Laura E. Levine received her PhD in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. After working with children and families at the Chilï¿½drenrsquo;s Psychiatric Hospital and in private practice in Ann Arbor for 10 years, she moved to Connecticut and was a stay-at-home mother of her two children for 6 years. She returned to academia in 1994 and has been teachï¿½ing child psychology and life span human development for over 15 years at Central Connecticut State University, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology. She has received two teaching awards, and her research on the social development of young children and on the relation of media use to attention difficulties has appeared in journals such as Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health Journal, Infant and Child Development, Computers and Education, and CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.Dr. Levine has been very active in promoting excellence in college teaching. She was involved in the creation of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Leadership Developï¿½ment at Central Connecticut State University and served on the board of the Connectiï¿½cut Consortium to Enhance Learning and Teaching. She created numerous programs for faculty both at her university and at regional and national conferences. Her work on the scholarship of teaching and learning can be found in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, College Teaching, and the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Joyce Munsch received her PhD in human development and family studies from Cornell University. She was a faculty member in human development and family studï¿½ies at Texas Tech University for 14 years, where she also served as associate dean for research in the College of Human Sciences for 2 years. In 2002, Dr. Munsch came to California State University at Northridge as the foundï¿½ing chair and professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.Dr. Munschrsquo;s research has focused on adolescent stress and coping and social network research. Her work has been published in the Journal of School Psychology, Adolescence, The Journal of Early Adolescence, the Journal of Research on Adolescence, and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Throughout her career, Dr. Munsch has administered grants that support community-based programs. She was the codirector of the Early Head Start program at Texas Tech University and condash;principal investigator for three Texas Youth Commission (Department of Juvenile Justice) grants. At Cal State Northridge, she has administered the Jumpstart program for over 7 years. Her commitment to community service learning was recognized in 2005 when she was awarded the CSUN Visionary Community Service Learning Award. At Texas Tech, she was the College of Human Sciences nominee for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award, the El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, and the Presidentrsquo;s Excellence in Teaching Award, and she received the Kathryn Burleson Faculty Service Award and the College of Human Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award.