ANN BATTLE is assistant director of the Department of Human Development, College of Education, University of Maryland College Park. Her research interests are in the areas of adolescent cognition and socialization processes as they relate to measures of school adjustment and overall classroom climate. Dr. Battle is also the director of the Human Development Master's in Education program for secondary education teachers.
HEATHER A. BIMONTE is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. A. Granholm at the University of South Carolina. She is interested in the role of estrogen effects on memory.
RICHARD DE LISI is a professor of educational psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has written about 50 publications pertaining to cognitive development, sex differences in cognitive abilities, and sex role development. He is currently Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He is author of a recent book, co-authored with Jeffrey K. Smith and Lisa F. Smith, titled Natural Classroom Assessment. Designing Seamless Instruction & Assessment.
LISA M. DINELLA is a doctoral student in the Family and Human Development program at Arizona State University. She is currently finishing her master's degree in marriage and family therapy. Her master's thesis is on girls and math and science development. Her B.S. is in psychology from Trenton State College.
JACQUELYNNE S. ECCLES is the Wilbert McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Education, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the development of achievement beliefs, values, and motivation; gender differences in these beliefs and values; the influence of educational contexts on children's motivation and achievement; and development in the family. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and currently serves on the Board of Editors for Child Development.