A work of this scope would not be possible without the cooperation, collaboration, and support of many. We relied on the fine opinions, encouragement, wisdom, guidance, and good thoughts of people too numerous to mention here, though we wish to name a few in particular.
We wish to thank Michael Boezi, Flat World Knowledge’s editorial director, who paired us together to complete this project in the first place. Without his foresight, this book would not exist. We also wish to thank Jenn Yee, our project manager, who guided this project from the beginning with humor, wisdom, and a laser-sharp focus on deadlines. A special thanks to Sharon Koch Schwarzmiller, marketing director, who interviewed us for our book’s podcast and continues to do more behind the scenes than we could ever know, and Brad Felix, chief learning officer, who helped establish a home for our book’s blog. We also wish to thank the copyeditors, who helped ensure a reader-friendly final product.
We also wish to thank our students. Without your questions, insights, occasional confusion, and good energies, this book would not have been possible. We learn from you every time that we come to class. You have inspired us to see how this important topic can be taught in a challenging, yet engaging manner.
Thank you to the reviewers who offered careful readings and suggestions for improvement. Four of these reviewers reviewed the proposal and all thirteen chapters. A special thanks to you for devoting so much of your time to this work:
- Teressa Elliott, Northern Kentucky University
- Catherine Neal, Northern Kentucky University
- Lamar Odom, Our Lady of the Lake University
- Mary Sessom, Cuyamaca College
A fifth reviewer reviewed the proposal and seven of the chapters. Thank you for lending your expertise and time:
- Stephen Yoder, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ten additional reviewers reviewed the proposal and one chapter. Thank you for your good thoughts and for sharing your ideas with us. We appreciate your time and guidance:
- Wade Chumney, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Warren Hemmer, Lewis and Clark Community College
- Ernest King, University of Southern Mississippi
- Trinidad Leon, St. Ambrose University
- Vicki Luoma, Minnesota State
- Sharlene McEvoy, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University
- Marisa Pagnattaro, University of Georgia
- Donna Sims, Central Connecticut State University
- Paul Weinstock, Ohio State University
- Eric Yordy, Northern Arizona University
Finally, we thank our professional colleagues at the University of Dayton and the University of Puget Sound for providing us the good space in which to undertake this important work, as well as colleagues at the Academy of Legal Studies of Business. Your collegiality and friendship continue to make academia a most enjoyable profession, and we look forward to many years and future editions to come.