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James E. Groccia Auburn University, USA

James E. Groccia is the Director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology at Auburn University. He is a former President of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network), and is a 2011-2012 Fulbright scholar at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Groccia has presented at dozens of national and international conferences, conducted hundreds of workshops worldwide, has served as an advisor and consultant to institutions nationally and abroad, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on teaching and learning issues. He is the author of The College Success Book: A Whole-Student Approach to Academic Excellence and co-author with M.S. Hunter of First-Year Seminar Instructor Training. Groccia is co-editor with Bill Buskist of Evidence Based Teaching; co-editor with J. E. Miller of Volumes 29 and 30 of To Improve the Academy, On Becoming a Productive University: Strategies for Reducing Costs and Increasing Quality in Higher Education; Enhancing Productivity: Administrative, Instructional, and Technological Strategies, and with J. E. Miller and M. S. Miller on Student-Assisted Teaching: A Guide to Faculty-Student Teamwork.