Editorial Board

Debra Allen, Ph.D., is professor of history at Concordia University Texas. Her doctoral dissertation and recent book, The Oder-Neisse Line, analyzes U.S.-Polish relationships during the Cold War. She taught in Warsaw on a Fulbright grant during the year 2004-2005 and is currently beginning research on war and diplomacy in U.S. history. Contact at debra.allen@concordia.edu.

Dan Richard Beto, M.A., Chair of the Governing Board of the Texas Regional Center for Policing Innovation at Sam Houston State University, has devoted four decades of service to the criminal justice system. He is widely published in journals peculiar to the corrections profession and has served as editor of Texas Probation, Texas Journal of Corrections, and Perspectives. Mr. Beto is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Federal Probation and serves as editor of Executive Exchange. Contact at beto@suddenlink.net.

Ceretha Cartwright, D.P.H, is a graduate of the University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston. She served as an administrator/teacher in the Health Sciences Center, Texas Technical University, Odessa. Currently she is the COO in an all natural product company. Dr. Cartwright was a member of the Editorial Board for the Texas Journal of Rural Health for many years and enjoys reading and evaluating manuscripts. Contact at ceretha@sbcglobal.net.

David Z. Chroust, M.L.S., Ph.D., curates French collections at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University, where he is an associate professor and on the library faculty since 1992 as a specialist in German and Russian collections. He completed his dissertation, “Bohemian Voice: Contention, Brotherhood and Journalism among Czech People in America, 1860-1910,” at Texas A&M University’s History Department in 2009. His interests are in United States immigration, urban and labor history, as well as 19th- and 20th-century Europe. d-chroust@library.tamu.edu

Joel D. Heck, Th.D., ex officio, is Professor of Theology at Concordia University Texas, the founder of Concordia University Press, the husband of one wife, and the proud father of three children (Peter, Brenda, and Alan). He is the author of many articles and several books, most recently Irrigating Deserts: C. S. Lewis on Education (2006), and he edited the reprint of the Lewis-Tillyard classic, The Personal Heresy (released August 2008). Most recently (2011) he and Dr. Angus J.L. Menuge have released a Lutheran philosophy of education, Learning at the Foot of the Cross. He has served on the Editorial Board of Concordia Academic Press, a division of Concordia Publishing House. Contact at joel.heck@concordia.edu

Carl Kupfer’s career spans 40 years during which he founded and managed two civil engineering and consulting firms in the Chicago area. His educational background includes a B.S. from IIT and an MBA from Loyola. His avocations include antique map and book collecting, sailing , running and singing. He hopes to follow a current publication about the mapping of Chicago with a book on the maritime history of Lake Michigan. Carl and his wife, Carola, celebrated 38 years of marriage along with their three children. Contact at carl@igconsulting.net.

Carol L. McDonald became President of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas in January 1982 after working on education policy issues in Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby's office. In addition to her responsibilities as chief executive officer of ICUT, Dr. McDonald is the organization's principal lobbyist. Her areas of effort include: higher education policy and finance; student financial aid; appropriations; civil liability; and regulation of nonprofit corporations and charities, as well as other issues. Contact at carol.mcdonald@icut.org.

Elizabeth Harper Neeld, Ph.D., is formerly Professor of English and Assistant to the President at Texas A&M University. She is a full-time author whose books have been published by many major New York houses. She is currently at work on a fictional historical memoir set in Fayette County, Georgia, in July 1864. Contact at www.elizabethharperneeld.com.

John Sauder is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and been CEO of companies of numerous companies in a variety of fields including Oil &Gas exploration and production, ranching, cellular telephone systems, wireless cable TV, and a plethora of hedge funds. Along the way he completed Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program and received an MA in Theology in 1997 from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Contact at jsauder@3000partners.com.

Carl Trovall, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Theology and History at Concordia University Texas. Previously, he served as campus pastor at Concordia University Texas and at the University of Texas. His professional interests include public theology and ethics, contemporary Christian ethics, U.S. Latina/o Theology, Liberation Theology, Immigration, Relations of Church and Civil Society, Bioethics, and the Ethics of War and Peace. Last year, Liturgical Press published his essay, “Juan Diego: A Psychohistory of a Regenerative Man” in a collection entitled American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe, edited by Maxwell E. Johnson. He and his wife, Carol, reside in Austin, TX and have two children. Contact at carl.trovall@concordia.edu.

David Zersen, D.Min., Ed.D., ex officio, is president emeritus of Concordia University Texas. He previously served as a dean at Concordia University Wisconsin. Author and editor of several works, and a frequent contributor to publications in the field of adult learning theory, Zersen currently serves as Managing Editor of Concordia University Press. He and his wife maintain residences in Austin and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where their two children live. Contact at djzersen@aol.com

Carl Ziegler, Ph.D., is a retired professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He is the emeritus director of the Collins Living Learning Center at the University and a Distinguished Service Professor of Indiana University. Carl makes his home in Bloomington, Indiana and West Bend, Wisconsin. Contact at ziegler@indiana.edu

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