Lauren Chapman is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Department in the Lynch School at Boston College. Her research interests include the implementation and evaluation of school-wide reforms, with a focus on high-needs schools. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patricia Esplin is a graduate of the University of Utah in counseling psychology. Her research interests focus on teaching and learning, first-year experience, learning communities, and student development. She has directed the first-year learning communities and mentoring initiatives at Brigham Young University for that past fourteen years.
Elizabeth A. Jones is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies in the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University. Her research focuses on assessing student learning and development. She has published numerous journal articles and three assessment books.
Larry Ludlow, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), is a professor and chair of the Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Lynch School of Education, Boston College. His research interests include faculty teaching evaluations; item response theory; social justice, gender stereotype, and pediatric rehabilitation scales; and teacher retention and attrition models.
Stefinee Pinnegar is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a teacher educator at Brigham Young University. Her research interests focus on teacher thinking, teacher development, and self-study. She has particular interest in the development of practical memory for teaching and the methodology of self-study for studying teaching practices.
Elizabeth Vitullo is the associate director for Executive mba programs at the College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University (WVU). She earned [End Page v] her bachelor’s and master’s at the University of Toronto and her mba from WVU. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in educational leadership at WVU.
Julie B. Walsh-Covarrubias is an associate professor and the associate director of education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her areas of specialty include curriculum development and evaluation within the medical education community as well as educational technology.
Justin White is a Ph.D. student in philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in philosophy and English. His interests include nineteenth-and twentieth-century European philosophy; the intersections among philosophy, literature, and religion; and the philosophy of education. [End Page vi]