Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Graduate Professor of Human Development and Director of the Center for Drug Abuse Research, Howard University. Geraldine Kearse Brookins, President of Changing Dynamics, Jackson, Mississippi, and past Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute, Wayne State University. Grace Carroll, Education Consultant based in Oakland, California. Aline M. Garrett, Retired Professor and Head, Psychology Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Sandra Graham, Professor, Department of Education, UCLA. John W. Hagen, Executive Officer, Society for Research in Child Development. Algea O. Harrison-Hale, Professor of Psychology, Oakland University. John P. Jackson, Jr., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder. Deborah J. Johnson, Professor of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University. Velma LaPoint, Professor of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, Howard University. Harriette Pipes McAdoo, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University. Vonnie C. McLoyd, Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Suzanne M. Randolph, Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Constance E. Clayton Professor in Urban Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Margaret Beale Spencer, Board of Overseers Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Pennsylvania. Veronica G. Thomas, Professor, Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, Howard University. ValoraWashington, Professor and Director of Center for Children, Families and Public Policy, Lesley University. Trellis Waxler, Retired Education Specialist for the Head Start Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Melvin Wilson, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.