DONNA AMSTUTZ is Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming and Director of the Wyoming Adult Literacy Center. Her major areas of interest are adult basic education, community colleges, and issues of race, class, size, and gender.
IRENE C. BAIRD, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Education, is Director of Pennsylvania State Harrisburg’s Center City Women’s Enrichment Center. She is the author of Unlocking the Cell, and her research interests focus on social justice issues, especially of incarcerated women.
MARY BETH BINGMAN lives in western Virginia and is Associate Director of the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she coordinates research and development projects in partnership with the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.
RUTH BOUNOUS is Associate Professor and Director of Practicum at the Worden School of Social Service, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. While at Cornell University she created an adult learning program for kitchen workers and custodians. This, along with her teaching experiences, serve as the context for her views on teaching and the teacher–student relationship.
ANGELA HUMPHREY BROWN is Assistant Professor and Secondary Education Coordinator at Piedmont College in Athens, Georgia. Her research interests include teacher training and issues related to African-American women as students and as teachers.