Editors and Contributing Editors 

Joseph S. Biehl, Editor

Dr. Biehl is the founder and Executive Director of the Gotham Philosophical Society and Young Philosophers of New York. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from St. John’s University (Queens) and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY.  He is co-editor (with Sharon M. Meagher and Samantha Noll) of The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City, (Routledge, 2019).

Sharon M. Meagher, Contributing Editor

Dr. Meagher is Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. She is the author of articles on philosophy of the city, urban geography, feminist theory and practice, and ethics, and the editor of two books, a feminist analysis of public policy (Women and Children First, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005) (co-edited with Patrice DiQuinzio) and Philosophy and the City: Classic to Contemporary Writings (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008). She is completing a monograph on the relationship between Western philosophy and the city entitled Philosophical Streetwalking: Grounding Philosophy and the City and is co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City (Routledge, 2019). She serves on the editorial board of the journal CITY.

Michele Moody-Adams, Contributing Editor

Dr. Moody-Adams is currently Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, where she served as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education from 2009-2011. Moody-Adams has published articles on equality and social justice, moral psychology and the virtues, and the philosophical implications of gender and race. She is also the author of a widely cited book on moral relativism, Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture and Philosophy. Her current work includes articles on academic freedom, equal educational opportunity, and democratic disagreement. She is at work on a book tentatively entitled Renewing Democracy, on the political institutions and political culture essential to achieving justice and promoting stability in multicultural democracies.

Michael Menser, Senior GPS Fellow, Contributing Editor

Dr. Menser teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Brooklyn College and is a member of the doctoral faculty in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY. He is Director of the Economic Democracy Project, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Participatory Budgeting Project and works with the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay. He is the author of We Decide! Theories and Cases in Participatory Democracy. 

Ian Olasov, Contributing Editor

Mr. Olasov is a doctoral student in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches philosophy at Brooklyn College. His research interests are broad, but currently center around when and how people express their moral attitudes in everyday conversation. He also organizes Brooklyn Public Philosophers, a monthly philosophy speaker and discussion series for a general audience. You can read some of his writing for a general audience at Slate, Vox, and Public Seminar. He is Brooklyn born and bred.