Contributors

Marcos Chin (above: The Saintly Order, Winter 2020) is an Illustrator whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues and in magazines. He has worked companies and publications including MTA Arts for Transit, Neiman Marcus, Time, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times.

Stephen Brodner is an illustrator, caricaturist and author whose work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, National Lampoon, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Texas Monthly and elsewhere.

Chris Buzelli is a painter and illustrator based in New York City. His clients include Harper’s, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Sundance Film Festival, United Airlines, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and ESPN Creative Networks.

Lucy Clarke taught for 29 years in Los Angeles and El Paso and was president of the American Federation of Teachers local for El Paso ISD from 2008–14. Clarke has earned graduate degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech School of Law.

Antonio De Loera-Brust ’17 is a public policy fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a Joseph A. O’Hare Fellow at America Magazine, where he wrote about politics, film, immigration and sports.

Christopher J. Finlay is associate professor who teaches communication studies in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on new media and global communication.

Michael Genovese is professor of political science in the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies. The author of more than 50 books, he also is president of the LMU Global Policy Institute and a frequent commentator on CNN.

The Heads of State is a design studio in Philadelphia. Contributing frequently to LMU Magazine, the firm’s artists have worked with Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Wired and others.

Dick Jerardi covered college basketball and horse racing for the Philadelphia Daily News from 1985 to 2017. He reported on 25 NCAA basketball Final Fours, and in January 1990 he covered LMU’s games vs. LaSalle and St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia. Follow him @DickJerardi.

James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, editor of America magazine, and consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication. He is author of many books, including “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.” His most recent book is “Building a Bridge,” about LGBT Catholics.

Adam McCauley is a San Francisco-based artist whose clients include Smithsonian, The New York Times, Harper Collins, the Victoria & Albert Museum and SF MOMA.

Kevin McCollister is a Los Angeles photographer. His blog “East of West L.A.,” was called “One of LA’s 30 Essential Blogs” by L.A. Observed. A collection of his photos appears in his book, “East of West LA.” Follow him @east_of_west_la.

Evelyn McDonnell is an associate professor and director of the LMU journalism program. Her most recent book, which she edited, is “Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl.” Follow her @EvelynMcDonnell.

Jim McDermott, S.J., is the West Coast correspondent for America Magazine. McDermott has written extensively on California, pop culture and God. Follow him @PopCulturPriest.

Bryan Meltz is a documentary and portrait photographer whose clients have included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Outside Magazine and other publications. She is based in San Francisco.

Rebecca Ott is a Toronto-based artist who works in paint, print and paper.

Emiliano Ponzi is an illustrator whose clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Moma NY and Amnesty International. He is based in Milan.

Edel Rodriguez is a frequent contributor to LMU Magazine whose work has appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Time, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. Follow him @EdelStudio.

Nicolas G. Rosenthal teaches history in the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He is the author of “Reimagining Indian Country.” His “This is Indian Country” appeared in LMU Magazine (Summer 2016).

Joseph Ross ’80 is the author of four books of poetry, including “Raising King,” (forthcoming in 2020). His poetry has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Southern Quarterly, Xavier Review and elsewhere. He teaches English at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C.

Mark Evan Schwartz is associate professor of screenwriting in the LMU School of Film and Television. An award-winning screenwriter, he has credits on more than a dozen feature films and television shows and movies.

Scott Timberg, who passed away in December 2019, was a frequent contributor to LMU Magazine, is the author of “Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class.” His work appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Magazine and elsewhere.

David L. Ulin, a frequent contributor to LMU Magazine, is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles” and “The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time.” Follow him @davidulin.

Milton Un is design director for Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis. His work spans design, art direction and illustration, and he has worked on projects with Nike, Appl, Adidas, ESPN, Red Bull and others. Follow him @miltonun.

D. J. Waldie is a cultural historian, memoirist and essayist. His most recent publications are “Ruscha, LA, and a Sense of Place in the West” and “A River Still Runs Through It,” a social history of the Los Angeles River. He is a recipient of the California Book Award, the Whiting Writers Award, and the Dale Prize for Urban and Regional Planning. Follow him @DJWaldie.

Michael Waraska is a Chicago-based artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, The Los Angeles Times and elsewhere.

Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. is professor and chair of the theatre arts program in the LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts. An actor, director and stage combat choreographer, he has written numerous articles on theatre, cinema, Shakespeare and Japanese culture. Follow him @HauntedKevin.

Nicole Xu is an illustrator in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Shanghai, her work has appeared in Ad Age, Buzzfeed, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, VICE and other publications. Follow her @rami_noooodles.