Diane S. Bassett is a professor in the School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught general and special education in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions, and in both public and private schools. She currently coordinates the Generalist Masters Program and teaches coursework in secondary services, adolescent and adult development, transition from school to adulthood for students with exceptionalities, self-advocacy and self-determination, and transition services in a standards-based system. Bassett is the coauthor of two books, Student-Focused Conferencing and Planning and Aligning Transition and Standards-Based Education: Issues and Strategies. Her other publications center on self-determination, effective services for students with mild/moderate disabilities, and efficacy-based transition practices. Bassett is a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) and was also honored with the Oliver P. Kolstoe Award from DCDT for her work in transition. At UNCO, she has been awarded the Provost's Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, the College of Education Outstanding Scholar Award and Outstanding Service Award, the Mortar Board Award, and the Panhellenic Outstanding Professor Award.
Kristine W. Webb is an associate professor in the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education and director of the Disability Resource Center at the University of North Florida (UNF). Webb is a past president of the International Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), an organization dedicated to improving life for adolescents and adults with disabilities. In 2007, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Service Award at the University of North Florida. In addition, Webb was the UNF 2003 CASE Undergraduate Teaching Award nominee and received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2001-2002. In 2003, she was awarded the Transition Champion by the Division for Career Development and Transition. Before coming to UNF, Webb served as the director of the Florida Network: Information and Services for Adults and Adolescents with Disabilities housed at the University of Florida. Prior to that position, she was the coordinator of a collaborative special education intern program at the University of New Mexico. Before her own transition to higher education, Webb was a high school teacher for 17 years in Colorado and New Mexico. Along with her interest in teacher preparation, Webb has a long-standing passion for promoting successful postsecondary education experiences for individuals with disabilities, family involvement and collaboration, and transition to adult life for individuals with disabilities.