Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado and cofounder, with Jane Goodall, of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He is the recipient of numerous research and service awards; author of more than two hundred articles; and author, coauthor, or editor of nearly two dozen books. The latter include the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior; the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships; the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare; The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy—and Why They Matter; Listening to Cougar; and Animals at Play. Jessica Pierce is an ethicist and writer. She has taught ethics at several universities, lectured widely on environmental issues, and written a number of articles and book chapters. She is the author of Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics and the coauthor of The Ethics of Environmentally Responsible Health Care and Environmentalism and the New Logic of Business.
Doris Bergen is Professor of Educational Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She chaired the department for ten years and is currently codirector of the university's Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology. She has published scores of articles and essays and is author, coauthor, or editor of seven books, including Assessment Methods for Infants and Toddlers: Transdisciplinary Team Approaches; Educating and Caring for Very Young Children: The Infant/Toddler Curriculum; Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings; Human Development: Traditional and Contemporary Theories; and Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators.
Peter Gray is Research Professor in Psychology at Boston College. In addition to teaching for thirty-plus years, he has in separate stints chaired the Psychology Department and its graduate program. Gray's doctorate is in biological sciences, and he has written dozens of articles and delivered a wide range of papers on topics in psychology, education, and behavioral biology. He is author of Psychology, an introductory college textbook now in its fifth edition. His present research focuses on play.
Eva E. Nwokah is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Trained academically in the United Kingdom, she holds a doctorate in developmental psycholinguistics, is a North Carolina–licensed speech-language pathologist, has extensive clinical experience in England, Canada, and the United States, and has published more than two dozen papers on early childhood language and emergent literacy. Kelley N. Graves is a North Carolina–licensed psychologist and currently serves as an Associate Director and Assistant Research Professor for the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Editors' Note: In Volume 1, Number 3, Miriam Forman-Brunell's latest book was described incorrectly as a work on storytelling. Her latest book is about babysitting. The editors regret the error.