ANITA P. JACKSON is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University in 1989. She is Emeritus Professor in Counseling and Human Development of the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University. She is also a practicing Clinical Counselor and Supervisor at Muskingum Valley Health Center in Zanesville, Ohio. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS prevention, stress, and multicultural counseling and women’s issues. Her research publications focus on these topics as well as African American development.
MARLENE R. DORSEY, born in Pittsburgh, PA, is a long time resident of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Kent State University in 1980. She is recently retired from her position as Dean of the College of Continuing Studies and Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University. Her research interests include retention, diversity, and leadership issues in higher education.