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Contributors Nancy Cantor is Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan when the af‹rmative action lawsuits were ‹led and was deeply involved in organizing the social science defense in those cases. At Michigan she has also been Dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. She is a former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. She received her A.B. in 1974 from Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. in psychology in 1978 from Stanford University. Dr. Cantor is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Mary Sue Coleman is the President of the University of Michigan and also holds appointments as Professor of Biological Chemistry in the Medical School and Professor of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. President Coleman was the chief spokesperson for the university during the phases of the lawsuits that took place at the United States Supreme Court, working closely with Vice President and General Counsel Marvin Krislov to craft the defense and response of the university during the oral arguments and ‹nal decisions. Dr. Coleman then presided over the development of a new undergraduate admissions process at the University of Michigan, in compliance with the rulings of the Court. President Coleman received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College, and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina. She is the former Provost of the University of New Mexico and served as President of the University of Iowa for seven years. Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1997, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eric L. Dey is Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research for the University of Michigan School of Education and Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Professor Dey was one of the chief architects of the social science research produced in Patricia Gurin’s expert witness report that supported the University of Michigan’s legal position on the use of af‹rmative action in college admissions. Dey’s research is concerned with the ways that colleges and universities shape the experiences and lives of students and faculty. The central concern of this work is identifying the in›uences that different institutional structures have on individuals and the degree to which these in›uences are dependent on the evolving context within which the enterprise of higher education operates. Gerald Gurin is a Professor and Research Scientist Emeritus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since his retirement, he has continued to conduct research with the university’s Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI). A major focus of his research and teaching is the impact of higher education on students and the increasing inclusion of racial/ethnic minorities in higher education. His publications include Inner-City Negro Youth in a Job Training Project: A Study of Factors Related to Attrition and Job Success (1968) and Americans View Their Mental Health (1957). Patricia Gurin is Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor , Emerita, of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. During her tenure at the University of Michigan she contributors 210 chaired the Department of Psychology and served as Interim Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. One of the founders of the Program on Intergroup Relations, a nationally recognized program that uses intergroup dialogues to foster cultural competence among students, she is now directing its research program . She was an expert witness in the af‹rmative action cases that were decided by the Supreme Court in 2003. A social psychologist, she works on social identity and its relationship to intergroup relations and political participation. She is the author or editor of numerous books, chapters in edited volumes, and articles, including the books Black Consciousness, Identity, and Achievement; Hope and Independence: Blacks’ Responses to Electoral and Party Politics; and Women, Politics, and Change. Sylvia Hurtado is Professor of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute. She was the Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and Associate...


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