Marilynne Boyle-Baise is an assistant professor in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University-Bloomington. She teaches and writes about multicultural education, social studies, and curriculum theory.
Kathleen Densmore is an associate professor in the College of Education at San José State University in California. Her teaching and research address issues of multicultural education, school-community relations, and the relationship between educational and social change. She is currently working to establish community learning centers in three urban public schools. She is co-author of Just Schooling: Teachers' Cultural Practices.
Patricia Efiom is the mother of four children, ages 3 to 17. All are students in the Bloomington, Indiana school district. Patricia oversees student life issues in an undergraduate residence center. Originally from New York, Patricia and Nigerian-born husband, Patrick Efiom, have lived in Bloomington for 10 years.
Joseph A. Erickson is an associate professor in the education department at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 1991, he has studied and promoted service-learning in K through 12 and postsecondary schools, focusing on various ways to integrate service-learning into teacher education programs. He is co-editor (with Jeffrey B. Anderson) of the monograph, Learning With the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Teacher Education, published in 1997 by the American Association for Higher Education.
Joe Galura is the director of Project Community, an innovative partnership between the School of Education, the Department of Sociology, and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. Project Community is one of the nations oldest and largest service-learning courses, placing nearly 500 students with criminal justice, education, health, and social change agencies each academic year. Joe founded the OCSL Press, which publishes The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. He edited the three-volume Praxis series with Jeff Howard and is currently working on Praxis 2000.
Irma Guadarrama is an associate professor at the University of Houston specializing in teacher education, bilingual and second language education, social themes in literacy and writing, and program