DONALD L. GABARD, P.T., PH.D., is professor of physical therapy at Chapman University. He earned his M.S. in physical therapy at the University of Southern California, completed an additional 2-year program in interdisciplinary medicine at its University Affiliated Program, and earned an M.P.A. and Ph.D. in Public Administration with a primary emphasis in administrative ethics. He also participated in seminars in medical ethics offered by the Hastings Center and by Georgetown University. Since 1978 Dr. Gabard has practiced pediatric physical therapy in a variety of settings, including in private practice and at Pacific State Hospital, the University Affiliated Program at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Special Children's Center in Pasadena, and California Children's Services. In addition to publishing a number of research articles, he has been a consultant to a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations. He also serves as a consultant and member of a major hospital ethics committee. Currently he teaches courses in physical therapy ethics, cultural diversity, and administration. His area of research is in professional ethics and education.
MIKE W. MARTIN, PH.D., is professor of philosophy at Chapman University, where he teaches medical ethics, business and professional ethics, and various other courses in applied ethics. He earned his B.S. (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi) and M.A. at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine. He is author of numerous articles and thirteen books, including Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science (Lexington Books, 2007), Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life: Ethical Idealism and Self-Realization (Ashgate Publishing, 2007), From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2000). His honors include the 1992 Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism (shared with Roland Schinzinger) from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the 1994 Staley/Robeson/Ryan/St. Lawrence Research Prize from the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, two grants from the Association of American Colleges, the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award for Teachers in the Humanities, and several awards for excellence in teaching.