About the Author
Carol Rippey Massat (PhD, MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she has taught school social work practice, policy and research over the past fifteen years. She is currently editor of the School Social Work Journal, and is the author of numerous social work publications.
Shirley McDonald (MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago) is vice president of the Park/Forest Chicago Heights, Illinois School Board and chair of the Calumet District of the National Association of Social Workers. Former editor of the School Social Work Journal she has long been a leader in the field of school social work. She is past-president of the Illinois Association of School Workers and continued to serve on the Board of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers for many years. She has retired from service as a clinical associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she chaired the school social work concentration.
John P. Flynn (PhD, University of Denver; MSW, University of Michigan) is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University. He has taught social welfare policy, planning, and administration at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.