Our History and Our Team

The Journal

The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the theory and practice of activism, nonviolence, organizing, pacifism, and resistance, especially related to examples such as M. K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, or Jane Addams.

Established in 1986 by Ha Poong Kim, and edited for many years by Barry L. Gan, The Acorn is today published biannually with the support of Texas State University.

Subscriptions to the online journal, with access to “Online First” previews and archives of past issues, may be accessed at the Philosophy Documentation Center at: https://www.pdcnet.org/acorn/The-Acorn

A limited-edition print copy is also available via donation. Please contact the Editor via rm95-at-txstate-dot-edu for pricing and payment information.

Subscribers to The Acorn are invited to become members of The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society (The Society) on an “opt-in” basis. The Society is affiliated with the American Philosophical Association.

last updated Dec. 2, 2021

The Team

Following is the current editorial team of The Acorn. The Editor and Associate Editors also serve as the governing board for The Society.


Greg Moses, Texas State University

Associate Editors

Sanjay Lal, Clayton State University

Anthony Sean Neal, Mississippi State University

José-Antonio Orosco, Oregon State University

Gail Presbey, University of Detroit Mercy

Editorial Board

Doug Allen, University of Maine

Will Barnes, University of New Mexico

Robert Birt, Bowie State University

Predrag Cicovacki, College of the Holy Cross

Kim Diaz, The University of Texas at El Paso

Sahar Heydari Fard, The Ohio State University

Jennifer Fenton, Marquette University

Andrew Fiala, California State University, Fresno

Carlo Filice, State University of New York, Geneseo

Charles Fink, Miami Dade College

Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, State University of New York, Cortland

Bill Gay, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Fuat Gursozlu, Loyola University Maryland

Tom Hastings, Portland State University

Myron Jackson, Western Carolina University

Amir Jaima, Texas A&M University

Jeff Shawn Jose, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

Jyotsna Kapur, Southern Illinois University

Jennifer Kling, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Court Lewis, Pellissippi State Community College

Krishna Mani Pathak, Hindu College, University of Delhi

Dwayne Tunstall, Grand Valley State University

Legacy Editors

Ha Poong Kim

Barry L. Gan

Mailing Address

The Acorn

102 Comal

601 University Dr.

San Marcos, TX 78666