Since 2007 I have been a member of the faculty for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. I currently serve as senior contributing faculty, a URR and as a lead faculty member. In my time at Walden I have seen 34 students for whom I served as committee chair or second committee member go on to earn their doctorates. In addition to Walden, I have held faculty appointments at East Carolina University, Heritage University, University of Tennessee and University of Washington. I have also served as a university administrator – until recently I served as vice chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell
My current scholarly interest is student retention and completion in higher education. I serve as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Education and Training Studies and as a member of the board of advisors for the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.