Emil J. Haller is Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration at Cornell University. After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, he taught at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and then joined the faculty of Cornell University. In addition he has taught at the University of Oregon and the University of British Columbia. He is the coauthor of three books and the author or coauthor of numerous research reports and journal articles. Most of this research has been empirical in nature and has centered on the possible effects of students’ race and social class on teacher decision making, on the social and political issues surrounding small and rural schools, and on the effects of graduate training on administrative practice. When not occupied with these tasks, he spends much of his time traveling; canoeing or kayaking; and fly fishing for trout, salmon, or steelhead. He and his wife live in Ithaca, NY.