About the Author
Joseph McLaughlin is a professor of sociology and urban studies at Saint Peter's College. He served as director of the graduate program in education from 1992 until 1998 and was a member of the education department for 20 years. Both McLaughlin (class of 1977) and his father (class of 1943) are graduates of Saint Peter's. Thomas Matteo is an associate professor of business administration. Prior to his appointment to Saint Peter's College, he served in a number of senior executive corporate positions, including corporate executive officer and president. In addition to his duties at Saint Peter's, he also serves as the public historian for Staten Island, New York.