Carl F. Ameringer is assistant professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is the author of State Medical Boards and the Politics of Public Protection (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999). His current work examines the relationship between federal health policy and the decline of professional autonomy.
John Aubrey Douglass is a Research Fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The California Idea and American Higher Education: 1850 to the 1960 Master Plan (Stanford,Calif., 2000) and a number of policy papers on California higher education. Recent scholarly publications include articles in the American Behavioral Scientists, the European Journal of Education and the History of Higher Education Annual. He is currently working on the book, Affirming Opportunity, a study of the development of affirmative action and the history of admissions at the University of California (Vanderbilt University Press).
Karen E. Schneitz is assistant professor of management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Management. She received her Ph.D in business and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines the institutional origins of U.S. trade policy and contemporary trade politics, and has been published in Business History Review, Business and Politics, and Business and Society.
Byron E. Shafer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government at Oxford University and Acting Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford. Recent books include Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics, Postwar Politics in the G-7, Present Discontents, and, with William Claggett, The Two Majorities: The Issue Context of Modern American Politics.
Olivier Zunz is Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Changing Face of Inequality (1982), Making America Corporate (1990), and Why the American Century? (1998). He is currently editing a volume on the comparative history of postwar social contracts.