects of computer and simulation modeling, culminating in his monograph Calculated Surprises (in German). Currently, he is senior researcher at the philosophy department of Bielefeld University, Germany. He has held a visiting professorship in history at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, long after he had received his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Elizabeth A. Lowham is an associate professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She was trained as a policy scientist and political scientist at the University of Colorado. She teaches the policy sciences regularly for undergraduate and graduate students and uses the frameworks in her research on natural resource policy, interdisciplinarity, leadership, and collaboration.

Mauricio Uriona Maldonado is a professor of simulation and innovation systems at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), with experience in conducting several research and consulting projects in his fields of expertise. He is the author of over 30 journal papers and has presented his work in specialized conferences across the world.

Mauricio Manhães is a professor of service design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and an associate design researcher at the service design consultancy Livework. In 2015, he obtained a doctorate in knowledge management with a thesis titled “Innovation and Prejudice: Designing a Landscape of Diversity for Knowledge Creation.”

Paula J. S. Martin is campus CEO for the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka campus. She has spent her faculty career at Emory University and Juniata College leading interdisciplinary environmental studies programs with a research focus on watershed management and insects as water quality bioindicators. She served on the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy, on the Executive Board of the Council for Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) and cochaired CEDD’s Interdisciplinary Scholars Career Developmental Committee. Her leadership in academic higher education administration has spanned from Juniata to different campuses of the University of Alaska.

Angus McMurtry is an associate professor in the Health Professions Education Program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. His PhD thesis focused on the education of interprofessional health teams, and his current research interests include interdisciplinary theory, interprofessional collaboration, complexity science, theories of learning and knowing, teaching strategies, and action research.

Ellen Messer-Davidow is a professsor of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of American Studies, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. Her work bridges the humanities, social sciences, law, and policy in studies of U.S. social movements and higher education of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She is currently completing a book, Revisiting DeFunis and Bakke: How the Courts Transformed Systemic Racism against Minorities into Reverse Discrimination against Whites; an article on the neoliberal (p. xxv) financialization of college student loans; and a nonfiction book on spine surgery patients as they navigate medical systems.

Carl Mitcham is an international distinguished professor of philosophy of technology at Renmin (People’s) University of China and professor of liberal arts and international studies at the Colorado School of Mines. His interdisciplinary teaching and research focuses on ethics and policy issues related to science, technology, and society studies. Publications include Thinking through Technology (1994), Ethics and Science: An Introduction (with Adam Briggle, 2012), and Ethics, Science, Technology, Engineering: A Global Resource (4 vols., with J. Britt Holbrook, 2015).

Michael Monticino PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas. He has served in many leadership roles as a university administrator and in private industry. Most recently, he was president of Academic Analytics LLC, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for US research universities. Previously, he was vice president of advancement, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and dean of the Toulouse Graduate School. He is currently serving as special assistant to the president at the University of North Texas.

Michael O’Rourke is a professor of philosophy and faculty in AgBioResearch at Michigan State University. His research interests include epistemology, communication, and epistemic integration in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, and linguistic communication between intelligent agents. He is director of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative, an NSF-sponsored research initiative that investigates philosophical approaches to facilitating interdisciplinary research (

Álvaro D. Oliveira is a visiting professor at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, and an invited professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil. He is the president of the Human Smart Cities Network and president emeritus of the European Network of Living Labs (EnoLL). He is the CEO of Smart City Services company, where he operates his consultancy and engineering activity focused on the Human Smart Cities transformation process. He is a founder of Living Labs user driven open innovation that has evolved into Urban Living Labs at the heart of the Human Smart Cities.

Roberto C. S. Pacheco is a professor of knowledge engineering at the Department of Knowledge Engineering and Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). He has led several e-government projects, and he is a science and technology evaluator of research project and graduate programs. He has also founded Instituto Stela, a research institute dedicated to innovation in knowledge engineering.

Carole L. Palmer is a professor and associate dean for research at the Information School at the University of Washington, specializing in the areas of data curation and digital research collections. Her research on the practices and cultures of research communities aims to improve cross-disciplinary access and optimize the value of information and data for interdisciplinary inquiry. Her publications include Work at the Boundaries of Science: Information and the Interdisciplinary Research Process (1991) and numerous papers on interdisciplinary information work, data practices, and curation requirements in the digital environment. (p. xxvi)

Stephanie Pfirman Hirschorn Professor, cochairs Barnard College’s Department of Environmental Science, and is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. As past president of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE coPI, Pfirman has worked on understanding and fostering the career trajectories of women and interdisciplinary scholars.

Arlindo Philippi Jr has a masters degree in environmental health, a doctorate in public health, and a doctorate in environmental policy and management from the University of Sao Paolo (USP). He was a postdoctoral fellow in urban and regional studies at MIT and currently serves as chairman of the Graduate School of Public Health at USP. The director of evaluation of Higher Education Personnel Improvement and Coordination (CAPES) at the Brazilian Ministry of Education. He is a full professor at University of São Paulo (USP).

Christian Pohl with a PhD in environmental sciences, is codirector of the Transdisciplinarity-Lab of the Department of Environmental Systems Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). Previously, he served as codirector of td-net of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. He is one of the funding editors of td-net’s toolbox for coproducing knowledge ( His research, teaching, and publishing work is on the theory and practice of transdisciplinary research, particularly in the field of sustainable development.

Ismael Rafols is a science and technology policy analyst at Ingenio (CSIC-UPV), at the Universitat Politècnica de València and a visiting fellow at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex), where he worked from 2005 to 2012. His research focus is on assessment, studying both how research is evaluated and how evaluations may influence science and technology. He develops methods to map and measure interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange, and societal contributions of science. In particular, He is working on methods that help interrogate the research landscapes or portfolios of grand challenges such as bird flu or obesity, or the knowledge base of funding agencies and organizations such as universities or pharmaceutical firms.

Shanta Rohse is an online learning specialist who is currently a doctoral student in education at the University of Ottawa. Her research examines professionals’ changing learning and practice in rapidly shifting contexts with a view to promote more effective approaches to supporting professional learning. Specifically, she uses sociomaterial approaches to understand and support medical professionals’ engagement with the public.

José Francisco Salm (PhD in Public Administration, University of Southern California) is a researcher in organizational and public administration, particularly in the subjects of coproduction and public goods. He was a professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina (1971–2002), at State University of Santa Catarina (1973–2010) and visiting professor at the University of Minho (Portugal, 1991–1993). He has been a Secretary of State and General Director of the State Secretariat of Finance of Santa Catarina, and is a consultant to several national public and private organizations in Brazil. He has created and coordinated graduate programs in several universities in Brazil.

Danica Savonick is a doctoral candidate in English and a Futures Initiative Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center, focusing on pedagogy, aesthetic education, and social justice. Her (p. xxvii) dissertation analyzes the pedagogies of activists, authors, and educators who were influenced by Open Admissions and affirmative action. Her work has appeared in Callaloo, Modern Fiction Studies, Keywords for Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities, and the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Vivek Shandas is a professor of urban studies and planning and of environmental science and management at Portland State University (PSU). His teaching and research interests examine human actions and ecological effects. Prior to his post at PSU he worked as a policy analyst, grade-school teacher, and field technician. He has degrees in biology, economics, environmental management, and urban design and planning.

Brooke A. Stipelman PhD, spent seven years as a member of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) team at the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her work on the SciTS team was aimed at helping to build an evidence base for effective team science approaches and supporting the translation and dissemination of emerging knowledge and best practices into practical tools and resources.

Daniel Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences at UCI. Dr. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine between 1988 and 1998.

Sytse Strijbos with a PhD in philosophy, was affiliated with VU University (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam, and North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa. He is now guest professor at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His publications include In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems (2006) and From Technology Transfer to Intercultural Development (2011).

Paul Thagard is a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. His most recent books are The Brain and the Meaning of Life (2010) and The Cognitive Science of Science (2012).

John S. Torday PhD, is a professor of pediatrics and of evolutionary medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has published 180 peer-reviewed articles on lung development and disease, and is currently coprincipal investigator on an NIH grant studying the epigenetic inheritance of asthma. He has published 40 peer-reviewed papers on the evolution of vertebrate physiology and two books on this subject. He was previously a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland (1991–1998), and at Harvard (1976–1991).

Bernhard Truffer PhD in economic geography, is a professor at Utrecht University and heads the research department on environmental social sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He initiated and conducted a number of large-scale transdisciplinary research programs at Eawag and was awarded with the first Swiss transdisciplinarity award in 2000 for one of these programs. He also serves as a member of the scientific advisory board of td-net. His research, teaching, and publishing work is on environmental innovation and sustainability transitions and in particular the geographical dimension of these processes. (p. xxviii)

Stephen Turner is a distinguished university professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida. His writings on disciplinary history and expertise include Liberal Democracy 3.0: Civil Society in an Age of Experts, Understanding the Tacit, The Politics of Expertise, and studies of the history of American survey geology, international relations, and sociology, including, with Jonathan Turner The Impossible Science: An Institutional Analysis of American Sociology.

Amanda L. Vogel, PhD MPH is a member of the Science of Team Science team at the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her work aims to build the evidence base for effective practices in team science, and to disseminate evidence-based practices through development of conceptual models, practical tools, and publicly available resources.

Jason Vogel works at Abt Associates as an environmental consultant focused on climate change impacts and adaptation. He was trained as a policy scientist at the University of Colorado, studying under Ron Brunner, Sam Fitch, and Roger Pielke Jr., among others. He uses the policy sciences routinely to structure and discipline his work for a wide range of clients.

Wang Nan works at Abt Associates as an environmental consultant focused on climate change impacts and adaptation. He was trained as a policy scientist at the University of Colorado, studying under Ron Brunner, Sam Fitch, and Roger Pielke Jr., among others. He uses the policy sciences routinely to structure and discipline his work for a wide range of clients.