Sharan B. Merriam is professor emeritus of adult education and qualitative research at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She is the author,coauthor, or editor of more than twenty-six books, including Learning in Adulthood, The Profession and Practice of Adult Education, and The New Update on Adult Learning Theory, all from Jossey-Bass.
André P. Grace is a professor in educational policy studies and director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is the coauthor of Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education ???from Jossey-Bass.