About the Authors
Eric M. Carbaugh, PhD, is a full professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he instructs both undergraduate and graduate courses. As an educational consultant, he has worked with teachers and leaders at more than 100 schools and districts on a variety of topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. He is a coauthor of Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects and the quick reference guide Principles and Practices for Effective Blended Learning. He has teaching experience at both the elementary and secondary levels and serves as the journal editor and a board member for the Virginia ASCD chapter.
Laura McCullough, EdD, recently retired after serving nine years as executive director of ASCD's Virginia affiliate, where she was responsible for designing and overseeing a range of professional learning programs as well as outreach services such as innovation forums, VASCD's Profile of a Classroom, and a statewide network for new teachers. McCullough is active in policy and advocacy work, representing VASCD in the legislature and other policy arenas. She has taught at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels, and has experience as an elementary principal and district administrator.