About the Authors
Dr. Marjorie Church, Ph.D. is Director of International Student Affairs and English as
a Second Language at High Point University in High Point, NC, where she also teaches
ESL and Peace Studies courses. Her areas of interest include peace education,
multicultural education, international education, and critical pedagogy, and she is
currently studying the influence of peace education courses on the political and social
development of first year college students.
Sarah E. Colonna is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Master’s degree in
Women’s and Gender Studies from UNCG where she has taught in the undergraduate
program. With a background in nursing and a current concentration on youth leadership,
Sarah has worked in the community as a non-profit board member, youth facilitator, and
community college instructor.
Audrey M. Dentith, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in
Educational Leadership at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. She conducts
research on ecological justice and feminist issues in education.
Sheryl Lieb, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies/Concentration in Cultural
Studies (2015) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Within a decidedly
interdisciplinary focus, she has carved out a scholarly niche in the areas of philosophy of
education, cultural studies, existential studies, human sustainability, scholarly writing