About the Authors
George Morse is a professor emeritus of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Morse served as associate dean and director, University of Minnesota Extension. He provided statewide leadership for Extension program staff and for some of the teams that restructured Minnesota Extension in 2004.
Jeanne Markell is the Ralph H. Tabor Fellow with the National Association of Counties in Washington, D.C., during 2008 and 2009. Previously she was associate dean and director for external relations for University of Minnesota Extension and part of the team that developed the new Minnesota model.
Philip O'Brien is a financial analyst with the University of Iowa. From 2000 to 2005, he was the chief financial office and assistant director for finance of the University of Minnesota Extension. He holds an M.A. in economics (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago) and and M.A. in pulibc policy analysis (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Adeel Ahmed is a regional extension educator in community economics, University of Minnesota Extension, and is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He earned an M.S. from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Thomas K. Klein is associate director of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. Earlier, he worked for University of Minnesota Extension for nine years as chief financial officer, director of the resource development unit, and director of marketing. He earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Larry Coyle is an Extension Professor and distance education specialist with University of Minnesota Extension. As CIO of Minnesota Extension from 2004-2006, he led the Minnesota's implementation of the regional center technology plan. He holds an M.S. degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.