Tywana Chenault Hemby, PhD (Contributing Editor) Tywana Chenault Hemby is a professor of psychology and the dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at Voorhees College. Dr. Chenault Hemby has received a variety of awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. She serves as a workshop presenter on a variety of educational circuits. Her most popular presentations include Teaching the Way the Brain Best Learns, Teaching with Tech, Exploring Racial Trauma in Educational Spaces, and Critical Literacy: An Approach in Advancing African-American Student Achievement. Her interests include student learning, faculty development, faculty-student communication, cross-cultural psychology and teaching specific student populations.
Adrianna Kezar, PhD (Contributing Editor) Adrianna Kezar is Dean’s Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, at the University of Southern California and director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education within the Rossier School of Education. Dr. Kezar is a national expert of student success, equity and diversity, the changing faculty, change, governance, and leadership in higher education. Kezar is well published with 20 books and monographs, over 100 journal articles, and over 100 book chapters and reports. Recent books include The Gig Academy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), Administration for Social Justice and Equity (Routledge, 2019), The Faculty for the 21st Century: Moving to a Mission-Oriented and Learner-Centered Faculty Model (Rutgers University Press, 2016), and How Colleges Change (2nd ed.; Routledge, 2018).
Laura G. McGee, PhD (Contributing Editor)
Laura G. McGee served as head of the Department of Modern Languages at Western Kentucky University for 11 years. She provided extensive professional development to faculty, aligned learning outcomes with national standards, and updated and refining approaches to faculty evaluation. Under her leadership, the department nearly doubled the number of its languages, programs, and majors. She was also principal investigator for the Chinese Flagship. As a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research in Potsdam, Germany, and has published on post-unification German film. In 2020, the Kentucky World Languages Association recognized her leadership in the field of world languages with its “Lifetime Achievement” Award. She now consults in higher education administration and world languages. In addition to writing on administration and on film, she conducts academic program reviews and is a team member with LifeStories Matter LLC Intercultural Training and Coaching.
Constance C. Relihan, PhD (Contributing Editor) Constance C. Relihan is dean of University College at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her arrival at VCU, she served as the associate provost for undergraduate studies at Auburn University and director of University College. She has been committed to the continuous improvement of the undergraduate academic experience through improving general education, strengthening academic advising, and ensuring that undergraduates are provided with the academic opportunities they need to succeed. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an AB in English and earned both her MA and PhD in English from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the structural nature and cultural impact of English prose fiction written during the early modern period. She is the author of Cosmographical Glasses: Geographic Discourse, Gender, and Elizabethan Fiction (2004) and Fashioning Authority: The Development of Elizabethan Novelistic Discourse (1994) and is the editor of Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Narrative Prose (1996) and coeditor of Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities (2003).
Richard Riccardi, ScD Richard Riccardi is the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Most recently, he served as senior associate provost and dean of libraries as well as interim chief Information officer at Rider University; previously he served in multiple roles at Southern Connecticut State University, including associate vice president for institutional effectiveness and interim associate vice president for enrollment management. Riccardi has presented at national conferences and published numerous articles on topics such as enrollment management, program assessment, shared governance, data stewardship, collegiality, and the roles and responsibilities of department chairs.
Brian Udermann, PhD
Brian Udermann is the director of online education at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, a position he’s held since 2007. In addition to his administrative duties, Udermann frequently works with colleges and universities to help them grow their online programing while ensuring the quality of such offerings. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, five book chapters, and two books, and has given more than 200 national and international presentations.
Jon Crylen, PhD Jon Crylen is editor of online publications for Magna Publications. He holds a PhD in film studies from the University of Iowa (UI) and has taught film courses at both UI and Coe College. His writing, which focuses on environmental film and media, has appeared in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Media Fields Journal, In Media Res, Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice (Routledge), and A Cultural History of the Sea in the Global Age (Bloomsbury Academic). Please send Jon article submissions at email@example.com.