Beverley Holden Johns has 35 years of experience working with students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders within the public schools of Illinois. She is now a learning and behavior consultant and an adjunct instructor for MacMurray College. She is the 2000 recipient of the CEC Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Council for Exceptional Children, past international president of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, and the 2007 Recipient of the Romaine P. Mackie Leadership Service Award. She served as president of the International Association of Special Education from 2006 to 2010. She presented the first Marden lecture at the University of Hong Kong. Johns is the lead author of ten books (and co-author of four others) and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She has chaired ISELA, the Illinois Special Education Coalition (whose membership includes 13 statewide organizations) for 30 years. She is a past president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois, and was the national state president's representative serving on the Board of LDA of America. She has presented workshops across the United States and Canada; in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Sydney, Australia (keynote); Warsaw, Poland; Hong Kong, China; Lima, Peru; and Riga, Latvia.
Robert B. Rutherford Jr., PhD (deceased), was Professor of Special Education and Director of Graduate Programs and Research in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. Dr. Rutherford was the past president of both the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD). He was the former editor ofBehavioral Disordersand the coeditor of the CCBD/TECBD Monograph Series on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth, published annually inEducation and Treatment of Children. nbsp; Mary Magee Quinn, PhD, is Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research. She is currently the Project Director of the Alternative Schools Project, the Systems Improvement Activities to Enhance Children's Mental Health Service Project, and the Linking Assessment Policy and Practice Project; Codirector of the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice; and an Associate Director of the National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice. She is the past president of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders. nbsp; Sarup R. Mathur, PhD, is Clinical Professor, Cluster Chair, and Initial Teacher Certification Coordinator for Special Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. Dr. Mathur is the coeditor of the CCBD/TECBD Monograph Series on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth and the coauthor ofTeacher-Mediated Behavior Management Strategies for Children with EBDandEffective Strategies for Teaching Appropriate Behaviors to Children with EBD. She is former secretary and current president of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and the past president of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders.