VIDEO: Dr. Michael Zavada, Dean of Arts & Sciences, SHU & Dr. Stark [9:53]

NJ Arts News released today the fourth of its five-part radio series Words Matter. NJ Arts News produced this series of interviews with leaders of New Jersey higher education to explore and define vital connections among civics, media, sustainability, and democracy. Parts 3 and 4 are available as podcasts at The entire five-part radio series will be broadcast by Seton Hall Pirate Radio WSOU FM 89.5 FM at 7 p.m., Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, 2014. Other radio stations are encouraged to air any or all segments. 

Michael Zavada speaks about environmental change as a "test of humanity," and the necessity of citizen knowledge and civic action. Bio: Dr. Zavada served as Professor and Chair of Tennessee State University's Biological Sciences Department, holds an M.S. in Botany from Arizona State University and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University Connecticut-Storrs.