Gene Hall has over thirty years of experience studying the change process in schools, higher education, businesses, and governments. He has been a faculty member and administrator at four universities and is on the author team of Foundations of American Education (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), and The Joy of Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2008). He has conducted many studies of change processes, program evaluations and implementation assessments. He also serves regularly as a change process coach for leaders and aspiring leaders.
James A. Johnson, professor of education emeritus at Northern Illinois University, has been an educator for more than thirty-five years, serving as a public school teacher, teacher educator, and university administrator/researcher/consultant/speaker. He has been coauthor of fourteen editions of Foundations of American Education, as well as author or coauthor of three dozen other college textbooks.Gene E. Hall, professor of educational leadership at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), has served for more than thirty years as a teacher educator, researcher, and university administrator. He is active in assisting teacher education institutions in their efforts to become nationally accredited. He is also internationally known for his research on the change process in schools and other types of organizations. He is the lead architect of the widely used Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), which organizational leaders and staff developers employ in studying and facilitating the change process. In addition to coauthoring the last six editions of this text, he is coauthor of Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles and Potholes, Second Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2006), and The Joy of Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).Donna M. Gollnick is senior vice president of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), where she oversees accreditation activities. She is also past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and is a recognized authority in multicultural education. In addition to her work in teacher accreditation, she has taught in secondary schools and coauthored five editions of this text. She is also coauthor, with Philip C. Chinn, of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society, Eighth Edition (Merrill, 2009) and coauthor of The Joy of Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).