M. Winston Egan, chair of the Teacher Education Department in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, has taught children of all ages, preschool through high school. He began his special education career at Utah Boys Ranch. His writings appear in Behavior Disorders, Journal of Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Special Education, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, American Journal of Distance Education, Journal of Special Education, Rual Special Education Quarterly, and Teaching and Teacher Education. He has been honored with several univeristy teaching awards including Professor of the Year, Blue Key National Honor Society at Brigham Young University, and Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School of Education, University of Utah. He has also been an associate of the National Network of Education Renewal (NNER). His interests include youth development, video-anchored instruction, teacher socialization and development, and emotional/behavior disorders.
Michael L. Hardman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Special Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah. He also serves as the University Coordinator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring. In 2004-2005, Dr. Hardman was appointed the Matthew J. Guglielmo Endowed Chair at California State University, Los Angeles, and the Governor's Representative to the California Advisory Commission on Special Education. Additionally, Dr. Hardman is Senior Education Advisor to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children.Dr. Hardman has numerous publications in national journals throughout the field of education and has authored several college textbooks of which two, Human Exceptionality and Lifespan Perspectives on Intellectual Disabilities are now in ninth editions respectively. As a researcher, he has directed international and national demonstration projects in the areas of educational policy and reform, developmental disabilities, professional development, inclusive education, transition from school to adult life, and preparing tomorrow's leaders in special education.