Stephen Thornton is Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. He has over 130 research publications in experimental nuclear physics and has done research at several accelerator facilities in the United States and Europe. He has directed the research for 25 graduate students. He has held two U.S. Senior Fulbright-Hays Fellowships and a Max-Planck Fellowship to do research at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany on two occasions. He was the founding Director of the University of Virginia Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. He has published three college textbooks for physics: "Classical Dynamics" and "Modern Physics" (both published with Brooks Cole, a part of Cengage Learning), and "Physics for Scientists and Engineers." He is currently Director of the Master of Arts in Physics Education program at the University of Virginia, which has graduated more than 70 high school physics teachers. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of several organizations including American Association of Physics Teachers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association, Virginia Association of Science Teachers (past President), and the Virginia Math and Science Coalition. He has developed multiple courses for undergraduate students and high school physics teachers.Robert Carver is Professor of Business Administration at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He teaches courses in business statistics, information systems, business and society, as well as the Department's Senior Honors Research Seminar. He is author of two statistics texts for Duxbury Press, and his research has appeared in THE JOURNAL OF STATISTICS EDUCATION, THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, THE JOURNAL OF CONSUMER MARKETING, THE PUBLIC PRODUCTIVITY REVIEW, PS: POLITICAL SCIENCE AND POLITICS, PUBLIUS, and THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW. He earned his A.B. from Amherst College and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Jane Gradwohl Nash is Professor of Psychology at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Introduction to Statistics. Prior to arriving at Stonehill, Professor Nash taught at Quinnipiac College in Connecticut and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, where she conducted research concerning cognitive processing in writing. Her current research is in the areas of knowledge change and judgment and decision-making. Her research has appeared in THE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN DECISION PROCESSES, HEADACHE, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, RESEARCH IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH, and WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. Professor Nash received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Grinnell College. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology at Ohio University.