Robert F. Kronick is a professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee. He has started an academic program, Human Services, and served as Head Pro Tem twice in the Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling. His research, teaching, and service has centered in schools since 1998. Prior to 1998, Professor Kronick worked with corrections and mental health. From 1998, Dr. Kronick has researched community schools, taught about them, and done service with them. Since 1998, he has written books on at risk youth, dropouts, and University Assisted Community Schools. His work with former students, such as current co-author D.G. Luter is especially exciting and gratifying. Kronick and Luter have written three chapters and three articles together, as well as presenting papers at such august settings as the Netter Center at the University of Pennsylvania.