About the Authors

Tom Andrews, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Nursing at Brookfield Health Science Complex, University of Cork, Ireland, specialising in critical care.  Andrews lectures in research methods on post-graduate courses and supervises a number of PhD students using classic GT.  He has conducted a number of classic grounded theory troubleshooting seminars alone and in collaboration. He is a fellow of the GT Institute and publishes in a number of journals. His research interests are around worsening progressions whatever the context. Email: t.andrews@ucc.ie

Vera Barton-Caro, Ph,D., is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU). She maintains a part time clinical practice as a nurse practitioner.  She has been a researcher and educator for the implantable cardiac device industry, and has a special interest in patient decision making.  She is a national speaker and past president of The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.  Vera received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from WJU, and her Ph.D in nursing from West Virginia University. Academic awards include the St. Ignatious of Loyola award for outstanding alumnus from WJU, and the Anna Mary Miller Scholarship for outstanding PhD student from WVU. She was awarded the State Award for Excellence form the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Email: vbarton-caro@wju.edu

Brett B. Chulu earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Zimbabwe and his Master of Business Administration from the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. He has practiced as a management consultant in Botswana and Zimbabwe since 2008. He worked as a senior consultant for Global Consult, a premier management consultancy firm in Botswana. He later returned to Zimbabwe to work as an independent strategy consultant. In Zimbabwe he has consulted to both for-profit and not-for profit organisations in the areas of strategy and operational systems. Brett penned over 150 articles in a weekly column for a leading Zimbabwean business weekly publication. He has a keen observer of the development and spreading of Africa’s mobile phone money transfer innovation, which he hopes to formally pursue as a Ph.D study using classic grounded theory methodology. Email: brettchulu@consultant.com

Barney G. Glaser is the cofounder of grounded theory (1967). He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1961. He then went to University of California San Francisco, where he joined Anselm Strauss in doing the dying in hospitals study and in teaching PhD and DNS students methods and analysis. He published over 20 articles on this research and the dying research. Since then, Glaser has written 14 more books using and about grounded theory and countless articles. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University. Email: bglaser@speakeasy.net

Christopher Hall, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he teaches graduate social work practice, clinical lab, and field. Chris’ scholarship and research focuses on ways to enhance learning in the classroom, how to use research to inform clinical counseling, the ethics of counseling, and expanding the use of research in education. Chris has given presentations and trainings on clinical practice modalities, the client’s experience of counseling, and how counselors come to understand themselves professionally and personally. In addition to being an adjunct professor, Chris is a counselor in Wilmington, NC. Email: www.drchristopherhall.com

Lars Harrysson, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the School of Social Work, Lund University. He has been engaged in the development of the momentary contentment theory from the start. He is currently involved in an international primary care project following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in a local region of Michigan, US. He is also involved in the “proactive cancer care” project. lars.harrysson@soch.lu.se

Vivian B. Martin, Ph.D., is a professor and chairs the Department of Journalism at Central Connecticut State University. A fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute, she has organized troubleshooting seminars and attended them in several countries. She has published on grounded theory and news in everyday life in several journals, and was a founding editor of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, an open source, peer-reviewed journal.  Along with Astrid Gynnild, she co-edited Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method, and Work of Barney Glaser. She is  developing a theory of discounting awareness. Email: martinv@ccsu.edu

Alvita Nathaniel is a nurse, educator, and ethicist. She is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Nursing where she has the position of Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate Practice Programs. In 1998 Alvita co-authored the nursing text book, Ethics & issue in Contemporary Nursing. This book is currently in its fourth edition and continues to be popular in the US and internationally. Writing the ethics textbook led to her grounded theory research on moral reckoning, which she continues to pursue along with additional publications focusing on nursing ethics. Email: anathaniel@hsc.wvu.edu

Ulrika Sandén has a master’s degree in social work, and is currently working in an interdisciplinary cancer innovation/research project called “proactive cancer care” at Lund University. Her research aims to develop innovative psychosocial tools for communication, safety, and improved wellbeing, by modifying and developing old survival knowledge and strategies for momentary contentment in Swedish cancer care. ulrika.h.sanden@gmail.com

Hans Thulesius, Ph.D., works as family physician and associate professor in family medicine, Lund University. He is a classic grounded theory expert, supervisor and dissertation examiner, and supervised the thesis of momentary contentment. He is also involved in the “proactive cancer care” project. Email: hansthulesius@gmail.com