She holds degrees in sociology from Vassar college (A.B.), the University of Michigan (M.A.), and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D).
LAURENCE STEINBERG is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. His research has focused on psychological development, education, and mental health during adolescence and on the part-time employment of school-aged youth. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and president of the Society for Research on Adolescence, he has served on the editorial boards of Child Development and Developmental Psychology and as a consultant to the Carnegie Council on Adolescence. He is the author of numerous articles on adolescent development and behavior and the coauthor (with Ellen Greenberger) of When Teenagers Work: The Psychological and Social Costs of Adolescent Employment and Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Need to Do. He holds an A.B. degree in psychology from Vassar College and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Cornell University.
ANTHONY J. SURUDA is director of occupational medicine and associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He directs the Occupational Medicine Clinic and provides patient care consultations and recommendations to employees and unions concerning work-related illnesses and injuries. Licensed in Utah and Colorado, he is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Public Health Association. He holds degrees from St. Peters College (B.S.), Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (M.P.H.), and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (M.D.).
ELLEN G. WIDESS is the executive director of Lead Safe California, a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to preventing childhood lead poisoning. Previously, she directed the Pesticide Unit of California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Texas Pesticide Regulatory Program. She has also taught environmental and occupational health law at the University of California-Berkeley and at the University of Texas Law School. Her writing