Terrence E. Deal, currently a free agent, has served on the faculties of Stanford, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities and was most recently named Irving R. Melbo Scholar at USC's Rossier School of Education. Prior to his academic career, he taught high school in Pomona and was a teacher and school principal in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to his public school experience, he was the director of the Athenian School Urban Center in San Francisco. He is author of many books and articles on educational leadership. Guilbert C. Hentschke is the Richard T. and Mary Catherine Cooper Chair in Public School Administration and former dean at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. In addition to teaching and writing, he serves on the boards of several U.S. K-12 education organizations. He served as faculty member and education dean at the University of Rochester, and prior to that was on the faculty at Columbia University Teachers College. He taught high school in San Jose, California, and was a school administrator in the Chicago public schools.