Marcia Rudin, M.A., has studied cults for twenty-three years. Ms. Rudin was, until her retirement in 1997, the Founding Director of the International Cult Education Program, a preventive-education outreach of the American Family Foundation. She writes widely about cults and psychological manipulation and lectures on these topics throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Rudin is co-author with Rabbi A. James Rudin and Hirshel Jaffe of Why Me? Why Anyone?, published by St. Martins Press in 1986 and reissued by Jason Aronson, Inc. in 1994, and with Rabbi Rudin of Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults, published by Fortress Press in 1980. She wrote and is associate producer of the International Cult Education Program videotape Cults: Saying No Under Pressure and is the writer and producer of the videotape After the Cult: Recovering Together. She is the editor of and a contributor to the anthology, Cults on Campus: Continuing Challenge, an International Cult Education Program book published by the American Family Foundation in 1991. She was the author of the International Cult Education Program lesson plan for middle and high school students, Too Good to be True: Resisting Cults and Psychological Manipulation, and was editor of the International Cult Education Program newsletter Young People and Cults. She is a former Assistant Professor of Religion at William Paterson College.