Bron Ingoldsby is Associate Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. A leader in the area of cross-cultural family research, he is the author of numerous professional publications, including (with Raeann Hamon) Mate Selection Across Cultures. His current work focuses on family change among the Hutterian Brethren, and marriage in Latin America. He is a popular instructor of Cross Cultural Family classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He was honored as the 2002 recipient of the Jan Trost Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative Family Studies by the National Council on Family Relations. He has served twice on the NCFR board as the chair of the International and Religion & Family Life sections.
Suzanna Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She has a Ph.D. in Child and Family Development and a Master's Degree in Social Work; and is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). In addition to teaching, Dr. Smith develops Extension programs for families through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Her research has focused on difficult economic transitions and the impacts on women and their families, particularly in rural and natural resource dependent communities. She also has experience in human services, offering resources and support to children, women, families, and the elderly in need. Her international work has included research and training programs in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Haiti, and Korea, as well as coursework for international students and faculty.