IK: Other Ways of Knowing 1(1):  50-51                      2015


Editors Biographies


Judy Bertonazzi received her Ph.D. in English Literature & Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are in 20th and 21st century American women's border narratives in comparative and transnational frameworks. She has written articles on African American filmmaker and author Julie Dash, Mexican author Laura Esquivel, and the history and contemporary developments of global indigenous peoples' rights issues. She is currently working on a journal manuscript and book-length project on methods for critiquing U.S. women's border novels. She also teaches composition courses for Cumberland County College in New Jersey. She is the Guest Editor for v.1, no.1 of IK: Other Ways of Knowing.

Audrey N. Maretzki is a Professor Emerita in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.  She received an M.S. in Community Nutrition from Penn State and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to joining the Penn State faculty in 1985, she was a faculty member for 20 years at the University of Hawaii and a 1983 Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand.  From 1986-1992 she was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education.  In 1995, she co-founded the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) that has been administratively housed in the PSU Libraries for the past five years.  During this time, the initial IK consortium at PSU has expanded in scope to become the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge; the only global indigenous knowledge resource and outreach center in the U.S.  In retirement, Maretzki continues her involvement in indigenous knowledge as a co-director of ICIK, an editor for the new publication IK: Other Ways of Knowing, organizing monthly IK seminars and managing an IK listserv with approximately 900 subscribers. 

Amy L. Paster is the Head of the Life Sciences Library at Penn State. She received an M.L.S. in Library Science from SUNY Albany and a B.S. in Entomology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Penn State faculty in 1985, she was a librarian at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. In addition Paster is a Co-Director of the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) at Penn State.  


Helen M. Sheehy is Head of the Social Sciences and Donald W. Hamer Maps Libraries at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries.  She has a B.S. in nutrition from Framingham State University and an M.L.S. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to becoming a librarian she worked in community development in Honduras with Peace Corps and CARE.  From 2003-2009 she was a managing editor of the American Library Association journal DttP.  In addition Sheehy is Co-Director of the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) at Penn State..


Lori Thompson lives in New Jersey and currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Development in the Office of Academic Grants and Sponsored Research at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ. She is also the ICIK liaison for her institution. Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of New Jersey and graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a Masters in Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development. Her master’s research topic was: Integrating Traditional Ways of Knowing into the Modern, Western Model of Education to Restore Locally-Focused, Place-Based Communities.

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