Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon has a PhD in interdisciplinary studies. She is a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Ethics, Peace, and Social Justice at SUNY Cortland where she is the coordinator of the Welcoming Strangers project. She is involved in training foster parents and caseworkers, and works in crisis support at a school for children with emotional and behavioral needs. Her latest books include Welcoming Strangers: Loving Nonviolent Re-parenting of Children in Foster Care, the forthcoming Nurturing Strangers; Strategies for Re-Parenting Children in Foster Care, and Corporal Punishment, Religion and United States Public Schools. She and her husband have fostered over 100 children.