David Feeny is currently a professor of social sciences at McMaster University. Feeny received his B.A. from Northern Illinois University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (all in Economics). Fikret Berkes is currently a professor at the University of Manitoba. Berkes received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from McGill University. Bonnie McCay is affiliated with the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. McCay received her B.A. from Portland State University (Anthropology) and her M.Phil and Ph.D from Columbia University (both in Anthropology). Jim Acheson specializes is economic anthropology, and he is currently a professor at the University of Maine. Acheson received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.