Hugh Mehan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and founding director of The Center for Research on Educational Equity, Access, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UC-San Diego. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, and is the author of six books. In 2008 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AERA.
Stein holds a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor in the Administrative and Policy Department of the School of Education and Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. She holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Pittsburgh