About the Author
and Director of the Center for Drug Abuse Research, Howard University.
Geraldine Kearse Brookins, President of Changing Dynamics, Jackson,
Mississippi, and past Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute, Wayne State
Grace Carroll, Education Consultant based in Oakland, California.
Aline M. Garrett, Retired Professor and Head, Psychology Department,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Sandra Graham, Professor, Department of Education, UCLA.
John W. Hagen, Executive Officer, Society for Research in Child
Algea O. Harrison-Hale, Professor of Psychology, Oakland University.
John P. Jackson, Jr., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication,
University of Colorado, Boulder.
Deborah J. Johnson, Professor of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State
Velma LaPoint, Professor of Human Development and Psychoeducational
Studies, School of Education, Howard University.
Harriette Pipes McAdoo, University Distinguished Professor, Department
of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University.
Vonnie C. McLoyd, Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Scientist
at the Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina,
Suzanne M. Randolph, Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park.
Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Constance E. Clayton Professor in Urban
Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
Margaret Beale Spencer, Board of Overseers Professor of Applied
Psychology and Human Development, University of Pennsylvania.
Veronica G. Thomas, Professor, Department of Human Development and
Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, Howard University.
ValoraWashington, Professor and Director of Center for Children, Families
and Public Policy, Lesley University.
Trellis Waxler, Retired Education Specialist for the Head Start Bureau,
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and
Melvin Wilson, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia,