Kim Gale Dolgin is a professor of psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University. She received her B.A., two M.A.’s and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in adolescent and child development as well as human sexuality. Her research interests include parent-adolescent “friendship” in late adolescence, sibling relationships, children’s understanding of emotional pain and the development of higher order, complex reasoning skills. She is co-author, together with Philip Rice, of the textbook The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture, now in its eleventh edition. Dr. Dolgin has received both of her university’s outstanding teaching awards. She is an avid, long-standing reader of both fantasy and science fiction and would have named her children after Tolkien characters had her husband permitted it.