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.
Dr. Maxine P. Atkinson is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University and an NC State TH!NK Faculty Fellow. As a member of the American Sociological Association's Departmental Resource Group, she conducts curriculum reviews and teaching workshops. She specializes in teaching graduate students to teach and work with first-year undergraduates. Maxine has published extensively on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.