Deanne Buffalari, PhD, is an assistant professor of neuroscience and psychology at Westminster College, a small, liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania. She also serves as the neuroscience program director at Westminster College. After receiving a B.S in Neuroscience from Allegheny College, Deanne earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught and performed research at the University of Pittsburgh, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, and Chatham University. Deanne's research focuses on how adaptive behaviors become maladaptive, with a particular emphasis on addiction and stress. Deanne also performs research on effective teaching and outreach approaches that combine neuroscience with other disciplines.
Nadine Lehrer, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Food Studies at Chatham University. She holds a PhD in natural resources science and management from the University of Minnesota and a BA in psychology from Yale University. Nadine’s work has focused on U.S. farm policy, pesticide use in fruit orchards, sustainability in agriculture, and pedagogy for teaching food and agriculture. She teaches courses including Dairy: From Pasture to Plate, Sustainable Meat Production, U.S. Agricultural Policy, Global Agriculture, and Research Methods. She is author of “U.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reform: Ideological Conflicts over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture” and has published in Agriculture and Human Values, Biological Control, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, and Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, among others. Prior to her graduate work, Nadine also spent time working in urban tree care, in social services, on vegetable and livestock farms, and in agriculture and forestry in Central and South America.