Peter Ellard is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Siena College in Loudonville NY, where his courses focus on science and religion, environmental ethics, and religion and the environment. His scholarship spans a wide breadth of topics: His doctoral dissertation was published as The Sacred Cosmos: Theological, Philosophical, and Scientific Conversations in the Twelfth Century School of Chartres (2007). He wrote a comparative essay in The International Journal of Environmental Studies on Thomas Berry, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Benedict, noting the various shades of green in their respective thought. He is working on his first book on the Thomas Berry archives at Harvard. Named Lecturer of the Year at Siena College (2011 and 2013) and Administrator of the Year at Siena College (2004 and 2012), his three degrees are from Fordham University. He resides in Stephentown NY with his wife Amy and their children Olivia and Holden.