Artist and art educator, Ann Skinner-Jones is renowned for her signature course, Women and Creativity. She is the creative director and graphics producer of award-winning videos that deal with intractable and polarized issues, including The Great Divide and A Dangerous Idea. As an art therapist, she has worked with the dilemmas of clients’ lives using art for personal transformation. She holds an MFA from the Art Institute in San Francisco and an MA in Art Education with an emphasis in Art Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She and her husband live in Indianapolis.
Lehla Eldridge is an illustrator, author, and performer. She wrote and illustrated The Lovely Book For Wonderful Women: An Illustrated Book to Inspire Happiness; The South African Illustrated Cookbook; and
Jump, Fly, Fall: From Schooling to Homeschooling to Unschooling. In 2011, her illustrations for Excuse Me, I’m Trying To Read!, by Mary Jo Amani, won an award for the best-illustrated book from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Her current project is a vegan cookbook designed with her husband and three children. Lehla and her family live in Devon, UK. Available at: www.lehlaeldridge.com.
Karen A. Foss
Regents’ Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, Karen A. Foss has been on the forefront of scholarship that incorporates and legitimizes marginalized voices in the communication discipline. She is a frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences, invited to address social change and communication from feminist perspectives. She is coauthor of several books, including Inviting Transformation, Women Speak, and Gender Stories. Karen holds a PhD from the University of Iowa and an MA from the University of Oregon. She and her husband live in Albuquerque.