AHSS Dean authors books on environment, homelessness

Laura Stivers, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Dominican, is presenting talks about her recent publications regarding environmental issues and homelessness.

Dr. Stivers will appear at Book Passage in Corte Madera on March 19 to sign Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach. In the book, Dr. Stivers, who is also Professor of Social Ethics in AHSS at Dominican, focuses on nine cases that explore issues such as population growth, material consumption, climate change, water rights and species conservation, genetic engineering and food security in sub-Saharan Africa, hydraulic fracturing and greenhouse gas reduction options, and mountaintop coal removal mining and fossil fuel divestment.

In addition, Dr. Stivers has authored a book on homelessness. It is entitled Disrupting Homelessness: From Charity to Community. She presented it at the Search for Meaning Book Festival at Seattle University on February 27.

Dr. Stivers received her PhD from the Graduate Theological Union, her MDiv from Pacific School of Religion, and her BA from Saint Olaf College. Stivers is the author of Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches, Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach (2012), and Co-editor of Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World (2006). She serves on the Board of the Society of Christian Ethics and was a past President of the Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion.


January 27, 2016