Stephen Gilson & Elizabeth DepoyAbout Us

Educated at major research universities, Stephen Gilson, PhD and Elizabeth DePoy PhD bring interdisciplinary backgrounds in arts, social sciences, and humanities to their work. Together, they have published 15 books, multiple chapters in edited collections and over 100 journal articles.

Realizing an unfilled need, Astos was developed in 2000 to assist community and grass roots agencies to develop, implement, seek funding and evaluate programs and solutions to local problems. As the company grew, Stephen and Liz became involved in collaboratively crafting programs and inventing products to advance full participation of all community members in civic, social, health, artistic, and productive activity.