Marie I. George is a professor of philosophy at St. John's University in New York. An Aristotelian-Thomist philosopher and generalist, with a strong interest in natural philosophy and biology, she has written on a wide variety of topics including Paley's argument from design and the difference between man and ape. She recently published a book, Christianity and Extraterrestrials? A Catholic Perspective (2005).
John A. Gueguen, Jr., is a professor emeritus of political science at Illinois State University, where he taught political philosophy from 1972 to 1996. Earlier he taught at the Universities of Notre Dame and Chicago. At present Gueguen resides in Kirkwood, Missouri, and serves as secretary of Wespine Study Center.
James A. Harold is a professor of philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He received his PhD from the International Academy of Philosophy in 1988 and is the author of An Introduction to the Love of Wisdom: An Essential and Existential Approach to Philosophy. [End Page 157]
H. Wendell Howard is a professor emeritus of English at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He is also retired as a choral conductor, a forty-year career that he began after receiving a diploma in voice from the Julliard School of Music. He earned his PhD in English and music from the University of Minnesota. As an author, he has published over 150 articles, poems, and chapters in books, and his work has appeared several times in the pages of Logos.
James M. Rhodes received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 under Gerhart Niemeyer. He is now retired as a professor emeritus of political science at Marquette University, after teaching there for thirty-eight years. He is the author of The Hitler Movement (1980) and Eros, Wisdom, and Silence: Plato's Erotic Dialogues (2003). He is the winner of the Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Awards for both volumes and of the Pere Marquette Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Since retirement, Rhodes has lectured on western political philosophy at East China Normal University in Shanghai (January 2006) and will lecture on Plato at Beijing University in May 2007.
L. Scott Smith is an ordained Protestant minister. He practiced law for twenty years in Texas as a consumer and commercial trial attorney, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His articles have been or will be published in the Texas Bar Journal, The Journal of Individual Psychology, the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Capital University Law Review, Roger Williams Law Review, Chapman Law Review, and the Brandeis Law Journal. His editorials have appeared in newspapers in Texas and elsewhere. In 2004, Smith was appointed a senior fellow in law at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he researched, wrote, and occasionally lectured at public symposia. He is presently writing a book on religion, law, and politics for the generally educated public. [End Page 158]
Alice von Hildebrand is a professor emeritus at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is the author of The Soul of a Lion (a biography of her late husband, Dietrich von Hildebrand, with a forward by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger), The Privilege of Being a Woman, By Love Refined, and other books including books coauthored with her husband, as well as over eighty articles. She appears frequently on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and lectures extensively throughout the United States and the world.