Dina Iordanova is chair of film studies at the University of St. Andrews and has published widely on Eastern European, Balkan, and Russian cinema.
Ian Budge is a research profesor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He has made major contributions both to cumulative research on democracy and to organizational developments in the discipline.ï¿½His earliest research on Glasgow and Belfast focused on causes of democratic breakdown.ï¿½After a period of studying elections, voting behavior, and party competition, he turned to public policy and how it might become responsive to popular preferences& mdash;a central democratic dilemma.ï¿½His research covers both direct and representative democracy.Sir Ivor Crewe is the master of University College, Oxford. He is a former vice-chancellor of the University of Essex and president of Universities UK. His work concerns British politics, especially elections, parties, and public opinion. He directed the British Election Study from 1973 to 1981 and has edited the British Journal of Political Science.Dennis J. Farlie is a mathematical statistician who has served a director of the ESRC Social Science Data Archive at the University of Essex and chairman of its Department of Mathematics. He has collaborated with Ian Budge on several applications of Bayesian statistics to political science data, covering voting, election predictions, and political careers.
Jan Olsson has been an elementary and secondary teacher, a high school department head in physical and health education and student services, a vice-principal, and for the past two years was chairperson of the Trillium Lakelands District school board's character development committee. Currently, he is principal of Huntsville High School and co-chair of Schools That Shine with Character , a national character education conference organized by Huntsville High School.Olsson completed his master's of character education at the University of San Diego. He is also a professional musician, a basketball coach of 25 years, and enjoys speaking on topics related to character education. Olsson is specifically interested in school-based administration and interpersonal relationships, and the impact that modeling character development can have on creating a positive school climate. Keep It Simple, Make It Real: Character Development in Grades 6-12 is his first book.