Joyce Farrell has authored several popular programming textbooks, including books on Java, Programming Logic and Design, C#, and C++. Her books are recognized for their clear, direct writing style and effective presentation. A well-respected instructor, Ms. Farrell has taught Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Jo Ann Smith is currently working as a computer consultant in the higher education space. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Jo Ann also taught at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Her industry experience includes running a computer-training company in the Chicago area for seven years and working for nine years at AT&T Bell Laboratories.