About the Author
Ann E. Austin is professor in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. Her research and publications concern faculty Careers, roles, and professional development; teaching and learning issues in higher education; and organizational change and transformation in higher education. She was a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa (1998), the president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (2001-2002), and is currently co-principle investigator of a National Science Foundation Center concerning preparing future faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Fields. Her books include Paths to the Professoriate: Strategies for Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty (coedited with D. H. Wulff, 2004, Jossey-Bass), Higher Education in the Developing World: Changing Contexts and Institutional Resources (coedited with D.W. Chapman, 2002, Greenwood Press), Heeding New Voices: Academic Careers for a New Generation (with R.E. Rice & M.D. Sorcinelli, 2000, American Association for Higher Education), and Developing New and Junior Faculty (coedited with M. D. Sorcinelli, 1992, Jossey-Bass).
Pamela L. Eddy is an assistant professor of higher education at Central Michigan University. She serves as an associate editor for Community College Enterprise and is incoming book review coeditor for the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She is a board member of Division J of the American Education Research Association and a board representative for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Her research concerns leadership and faculty development at community colleges, new faculty roles, and teaching and learning issues.
Andrea L. Beach is an assistant professor in teaching, learning, and leadership at Western Michigan University, where she teaches in the higher education leadership doctoral program. She received her Ph.D. in higher, adult, and lifelong education from Michigan State University as well as her master's in adult and continuing education. Her research centers on issues of organizational climate in universities, teaching and learning, doctoral education, and faculty development. Recent projects include a national survey of community college faculty development, a national survey of faculty development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and creation of a compilation of online teaching. She is currently external evaluator on three grants addressing faculty development and faculty learning communities.