Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of the APA. In 1996-1997, Weiten served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. A trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background, his primary area of research is stress and health psychology. Weiten has also conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization.
Elizabeth Yost Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the Tulane University. She is professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is a fellow of Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a past president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Recently, she was elected as treasurer for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She is passionate about teaching and has published on collaborative learning, service learning, the application of social psychological theories to the classroom, and mentoring students. After her experience with Hurricane Katrina, she developed a Psychology of Disasters course and is co-authoring a book of the same title.