Lawrence F. Locke is Professor Emeritus of Education and Physical Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A native of Connecticut, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SpringfieldCollege and a Ph.D. from StanfordUniversity. He has written extensively on the production and utilization of research on teaching and teacher education. As a teacher, graduate advisor, and consultant, he has supervised many student research projects. He continues to have an active interest in the use of the qualitative research paradigm for the study of teachers, teaching, and teacher development. He makes his home in Sunderland, Massachusetts, and, with his wife, Professor Lorraine Goyette (ElmsCollege), he spends part of each year writing, running, and exploring the Beartooth and CrazyMountains at Sky Ranch in Reed Point, Montana. In addition, he maintains a Web site devoted to the support and dissemination of research on curriculum, teaching, teacher preparation, and in-service teacher development for the subject area of public school physical education at
John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is affiliated with a graduate program in educational psychology that specializes in quantitative and qualitative methods in education. In this program, he specializes in qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods, multimethod research, and faculty and academic leadership issues in colleges and universities.