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Lisa M. Calderwood, MA in Media Studies, The New School; award-winning writer, producer, and director, corporate and broadcast; vice president and partner, Euro-Pacific Productions; former vice president of communications, Natl. League for Nursing.

Anthony S. Calypso, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College; has published work in Essence, Black Issues Book Review, Black Enterprise, Kestrel, The Caribbean Writer, and the anthology The Butterfly’s Way; acted in the HBO series Oz, Subway Stories, and Beloved

Loren-Paul Caplin, screenwriter, director, playwright, composer-lyricist; feature film writing credits include The Lucky Ones and History of the World in 8 Minutes (writing and directing), Lost Angels (original story), and Battle in the Erogenous Zone (co-writer and co-producer); his stage plays include The Presidents (co-author, with Ron Nessen), Sunday’s Child, and Gangs (book, lyrics, music); also teaches at Columbia and NYU.

Patricia L. Carlin, PhD, Princeton U.; author of Original Green (poems) and Shakespeare’s Mortal Men; poetry published in Verse, Boulevard, and other publications; editor of Barrow Street; co-founder of Barrow Street Press; recipient of New School Distinguished Teaching Award; has taught at Princeton and Vassar.

Liz Mechem Carroll, MFA, The New School; published in the New York Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Hope Magazine; author of short stories, essays, articles, and several books on design; co-director and instructor, The Writer's Craft.

Noëlle Carruggi, PhD, NYU; former director of French Studies, Northeast Modern Language Assn.; author of Marguerite Duras: Une expérience intérieure, the forthcoming Maryse Condé, and Zen poems in Cahiers de l'Alba (Zen training with Master Eido Shimano Roshi); organizes multicultural poetry readings and performances.

Christine Caruso, MA in Psychology, Columbia U.; currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center in Environmental Psychology; research focuses on urban food systems, food justice, environmental sustainability, and gender.

Meg Chang, EdD, Columbia U.; LCAT, NCC, ADTR; certif. Psychosynthesis therapist; certif. Kinetic Awareness teacher; trained in Mindfulness-based stress reduction at Center for Mindfulness in Medicine (U. Mass.); MBSR consultant at Center for Comprehensive Care, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital (NYC); author of articles about dance therapy interventions and intercultural issues in creative arts therapies. 

Raphaele Chappe, doctoral candidate, The New School for Social Research; economist; former VP, Goldman Sachs; also teaches at Drew U. and Polytechnic U.

Frances Chiu, PhD, Oxford U.; edited Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville and Sheridan Le Fanu's The Rose and the Key (Valancourt Books); articles published in 18th-Century Life, Notes and Queries, and Romanticism on the Net.

Natasha Chuk, MA in Media Studies, The New School; independent curator, media critic, and educator whose work explores experimental narratives, hybrid forms, and liminal space in works of art; cofounder of Unnamed Artists, a collaborative that produces film, video, and audio projects; contributing editor of, an online environment in which networked, digital, interactive, and collaborative works of art are shared and critiqued.

Alice Eve Cohen, MFA, The New School; memoirist, playwright, and solo theater artist; author of two memoirs, What I Thought I Knew, winner of Elle Literary Grand Prix and one of Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer, and The Year My Mother Came Back (Algonquin Books, 2014); solo plays produced at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, Kitchen Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; fellowships and grants from NYSCA, NEA, VCCA, Poets & Writers; Emmy Award commendation.

Celesti Colds Fechter, PhD, The New School for Social Research; associate dean for Academic Services; psychologist; background in social cognition, with an emphasis on implicit or unconscious associations and subtle forms of biased behavior.

Daniel Cooney, MFA, U. of Illinois; owner and director of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, specializing in photographs and works on paper; former director of the Julie Saul Gallery.

Trevor Corson, BA, Princeton U.; bestselling author of The Secret Life of Lobsters (a Best Nature Book of the Year, USA Today) and The Story of Sushi (a Best Food Book of the Year, Zagat); studied Buddhism in China and Japan and worked as a commercial fisherman in Maine before becoming a writer for The Atlantic, the New York Times, and other publications.

Matthew Cotter, PhD candidate in history, CUNY Graduate Center; editor of Sidney Hook Reconsidered.

Susan Cottle, MFA, NY Acad. of Art; painter; has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad; has taught at NY Acad. of Art and Montserrat College of Art (Viterbo, Italy); adjunct assistant professor of art at St. John’s U.; Annenberg Resident Artist in NYC public schools; recent mural commission for P.S. 167, Brooklyn.

Alejandro Crawford, MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; principal of Nolej, an agency that helps launch and build digital-age ventures; frequent speaker on marketing, e-business, entrepreneurship, and growth; current research focuses on iterative, scenario-based business planning.

Kate Culkin, PhD, NYU; associate editor, Harriet Jacobs Papers project; assistant professor, Bronx Community College.

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