Dr. Joe Baust is a professor of environmental education at Murray State University where he directs the Center for Environmental Education and has also directed a program in environmental sustainability in Bregenz . Austria for more than ten years.
Dr. Terry Wilson is the director of the Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability at Western Kentucky University
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Memphis State University and doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
His grandfather was born in Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1904. His familiy roots are also from Germany and Prussia. Much of the stories that led him to Austria were from his Uncle Joseph Sorger whose love for history and connection to family history propelled the completion of this book.