Charles R. Embry is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Arts degree in Government from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, and a PhD. in Political Science from Duke University. He has published articles in Liberal Education and News for Teachers of Political Science (A Publication of the American Political Science Association), as well as numerous poems. His book, Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin: A Friendship in Letters, 1944-1984, was published in 2004 by the University of Missouri Press as a volume in the Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy. Also published by the University of Missouri Press are Philosophy, Literature and Politics: Essays Honoring Ellis Sandoz (2005), which he co-edited with Barry Cooper, The Philosopher and The Storyteller: Eric Voegelin and Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) and Voegelinian Readings of Modern Literature (2011). Professor Embry is married to Polly Detels, retired Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-Commerce. They live in Bellingham, WA.
Glenn Hughes is Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where he also holds the St. Mary’s Chair in Catholic Philosophy. He is the author of many articles and a number of books, including Mystery and Myth in the Philosophy of Eric Voegelin (1993), Transcendence and History (2003), and A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art (2011), all published by the University of Missouri Press. His poetry has appeared in many national literary journals and two chapbooks; he has also edited or co-edited four volumes of work by the Northwest poet Robert Sund. He is a regular contributor of original scholarship at national conferences, and has been both a coordinator of and invited lecturer at international meetings and events. Forthcoming in spring, 2017 is a volume of essays co-edited with Charles R. Embry entitled The Timelessness of Proust: Reflections on In Search of Lost Time. Professor Hughes lives in San Antonio, Texas.