Wellford W. Wilms is a professor in education at UCLA. At UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, he has served as director, assistant dean, and elected chair of the faculty. He has studied a wide range of organizations, from corporations and trade unions to teacher unions, public schools, universities, and police agencies. Wilms has written a number of books, including “Restoring Prosperity: How Workers and Managers Are Forging a New Culture of Cooperation,” “Awakening the Academy,” and “Liberating the Schoolhouse,” which was originally published on Truthdig. He is currently writing a book on the LAPD. His research is supported by the National Institute of Justice, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Wilms has a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.