Jo Anne Kraus
Jo Anne Kraus is an independent scholar, teacher, and naturalist born in Newport News, Virginia, and based in the New York City area for 50 years. She holds an MA in medieval studies and a PhD in comparative literature from CUNY. Krauss helped develop an earth ministry at Christ Church Riverdale in the Bronx, founded and directed a literacy program for women and children in transitional housing in New York City, and has taught remedial reading skills to children since 2006. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.