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  • A. H., PhD

    A. H., PhD

    Public Health, Nursing, History

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 384 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Public Health, Umeå University
    Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BS Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BA Global History, Bryn Mawr College

  • A. K., PhD

    A. K., PhD

    History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Mathematics

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 152 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD History of Science & Medicine, Yale University
    MA History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
    MSc Mathematics, University of Auckland

  • A. M., MA

    A. M., MA

    Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Creative Writing

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 634 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Religious Studies, Duke University
    MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), North Carolina State University
    BA Jewish Studies, Minors in Middle East Studies and English, Elon University

  • A. Q., DPT

    A. Q., DPT

    Physical Therapy, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Kinesiology, Health Sciences

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 209 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Doctor of Physical Therapy, Specialty in Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Columbia University
    BA Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Minor in Dance, Saint Mary’s College

  • A. S., MSc

    A. S., MSc

    Psychology, Affective Disorders, Behavioral Sciences

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 80 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Affective Disorders, King’s College London
    BA Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge

  • A. R., PhD

    A. R., PhD

    Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Information Systems

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 2,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Religion, Syracuse University
    MBA Computer Information Systems, Suffolk University
    MA Philosophy of Religion, Hartford Seminary
    BA Religion, Syracuse University

  • A. S., PhD

    A. S., PhD

    Anthropology, Engineering, Civil Engineering

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 1,023 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
    MA Anthropology, Colorado State University
    BS Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    BS Engineering Science, Manchester College

  • A. R., PhD

    A. R., PhD

    Global Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 1,650 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Global Studies, Leipzig University
    Dual Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Global Studies, Roskilde University and Wroclaw University
    Bachelor’s in Journalism, Florida International University

  • A. P., MBA

    A. P., MBA

    Business, Marketing, Biology, Genetics

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 450 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MBA International Business & Marketing, McGill University
    BSc Biology & Human Genetics, McGill University

  • A. B., MFA

    A. B., MFA

    Writing, Publishing, Journalism

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 1,086 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MFA Writing & Publishing, Emerson College
    BA English & Journalism, Saint Francis University

  • B. W., MA

    B. W., MA

    Theology, Ethics, Psychology

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 150 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Theology and Ethics, Graduate Theological Union
    BS Psychology & Philosophy, Southern Oregon University

  • B. B., MA

    B. B., MA

    History, Cultural Anthropology

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 167 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA History, University at Buffalo
    BA History and Cultural Anthropology, University at Buffalo

  • B. S., MS

    B. S., MS

    Business, Strategy, Management, Technology, Entrepreneurship

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 2,610 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS in Organization Management and Strategy, NYU Stern
    BS in Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern

  • C. B., MSc

    C. B., MSc

    Computer Science, Mathematics

    • 36 Years
      experience
    • 260 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Computer Science, Florida State University
    BSc Mathematics (Computer Science), Florida State University

  • C. T., MA

    C. T., MA

    Medieval European History

    • 11 Years
      experience
    • 786 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Medieval European History, Villanova University
    BA History, Tulane University

  • C. R., MEd

    C. R., MEd

    Education, Political Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 200 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MEd Elementary Education & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    BS Political Science & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • D. S., MSc

    D. S., MSc

    Soil Science, Agriculture, Agronomy

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 140 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Soil Science, University of the Free State
    BSc Honors Soil Science, University of the Free State
    BSc (Agric) Soil Science & Agronomy, University of the Free State

  • Dr. S., PhD

    Dr. S., PhD

    Computer Sciences Editor

    • 11 Years
      experience
    • 122 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Computer Science, University of Liverpool
    MSc Computer Science, University of Liverpool
    BSc Computer Science, University of Liverpool

  • D. L., PhD

    D. L., PhD

    Ecology, Rural Development, Biological Sciences

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 786 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Ecology, Rutgers University
    MA Rural Development, University of Sussex
    BA Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

  • E. C., MA

    E. C., MA

    Jurisprudence, Journalism, Law

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 3,120 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford
    MA Journalism, University of Salford

  • G. O., PhD

    G. O., PhD

    Anthropology, Ecology, Classics

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 1,067 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MRes Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MSc Anthropology & Ecology, University College London
    BA Classics & Anthropology, University of Palermo

  • H. L., MFA

    H. L., MFA

    Theatre, Linguistics, Cognitive Science

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 316 Papers
      edited

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    MFA Collaborative Theatre Making, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
    BA Linguistics & Cognitive Science, French, Pomona College

  • I. Y., PhD

    I. Y., PhD

    Sociology, Development Studies, African Studies, Language, Linguistics

    • 25 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD (DPhil) Sociology, University of Oxford
    MSc African Studies, University of Edinburgh
    BSc Language and Linguistic Science, University of York

  • J. L., PhD

    J. L., PhD

    Micropalaeontology, Earth Sciences

    • 25 Years
      experience
    • 1,068 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Micropalaeontology, University College London
    BSc (Hons) Geological Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham

  • J. P., MFA

    J. P., MFA

    Creative Writing, Women's Studies

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 700 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MFA Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BA English (Hons), Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • J. R., MA

    J. R., MA

    Middle Eastern Studies, History

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 262 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
    BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge

  • J. L., JD

    J. L., JD

    Law, Comparative Politics

    • 16 Years
      experience
    • 5,908 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law
    MSc Comparative Politics (Empire), London School of Economics
    BA Political Science, Bryn Mawr College

  • J. W., MBA

    J. W., MBA

    Business, Marketing

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 3,109 Papers
      edited

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    MBA Business and Marketing, Keller Graduate School
    BA in English, University of Wisconsin at Parkside

  • J. M., MA

    J. M., MA

    Education, Curriculum Studies

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 110 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Curriculum Studies, University of Northern Colorado
    Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Program in Education, University of Northern Colorado
    BA Writing, Colorado State University

  • J. L., JD

    J. L., JD

    Law

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 400 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law
    AB English, Dartmouth College

  • J. Q., ME

    J. Q., ME

    Mechanical Engineering

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    ME Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
    BS Mathematics, Frostburg State University

  • J. B., MA

    J. B., MA

    Women's Studies, Gender Studies

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 423 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
    BA English Literature, Wichita State University

  • J. T., PhD

    J. T., PhD

    Organic Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 100 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Organic Geochemistry, Imperial College London
    MSci Geology and Geophysics, Imperial College London

  • K. W., MA

    K. W., MA

    Applied Health Sciences

    • 14 Years
      experience
    • 1,181 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
    BA (Hons) Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

  • K. S., PhD

    K. S., PhD

    Media, History, Rhetoric, International Relations, Foreign Policy

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 2,500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Journalism & Mass Communication, International Relations, University of Florida
    MA Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Florida
    BS Journalism, University of Florida

  • K. W., JD

    K. W., JD

    Law, Psychology

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 145 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, University of California, Davis, School of Law
    MA, Experimental-General Psychology, The College of William and Mary
    BA Psychology & History, Pepperdine University

  • L. P., MA

    L. P., MA

    Language, Literacy, Psychology

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 200 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Language & Literacy, City College of New York
    BA Psychology, Swarthmore College

  • L. S., MS

    L. S., MS

    Statistics, Mathematics

    • 36 Years
      experience
    • 2,348 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS Statistics, Northwestern University
    BA Mathematics, Northwestern University

  • L. M., MA

    L. M., MA

    TESOL, Translation

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA TESOL, American University
    Advanced Certificate in Translation Studies (Russian to English), University of Chicago
    BA Slavic Language and Literatures, Northwestern University

  • M. P., MSW

    M. P., MSW

    Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Child Development, Social Welfare Policy, Prison Reform

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 210 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Master of Social Work, Aurora University
    BA Russian, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • M. R., PhD

    M. R., PhD

    Geology, Geophysics

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 300 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Geology, Imperial College London
    MSci Geology & Geophysics, Imperial College London

  • M. B., MA

    M. B., MA

    Film Studies, Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 2,300 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Film Studies, Dongguk University
    BA Humanities, Media, and Cultural Studies, Macalester College

  • M. M., MSc

    M. M., MSc

    Geographic Information Science, Geography

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 309 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc GIScience, Universität Zurich
    BSc Geography, Portland State University

  • M. L., MA

    M. L., MA

    Political Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 459 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
    BA Political Science, John Carroll University

  • M. H., JD

    M. H., JD

    Law

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 390 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    JD Cornell Law School
    BA European Studies, Brigham Young University

  • M. M., MA

    M. M., MA

    Buildings Archaeology, Theatre

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 650 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Archaeology of Buildings, University of York
    BA Theatre, University of California at Irvine

  • M. M., MA

    M. M., MA

    Applied Linguistics, Psychology

    • 11 Years
      experience
    • 210 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition, University of Oxford
    BA Psychology & Applied Linguistics TESOL, Pennsylvania State University

  • M. B., MA

    M. B., MA

    Literature, Translation, Interculturality

    • 7 Years
      experience
    • 834 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Translation and Interculturality, University of Sevilla
    BA English Literature & Creative Writing, University of Warwick

  • P. W., MA

    P. W., MA

    TESOL, English, Humanities

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 430 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA TESOL, University College London
    BA English, Haverford College

  • P. C., PhD

    P. C., PhD

    Physics, Materials Chemistry, Condensed Matter

    • 16 Years
      experience
    • 1,005 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Materials Chemistry & Condensed Matter, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Master of Physics, MPHYS (Hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne

  • P. K., MSc

    P. K., MSc

    Marine Biology

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 856 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University
    HBSc Biology, Trent University

  • P. K., PhD

    P. K., PhD

    Mathematical Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Physics

    • 14 Years
      experience
    • 200 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Warwick
    MSc Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Warwick
    MPhys Physics, University of Warwick

  • P. H., MPhil

    P. H., MPhil

    Philosophy

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 120 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MPhil Philosophy, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
    BA Philosophy, University of York

  • R. G., MA

    R. G., MA

    Public Policy, Law

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 260 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Public Policy (Digital and New Technology), Sciences Po Paris
    BA Law with German Law, Trinity College, University of Oxford

  • R. H., MA

    R. H., MA

    Teaching, English, Humanities, Social Sciences

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 379 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Teaching, University of New Hampshire
    BA English, University of New Hampshire

  • R. L., MA

    R. L., MA

    Translation, Interpreting, Fashion, Humanities

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Manchester
    BA (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages (German and Italian), University of Cambridge
    Art and Design Foundation Diploma, London College of Fashion

  • R. M., MS

    R. M., MS

    Reading and Language Arts, Education

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 576 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS Reading and Language Arts, Duquesne University
    BS Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • R. K.

    R. K.

    Civil Engineering, Business Administration

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 504 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BE Civil Engineering, University of Auckland
    BS Business Administration, Ambassador University

  • S. C., PhD

    S. C., PhD

    Law, Politics, Economics, Business

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 1,598 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Politics, University of California
    LLM, Columbia Law School
    LLB, University of Cape Town Law School
    Bachelor of Business Science, Law & Economics, University of Cape Town

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