C. Holly Denning is an Academic Staff Instructor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Interests include Peace and Social Justice and Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Multicultural and interdisciplinary interests characterize scholarly work and teaching. She serves as the Advisor to two students organizations--P.E.A.C.E. (Peace, Education and Activism through Creative Engagement) and NACAA (Native American Cultural Awareness Association). Recent research has focused on ongoing impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil disaster. Spiritual agency is an emerging concept added to restorative, community and environmental justice approaches to analyzing disasters. Global water issues are an additional focus as part of a strategic initiative on campus. She has partnered in designing a new minor in Peace and Justice Studies at UWW. Holly serves on the Race and Ethnic Studies Task Force, Co-Chairs the Earth Week Committee and teaches in learning communities for incoming students. Doctoral research at Boston College in the program for Social Justice extended through the 1990’s and early 2000’s; Holly still has ABD status.