Marnie Rorholm is an MBA (Gonzaga University, 1997), and a recent PhD graduate in the School of Leadership Studies (2020), where she was the inaugural winner of the Eva Lassman Memorial Scholarship Grant for Holocaust research, and is a 2020 Greenleaf Scholar.
Dr. Joan Braune holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Kentucky and works in Critical Theory and Hate Studies. Her first book, "Erich Fromm's Revolutionary Hope" (Sense Publishers 2014), explored how Erich Fromm's contribution to Critical Theory arose in part as a defense of hope in the face of the threat of fascism. She is co-editor with Kieran Durkin of the forthcoming, "The Critical Theory of Erich Fromm: Essays on Hope, Humanism, and the Future" (Bloomsbury 2019). She is currently writing a book on why resistance to fascism needs to learn from Critical Theory. In addition to scholarly publications, she has given over two dozen presentations in the past three years to community audiences, including faith communities, unions, high school teachers and administrators, and community service organizations, on the current practices of hate groups, how to resist, and how to prevent recruitment of youth by white nationalist groups.
Marnie Rorholm is an MBA (Gonzaga University, 1997), and a current Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in the School of Leadership Studies, where she was the inaugural winner of the Eva Lassman Memorial Scholarship Grant for Holocaust research.