Cooperative Education Faculty

Cooperative Education Advising 

The Co-op faculty takes an individualized approach to helping students consider their various options and pursue the opportunities they hope to attain. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor who meets with them one-on-one throughout their time at Antioch. They also work together as a team to support students, promote strategic skill development, and effectively communicate with partner organizations off-campus.

Over the course of four years, Co-op advisors help students position themselves for progressively challenging Co-op opportunities. They offer focused coursework and support students’ involvement in research efforts, interdisciplinary projects, and various community initiatives. Co-op faculty members also assist students with the development of long-term strategies so that they can steer themselves toward the career opportunities, graduate schools, or involvement with the communities of practice in which they hope to engage as they prepare for post-baccalaureate life.

Beth Bridgeman

Beth Bridgeman

Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education

Beth Bridgeman
Beth Bridgeman

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Beth teaches a series of Reskilling and Resilience courses, exploring seed-resilience, plant medicine, regenerative agriculture and commensality.  

She leads cooperative education partnerships in sustainability, environmental science, biomedical science, and alternative education, and is co-op liaison to the science division and to the Japanese language and culture program. A recipient of a faculty excellence award from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, she has also received GLCA OHLA funding for her project “Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology”. Accepted presentations in 2019 include: the Society for Ethnobiology, the Association for the Study of Food & Society, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, the Ohio State University, and School of the Alternative.  


Master of International Administration, SIT Graduate Institute

BA, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado


Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Service Award.


Food, Forage, Farm, Feast: Teaching Reskilling, Sustainability and Commensality at Antioch College- AASHE, 2019

The Antioch Apothecary: Place-Based Experiential Learning: Society for Ethnobiology, 2019

The Outdoor Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves, Environmental Education Council of Ohio, 2019

Seed Sovereignty: How to Save Seed and Why You Should: OEFFA, 2019

Seed Saving and Seed Law, CFAES Day of Education, The Ohio State University, 2019

Seed Law, Community Solutions, 2018

History of Seed Patent Law in the United States Since 1930, InFACT Seed to Sustainability, Antioch College, 2017

Community Efforts and Environmentalism, Chatham College Food and Climate Change conference, 2017

Seed-saving: Teaching Methods for School Gardening, OSU Extension Annual School Gardening Conference, 2017

Communities of Sustainable Practice: Seed-saving as Resilience, F.O.C.U.S. Minority, Women and Small Farmers conference, Central State University, 2016.  

A Higher Education Perspective on Outdoor Education, Environmental Education Council of Ohio Annual Conference, 2016


The Antioch Harvest: Seed-saving, Canning, Fermenting, and Preserving

Reskilling, Sustainability and Community

The Antioch Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves

Seed Sovereignty and Citizen Action.  

Resilience in the Anthropocene.

Food, Farming and Resilience: Integrative Learning on the Antioch Farm

Cooperative Education 145, 245, 345, 390,  445


Richard Kraince wearing gray suit with yellow tie

Richard Kraince

Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education and Associate Professor of Cooperative Education

Richard Kraince wearing gray suit with yellow tie
Richard Kraince

Richard Kraince is an associate professor of cooperative education as well as the Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education at Antioch College. He concentrates on the role of the university in social change both as a scholar and an educator. He conducts research on the relationships between social movements and educational reform internationally. He previously held posts as research professor of Southeast Asia studies and academic coordinator at El Colegio de México in Mexico City, where he taught graduate level courses on contemporary movements, social research methods, and the political sociology of Islam in Southeast Asia.

From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Kraince directed Ohio University’s Inter-Religious Dialogue Project. He previously served as a program officer with the Asia Foundation’s Islam and Civil Society program based in Jakarta. He conducted field research in Indonesia as a Foreign Language and Areas Studies grantee in 1998–99, a Fulbright Dissertation Research Program Fellow in 2000, and as a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2005. He has also conducted educational research projects in Malaysia and southern Thailand. Richard has numerous years of experience leading experiential education programs in Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. He speaks English, Indonesian/Malay, and Spanish.


  • Ph.D., Education, Ohio University
  • M.A., International Affairs—Southeast Asia Studies, Ohio University
  • M.A., Education, University of Rhode Island
  • B.S., Geology, Ohio University


  • EXPR 145: Foundations of Community Action: Cooperative Education Preparation
  • COOP 345: Cooperative Education Field Experience II
  • COOP 390: Cooperative Education Field Experience III
  • COOP 490: Cooperative Education Field Experience Capstone


  • “Kraince, R. G. (2013). Revisitar el islam civil-democrático en los estados postautoritarios: lecciones del Movimiento Indonesia de Reforma. In El Fin de un Sueño Secular: Religión y Relaciones Internacionales en el Cambio de Siglo. Mexico City: El Colegio de México; pp. 129-153. ISBN: 978-607-462-424-3.
  • “Kraince, R. G. (2009). The Challenge to Religious Liberty in Indonesia. Washington DC: The Heritage Foundation;
  • “Kraince, R. G. (2009). Reforming Islamic Education in Malaysia: Doctrine or Dialogue. In R. W. Hefner (ed.) Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia. Mānoa, Hawai'i: University of Hawai'i Press; pp. 106-140. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3280-3.
  • “Kraince, R. G. (Spring 2008) Academic Freedom in Muslim Societies. International Higher Education, 51. ISSN: 1084-0613.
  • “Kraince, R. G. (September 2007). Islamic Higher Education and Social Cohesion in Indonesia. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 37 (3), pp. 345-356. ISSN: 0033-1538 (print); ISSN: 1573-9090 (electronic).
  • “Heyneman, S. P., Kraince, R. G., Lesko, N. & Bastedo, M. (2007). Higher Education and Social Cohesion: A Comparative Perspective. In Higher Education in the New Century: Global Challenges and Innovative Ideas. P. Altbach & P. M. Peterson (Eds.). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers (in Conjunction with UNESCO). ISBN: 978-90-8790-199-8.
  • “Kraince, R. G. (Producer), Sustikarini, A. (Associate Producer), Yadi, D. A. & Nugroho, S. (Directors) (2008). Conflict Management [film]. Available from Ohio University Center for International Studies (English version) or University of Indonesia, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Center for Research on Inter-group Conflict and Conflict Resolution (Indonesian version).
  • “Kraince, R. G. (Producer), Sustikarini, A. (Associate Producer), & Sijabat, S. H. D. (Director) (2007). Interfaith Dialogue [film]. Available from Ohio University Center for International Studies (English version) or University of Indonesia, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Center for Research on Inter-group Conflict and Conflict Resolution (Indonesian version).
  • “Kraince, R. G. (Producer), Sustikarini, A. (Associate Producer), & Yadi, D. A. (Director) (2007). Peer Mediation: School, a Reflection of the Community [film]. Available from Ohio University Center for International Studies (English version) or University of Indonesia, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Center for Research on Inter-group Conflict and Conflict Resolution (Indonesian version).
Luisa Bieri Rios

Luisa Bieri Rios

Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education

Luisa Bieri Rios
Luisa Bieri Rios

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Luisa joined Antioch’s Cooperative Education faculty in 2015, and has a background in performance, women’s and gender studies, international education, and community engagement through the arts. Luisa has designed new co-op coursework engaging art as social practice, community action research, and place-based learning. Her primary focus areas within co-op include the arts and therapeutic practices as well as opportunities in Latin America. In Argentina, Luisa has developed co-op partnerships with organizations engaged in community action and social change, including: Mujeres de Artes Tomar, a feminist performance activist troupe; Fundación Hampatu, engaged in arts, sustainability and skills-based classes; and Club de Reparadores, a "repair club" that recycles and repairs items for reuse.

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Luisa's work as a writer, director and performer explores intersections of human rights, feminist thought, counter-memory, migration, ritual, and place-making. As an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow with Creative Alliance, Luisa developed an award-winning community arts program in southeast Baltimore. A member of Sol Rising healing arts troupe, Luisa was a founding member of Baltimore’s Theater Action Group and trained at The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory with Agosto and Julian Boal, among others. As a teaching artist, Luisa aspires towards embodied, experiential and liberatory pedagogies and practices.



  • M.A., Comparative Women’s Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • B.A., Latin American Literature, Theater, Smith College