The board is comprised of higher education faculty members and administrators, who serve a term of three years. Board members volunteer to review manuscripts, contribute written blogs, advise on the topics to be addressed, and solicit manuscripts from leading faculty.
Todd Zakrajsek, PhD is a Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary area of expertise are cognitive psychology, how people learn, and faculty development. Over the past year Todd has focused much of his efforts on changing the conversation from “Active Learning is More Effective than Lecturing” to “Teaching For Student Learning Using a Variety of Pedagogical Approaches.” When Todd is not helping others to teach or to learn better, he is trying diligently to make his golf game better. (Board Term: Ex-Officio)
Milton D. Cox, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University. Milt’s areas of expertise include academic development, faculty learning communities (FLCs), and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Recently Milt has been focusing on the comparison of FLCs and communities of practice in international contexts. To reflect in a symmetric and artistic world, Milt collects kaleidoscopes. (Board Term: Ex-Officio)
Brenda Boyd, currently serves as Senior Academic Director, Program Services, for Quality Matters She leads the professional development team, oversees the quality assurance and K-12 departments. Brenda’s background includes more than 20 years of experience supporting faculty and institutions to move to quality online teaching and learning. She has worked with faculty teaching developmental through graduate level courses to move them to the online learning space. She has also facilitated faculty learning communities. Brenda lives in Florida where she enjoys flying stunt kites on the beach.
Lynn Eaton, PhD, is the Director of Faculty Development and a professor in the College of Education at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Lynn has held various teaching and administrative positions in higher education for 25+ years. Her academic interests include exploring issues of diversity & inclusion, the role of religion in faculty development, and the impact of unexpected change on-campus culture. She is married and the mother of two teenage boys. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, walking/running, and observing anything associated with the arts.
Chayla Haynes Davison, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University, College Station. Her research centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy (i.e., college teaching and faculty development), Black women in higher education and the methodological capacity of critical race theory and intersectionality. She is co-editor of Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang) and Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus). Her scholarship also appears in Teachers College Record, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the Journal of Negro Education. Chayla is also a foodie, who loves to cook! (Board Term: 2019-2022)
Amanda L. Irvin, PhD, is the Director of Faculty Programs and Services at Columbia University in the City of New York. Her primary areas of expertise are feminist pedagogy, team-based learning, and active learning. Over the past year, Amanda has focused much of her attention on gender dynamics in the active-learning classroom and faculty development programs in fully online spaces. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading, writing, practicing yoga, and cooking. (Board Term: 2017-2021)
Steven Taylor, DBA, is the CEO of ED2WORK®, a research and strategy firm that helps postsecondary institutions and employers address the critical needs of adult and working learners. Previously, Steven was director of the Center for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education (ACE) where led a national practice and research agenda to advance teaching and learning, alternative credentialing, and educational quality assurance. Steven also develops and teaches courses in the human resource management program at Wilmington University. Steven splits his time between Washington, DC and Lost River, WV; you can often find him kayaking or hiking trails in Appalachia with his husband and their dog, Princes, a Ridgeback-Vizsla mix.