About the Authors
Peter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University. He has published six books about undergraduate education including The Undergraduate Experience (Jossey-Bass, 2016), Transforming Students (Johns Hopkins, 2014), and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education. Learn more about Peter’s scholarship.
Leo M. Lambert is a professor of education and president emeritus of Elon University. As president, Lambert led two, ten-year strategic plans that deepened Elon’s academic excellence and elevated the institution’s profile nationally. The establishment of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the founding of Odyssey Program and the Elon Academy, and the creation of the School of Law and the School of Health Sciences were highlights of his tenure.
Earlier in his career, Lambert established the Future Professoriate Program at Syracuse University. He is a coeditor of the book University Teaching: A Reference Guide for Graduate Students and Faculty (Syracuse University Press, 2005) and coauthor of The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Lambert serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards, The Washington Center, and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. He was the inaugural recipient of the William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education from the National Society for Experiential Education.