Margaret D. LeCompte is Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research includes studies of school reform and school organization, and of at-risk, ethnically diverse, gifted, artistically creative, and language minority students. She has won the University Press of America award for Outstanding Research Article in 1994 and the American Educational Studies Association award for Outstanding Book in 1986. Dr. LeCompte was president of the Council on Anthropology and Education of the American Anthropology Association. She serves on several editorial boards as well as committees for the American Educational Research Association. She served as editor of the journal Review of Educational Research from 2003-2006.