Ronald Mawby is a professor in the Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies at KSU. He holds a PhD in cognitive and developmental psychology from Clark University, a MA from Clark University, and a BA from St. John’s College. He worked in educational research and artificial intelligence before coming to the “great books” Honors Program at KSU, where he teaches mathematics, natural and social science, literature, and philosophy. His intellectual interests are wide and he has published in both the sciences and the humanities. He has served as an interim co-representative to the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education. Environmental issues are included in his courses on professional ethics and on ethics and leadership. Mawby has a special interest in the multiple, and sometimes conflicting, concepts of nature used in environmental studies.