Gregg A. Garn is an assistant professor in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Arizona State University. He earned an M.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. in history education from the University of Northern Iowa. His articles have been published in Educational Leadership and the Arizona School Boards Association Journal. His current research interests are charter schools, vouchers, school choice issues, and superintendent and school board relations.
April Gresham is a researcher, writer, and statistician living in Virginia. She has taught social psychology at the University of Minnesota, Furman University, and Lafayette College. Her scholarly work has appeared in Family Law Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies, Social Behavior and Psychology, and PS: Political Science and Politics. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1993 and her B.A. in psychology from the University of Georgia in 1985.
Lee L. Hager, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1981, is assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction with the Flagstaff Unified School District. He is on the adjunct faculty for Northern Arizona University at the Center for Excellence in Education. He has authored articles and made numerous presentations on middle level education, site-based shared decisionmaking and educational innovation. He has been a member of the U.S. secretary of education's Blue Ribbon Schools panel since 1984. Lee is a member of the Ecological Futures Global (EFG) curriculum consortium founded by futurist Joel Barker and educator Barbara Barnes. He is also a board member of the Western Regional Middle Level consortium. Lee has experience in both public and private education in Arizona, New York, and Washington State. Lee is married and has three children and may be reached at Ihager@flagstaff.apscc.k12.az.us
L. Elaine Halchin is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Syracuse University. Her dissertation, "Public Education and Vouchers: The Challenges and Possibilities for Democracy," examines how parents of school-age children in Milwaukee view education and the implications thereof for democracy. Her essay "A Different Type of Civic Education" was published in The Good Society in 1997. In addition to education policy, her interests include citizenship, urban government, and adult civic education. Prior to beginning work on her doctorate, she served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for eleven years.
Mary Hartley has represented the 20th legislative district in the Arizona state senate since 1995. The district encompasses portions of Phoenix, Glendale, El