Charles J. Russo is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. The 1998-1999 President of the Education Law Association and 2002 winner of its McGhehey (Lifetime Achievement) Award, he is the author or coauthor of more that 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals and the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of 26 books. He has been the editor of the Yearbook of Education Law for the Education Law Association since 1995 and has written or coauthored in excess of 600 publications. In addition to serving on a variety of editorial boards, he speaks and teaches extensively on issues in education law in the United States and throughout the world, having spoken in more than 20 countries. In recognition of his work on school law, Russo recieved an honorary PhD from Potchefstroom University (now the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University) in Pochefstroom, South Africa, in May of 2004.
Richard Gargiulo is a Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1999, he was awarded the University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar to the Czech Republic and has authored numerous books on the subjects of special education, early childhood education, and child abuse and neglect.