Julianne Busa received her doctorate from Ohio State University and is a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Science and Policy. In her teaching and research, she highlights connections between the human system and the natural world, drawing upon longtime interests in ecology and international studies. Her research focuses on understanding the interactions between socioeconomic factors and conservation practice so that we can build sustainable economic and conservation policies for the future. Busa is also fascinated by food—both the taste of it and thinking about where it comes from and how we can create more ecologically sound food systems throughout the world. Busa's current course offerings at Smith include Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information, which teaches students how to investigate the kind of environmental questions that most interest them. Her interests include poverty and prosperity, global biodiversity conservation, ecological economics, globalization, food and environment, environmental discourse and political ecology.
Candice Salyers is a choreographer and performer whose work has been shown throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom and Estonia. Her research explores intersections between dance performance and environmental philosophy. Recent publications include contributions to Tanz, Bewegung, und Spiritualität and The Journal of Environmental Philosophy.