William M. Klepper is a professor of management at the Columbia Business School, where he teaches a course on executive leadership, and the faculty director of Columbia's partnership with the Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX). His most recent publication is What CEOs Have Yet to Learn.Robert Chaskin is an associate professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and a research fellow at Chapin Hall Center for Children. He is the coauthor of Building Community Capacity.
Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a researcher and writer on urban neighborhoods in the United States (New York, Chicago) and Paris, France. He is also a documentary film-maker. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day. In 2006 he also published Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor about illegal economies in Chicago. Off the Books received a Best Book Award from Slate.Com (2006) as well as the C. Wright Mills Award (2007). His first book, American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (2000) explored life in Chicago public housing. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University from 1996-1999. He is currently Director of the Center for Urban Research and Policy, and Director of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship Program, both at Columbia University.