The Authors

James R. Davis is 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), recently reprinted in paperback. 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.


Bridget D. Arend is the Director of University Teaching at the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver. She organizes and facilitates teaching-related initiatives for higher education faculty and has consulted in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment for both educational and corporate settings for over 15 years. Dr. Arend publishes in the area of online learning and educational technology in higher education. She teaches with the Morgridge College of Education and University College at the University of Denver and 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.

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