Michael K. Stone, formerly managing editor of Whole Earth magazine, was a founding faculty member of World College West, an innovative undergraduate institution in Northern California, where he served as academic vice president. Zenobia Barlow, cofounder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, previously served as executive director of the Elmwood Institute, an ecological think tank, and as executive editor of an international publisher. Both Stone and Barlow live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.