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Sharon L. Nichols
University of Texas at San Antonio
Sharon L. Nichols is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She got her Ph.D. from University of Arizona where she studied student belongingness, adolescent development, and motivation. She is the co-author (with Tom Good) of America’s Teenagers—Myths and Realities: Media Images, Schooling, and the Social Costs of Indifference (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2004). Her current research interests include educational policy, student motivation, and teacher effectiveness.
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University
Gene V Glass, a Regents' Professor of Education Policy Studies and Psychology in Education at the Arizona State University College of Education, earned his B.A. from the University of Nebraska (1962) and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin (1965). He has been a faculty member of the University of Illinois (1965–67) and the University of Colorado (1967–86). Glass has been a Visiting Scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry (Munich) and the Center for the Study of Evaluation (UCLA). Trained originally in statistics, his interests now include evaluation methodology and policy analysis. In 1975, he was elected President of the American Educational Research Association. He served as Editor of the Review of Educational Research (1968–70), Editor for Methodology of the Psychological Bulletin (1978–80), and Co-Editor of the American Educational Research Journal (1983–86). He was twice (1968, 1970) honored with the Palmer O. Johnson award of AERA; in 1984, he received the Lazarsfeld Award of the American Evaluation Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. Currently he serves as editor of Education Review and is Executive Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts.
David C. Berliner
Arizona State University
David C. Berliner is Regents’ Professor of Education at Arizona State University. He has also taught at the Universities of Arizona, Massachusetts, Oregon, and at Stanford University, as well as in Australia, Israel, Spain and the Netherlands. Dr. Berliner is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and is a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is the recipient of awards for distinguished contributions from APA, AERA, and the National Education Association (NEA). He is co-author (with B. J. Biddle) of the best seller The Manufactured Crisis, co-author (with Ursula Casanova) of Putting Research to Work, and co-author (with N. L. Gage) of the textbook Educational Psychology, now in its 6th edition. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Educational Psychology and the books Talks to Teachers, and Perspectives on Instructional Time. He has authored almost 200 published articles, technical reports, and book chapters.