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John Lennard is editor of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Exploring Globalization and editor of the Genre Fiction Sightlines and Monographs series for Humanities E-Books LLP. He was born in Bristol, UK, and educated there, at Oxford, and in St Louis. He was a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1991-8, and has taught for the Universities of London and Notre Dame, UWI-Mona in Kingston, Jamaica, as well as on-line for Fairleigh Dickinson University. His publications include But I Digress (Clarendon Press, 1991), The Poetry Handbook (OUP, 1995; 2/e 2005), The Drama Handbook (OUP, 2002), and a collection, Of Modern Dragons and other essays on Genre Fiction (HEB, 2007), as well as guides to work by Shakespeare, Nabokov, Paul Scott, Walter Mosley, Octavia Butler, Reginald Hill, Ian McDonald, and Tamora Pierce. An annotated edition of Ralph Thompson's prize-winning verse-novel View from Mount Diablo (2001) will be published by Peepal Tree Press and HEB early in 2009.


Editorial Board

John E. Becker, Emeritus Professor of English in Becton College at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Specialist in American Literature, webmaster for FDU´s University Core program, former review editor of Worldview magazine, a publication of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Katharine Bullard, Assistant Professor of History in University College at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in American history, immigration and women's issues.

Joseph Chuman, author, leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, N.J., and Professor of Religion and Human Rights at Columbia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hunter College. Specialist in Human Rights and the author of many publications on human rights.

Walter Cummins, Emeritus Professor of English in Becton College at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Editor-in-Chief of The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, author of over 100 published stories, story collections, novels and an essay collection.

Robert Houle, Assistant Professor of History in Becton College at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in African history, colonialism and religion in Africa.

Khyati Joshi, Assistant Professor of Education in University College at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in multicultural education, race and religion in the U.S., immigration/transnationalism.

Odysseus Makridis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Becton College at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in ethics, political philosophy, ancient philosophy and metaphysics.

Marion McClary, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and co-director of Department of Biological Sciences in University College at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in behavioral and physiological ecology and in benthic biodiversity.

Ethne Swartz, Associate Professor and Chair of Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies Department of the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Specialist in strategic management and women entrepreneurship.

Advisory Board

Kenneth Benoit, Professor of Quantitative Social Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Daniel Born, Editor, The Common Review. Vice President, Post-Secondary Programs, The Great Books Foundation.

Seyom Brown, Wien Professor of International Cooperation, Brandeis University. Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jigna Desai, Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Director, Asian American Studies Program, University of Minnesota.

Dominic Elliott, Professor of Business Continuity and Strategic Management, Centre for Risk and Crisis Management, University of Liverpool Management School.

Fawaz Gerges, Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, Sarah Lawrence College.

Samir Khalaf, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida.

William Neenan, SJ, Former Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Boston College, currently Vice-President and Special Assistant to the President, Boston College. 

Bruce Robbins, Professor of English, Columbia University.

Joel Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Victor Roudometof, Assistant Professor, Department of Social & Political Sciences, University of Cyprus.

John Tessitore, Editor of Ethics and International Affairs, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. 

Daniel Tichenor, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University.


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, Associate Provost for Global Learning

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, Director of Web Technologies, Global Learning

Shradha Jaisingh, Analyst Intern and Editorial Assistant



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Call for Submissions

Exploring Globalization welcomes inquiries and submissions, with a special interest in reviews and review essays of recent books on topics related to globalization and reconsiderations of classic works in light of current circumstances.

We also consider original articles on matters of global concern and profiles of individuals and organizations engaged in activities with a global impact.

Articles dealing with the challenges of teaching about globalization, from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, may be submitted for a special Pedagogies of Globalization section.

Please review thoroughly our Submission Guidelines prior to sending us your work.

If you have questions about a submission, please write to editors@gig.org.

Send all submissions to: submissions@gig.org.