Kathleen Odell Korgen, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity. Dr. Korgenrsquo;s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999). Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.
Jonathan M. White , PhD, is director of the Bentley Service Learning Centerï¿½and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University in Massachusetts.ï¿½His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization,ï¿½human rights, and public sociology. Dr. White has received numerous teachingï¿½and humanitarian awards. He is the founding director of Sports forï¿½Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger, We areï¿½Silent, and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors forï¿½Free The Children, Peace Through Youth, Me to We, and the Graduationï¿½Pledge Alliance. Dr. White has authored several articles in the fields ofï¿½inequality and globalization. His work on public sociology includes coeditingï¿½(with Kathleen Korgen and Shelley White) Sociologists in Action:ï¿½Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2014) and Sociologists inï¿½Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (2015). He is also currently writing a book titled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America . Dr. White lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of his 13 nieces and nephews, Jarred, Kyle, Tyler, Arielle, Cameron, Brianna, Mikayla, Joshua, Jack, Logan, Tyler, Joey, and Brookelyn.