Connie Hollingsworth is Adjuct Assistant Professor and Director of Pre-College Programs in the College of Human Ecology, Department of Human Resource Development, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). She received her PhD in Human Ecology from UTK in 1995. Since beginning her tenure at UTK she has been directly involved in securing $6,000,000 in federal funds, including 10 years of securing and administering USDA contracts.
Donald L. Rollie is Manager of Quality Schools, Research and Policy, for the National Education Association (NEA). He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Donald L. Rollie and Associates, a consulting group that combines the expertise of veteran educators and organizational development specialists. Rollie himself is both.