Dr. Jamil Zainaldin graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. He has served as staff director for the Task Force on Social Security and Women of the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging, American Historical Association deputy director, president of the Federation of State Humanities Council, and as president of the Georgia Humanities Council, from which he retired as president emeritus. He is co-author of Law and Jurisprudence in America and author of Law in Antebellum Society.

Martin Lehfeldt is a graduate of Haverford College and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Among other roles, he has served as program officer for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, vice president for development at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), director of development for the Atlanta University Center, president of his own consulting firm, and president of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. He is also the author of The Sacred Call, Notes from a Non-Profitable Life, and Thinking about Things, a compilation of his columns.