Genevieve G. Shaker, Ph.D., is associate professor of philanthropic studies in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and adjunct professor of liberal arts and women's studies. She was an advancement officer for 20 years, most recently as associate dean for development and external affairs for the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, where she facilitated fundraising, communications and marketing, alumni programming, and public events.

Robert Christensen is associate professor in the MPA Program at the Romney Institute of Public Management in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.