RONALD G. CORWIN is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Ohio State University. He also served as director of basic research in the U.S. Department of Education. He has been a vice president of the American Educational Research Association and has held elected positions in the American Sociological Research Association. Author or co-author of 15 books and two dozen contributed chapters, he also edited a series of books on educational research. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review and other sociological journals, including Sociology of Education for which he served as an associate editor.
E. JOSEPH SCHNEIDER serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow, National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Washington, D.C., and was the Deputy Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). He has also served as President of Leadership Development Resources, an educational consulting company based in Arlington, Va. From 2000-2004 he was Executive Secretary of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, a coalition of ten national education associations. For 15 years he was the CEO of a Washington-based education association that represents university-based research centers and nonprofit educational agencies.