|J. Steven Picou, Professor of Sociology and past chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama, received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1971 from the Louisiana State University. Dr. Picou has held numerous research and academic positions since receiving his Ph.D. Some of his appointments include former Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama, Affiliate Scientist for the Prince William Sound Science Center, Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute, and multiple others. Dr. Picou has been decorated with countless awards for his research and academic contributions and been selected to offices of several prestigious organizations.
|Michael Brant DeMaria, a clinical psychologist and Grammy-nominated musician, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dr. DeMaria worked with abused and neglected children early in his career and was eventually further awakened to “indigenous healing methods” leading to the integration of these methods into his presentations and practice. Dr. DeMaria considers himself a “life guide” for others and uses his music, presentations, and personal growth books to help others through self-discovery and acceptance.|