Claire V. Korn's interests in alternative education are both theoretical and practical. With an M.A. in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Guidance from Stanford University, she founded and directed a small, private alternative middle school. Over the years, she has worked as a psychotherapist, school psychologist, researcher, and university teacher of counselors. Currently, Dr. Korn is a free-lance educational writer and consultant.