Vermont Humanities
Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues.

Damian Costello

Damian Costello

Damian Costello specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry at various locations, in addition to performing.

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Joseph Gainza

In addition to teaching grade school in Brooklyn and Vermont, Joseph has been a community organizer/outreach worker for an anti-poverty agency, served as advocacy director for the rights of people with disabilities, and a program director and instructor of adults at Woodbury College.

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Yvonne Daley

Yvonne Daley is the author of six nonfiction books, including “Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont.”

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Philip Crossman

Philip Crossman has spent most of his life teaching the humanities to high school and college students. His interest in Middle Eastern history was sparked by several years he spent working in Jerusalem.

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William Edelglass

William Edelglass is Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Emerson College.