Michael Klare, Five College professor of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute. He has written widely on U.S. military policy, international peace and security affairs, the global arms trade, and global resource politics.
His books include American Arms Supermarket (1984), Low-Intensity Warfare (1988), Peace and World Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide (Fifth Edition, 1989; Sixth Edition, 1994), World Security: Challenges for a New Century (First Edition, 1991; Second Edition, 1994; Third Edition, 1998), Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws (1995), Light Weapons and Civil Conflict (1999), Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2004), and The Race for What's Left (2012).
His articles have appeared in many journals, including Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Current History, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, The Nation, Scientific American, and Technology Review.
He serves on the board of the Arms Control Association and advises other organizations in the field.
Colin Twitchell 78F
Colin Twitchell is the founding director of the Hampshire College Lemelson Center, now the Center for Design, and teaches about applied design, invention, and entrepreneurship in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College.
Colin graduated from Hampshire in 1986, studied primarily mechanical design and exercise physiology. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in the field of assistive technology. During this time he has worked for the Massachusetts Adaptive Design Services, the Institute on Applied Technology at Boston Children's Hospital, and created the adaptation techniques and instructional methodology used by the American Canoe Association's Adaptive Paddling Certification Program.
In 1993, he founded ErgoSport, a company focused on custom and production adaptive recreational equipment. Additionally, Twitchell has designed and built a human-powered aircraft, been involved with the start-up of several businesses, and worked with international organizations on the development of adaptive equipment.
Donna Cohn, visiting assistant professor of applied design, received a B.S. from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, and a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
She has worked with assistive technology and universal design over the past 25 years, first designing customized devices with the Boston Center for Independent Living, and later working as a product designer for AliMed, a medical product manufacturing and distribution company. Professor Cohn's course offerings at Hampshire present applied design topics in the context of social and environmental issues.
Megan Briggs Lyster
Megan Briggs Lyster, adjunct assistant professor of social entrepreneurship, received a B.A. degree with a focus in family and developmental psychology from Hampshire College and an M.A. degree with a focus in social entrepreneurship education from Prescott College.
She has spent the past twelve years working with both non-profit and for-profit enterprises in the Pioneer Valley, and has been teaching courses in social entrepreneurship and soft goods design at the Hampshire College Center for Design for the past four years.
Beth Ferguson 96F
Beth Ferguson is an ecological designer, public artist, and founding director of Sol Design Lab. She has worked to help thousands experience the power of solar energy with her iconic solar charging stations on the streets of San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, and at SXSW, Coachella, and festivals across the U.S. Beth has taught design/build classes at Hampshire College, the University of Texas at Austin, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Glenn Armitage 81F
Glenn Armitage is the Center for Design Fabrication Shop Supervisor.
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