Steven M. Ross received his doctorate in educational psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a professor and executive director of the Center for Research in Educational Policy at the University of Memphis and holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education. He joined the University of Memphis in 1974 and is a noted lecturer on school programs and educational evaluation. Dr. Ross is the author of six textbooks and over 115 journal articles in the areas of at-risk learners, educational reform, educational technology, computer-based instruction, and individualized instruction. He is the editor of the research section of the Educational Technology Research and Development journal, and a member of the editorial board for two other professional journals. In the 1993, he was the first faculty recipient of the University of Memphis Eminent Faculty Award for teaching, research, and service. He recently testified on school restructuring research before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families, and was an invited panelist at Secretary of Education Riley’s national town meeting on educational reform.