Rick Szostak, PhD, is Professor of Economics at the University of Alberta where he has taught for 28 years. He is the author of ten books and 30 articles, all of an interdisciplinary nature. Several of his publications address how to do interdisciplinary research, teach interdisciplinary courses, administer interdisciplinary programs, or organize information in order to facilitate interdisciplinarity. As an Associate Dean, he created the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies at the UofA, the STS program, an Individualized Major, and two courses about interdisciplinarity. He teaches those courses as well as courses in STS and on economic growth. He has twice served as coeditor of the interdisciplinary journal "Issues in Integrative Studies. "He is President the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), 2010-12. He can be contacted at email@example.com.