The Authors

Bridget D. Arend is the Executive Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver where she has been consulting with faculty members about teaching and learning, facilitating and overseeing professional development events, and organizing teaching-related initiatives for 15 years. She teaches courses related to teaching, educational evaluation and curriculum development in the Morgridge College of Education. She received her PhD in Higher Education and Adult Learning and her research interests include teaching strategies in higher education, encouraging critical thinking in discussions and alternative ways to evaluate teaching. She holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Denver, and received her Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Higher Education from the University of Denver. Bridget enjoys conducting workshops and speaking about the seven ways of learning.

James R. Davis is Professor Emeritus at the University of Denver. He previously served as Dean of University College, the University of Denver’s professional and continuing education college, and Professor of Higher Education and Adult Studies in the Mogridge College of Education. He is the author of seven scholarly books, three of which have been published in the American Council on Education Series on Higher Education: Better Teaching, More Learning (1993), Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching (1995), and Learning to Lead (2003). He holds degrees from Oberlin College and Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Davis has taught courses on College Teaching, Adult Development, Curriculum Development in Higher Education, and Program Development in Adult Education.

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