Kathleen Odell Korgen, Ph D, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity.
Dr. Korgen’s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999).
Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.
Jonathan M. White, Ph D, is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate to Service Learning at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization, human rights, and public sociology.
Dr. White has received numerous teaching and humanitarian awards. He is the Founding Director of Sports for Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors for Free the Children, Peace Through Youth, the Graduation Pledge Alliance, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Dr. White also has served as Director and Coordinator for Youth Ambassadors for Peace, a project aimed at helping war-affected youth. He has authored articles in the fields of inequality and globalization, and is currently writing a book entitled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America.
Dr. White lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of 13 nieces and nephews.