Letter from the Editor

September 5, 2017

It is an honor to welcome you to Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Ashford Humanities Review (AHR).  The AHR offers Ashford University students the opportunity to present high quality, original, critical essays in the humanist disciplines in a peer-reviewed and edited publication.

This issue features the work of seven Ashford University students whose spirited essays span the wide-ranging topics of: the role of nature in writing; religiosity and the American presidency; the reason we tell monster stories; love and responsibility in war; the conflict and harmony between science and religion; and, making sense of death in John Donne’s poem “Death Be Not Proud,”and an argument for adding arts and humanities to the STEM Curriculum.

On behalf pf Mathew Lewerenz, MA, Chair of the Publications Committee at Ashford University, and the editorial staff of the AHR, I would like to thank our students for their intriguing work.

Julie Pedersen, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief