The completion of this book involved the assistance and support of many people. First, it should be acknowledged that OSRP students and staff were invaluable in helping me to understand themselves and their program. Without their openness, I could never have written this book. I would also like to acknowlege the support of Robert Stevenson, Catherine Cornbleth, Mwalimu Shujaa, and Michael Sedlak. Each of these individuals read and commented on the text in different (and yet helpful) ways. Last, I would like to express my gratitude to my wife and good friend, Terry, who patiently read and commented on this project more times than I can count.