In his career as a professional educator, James Cibulka has served as a public school teacher, directed community education programs, and held professorial appointments at several research universities. Dr. Cibulka has been a department chair, doctoral program director, associate dean, and dean, as well as chairing various state and national boards. After serving as president of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), he oversaw the creation of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), launching rigorous program standards and accreditation processes. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Cibulka received the William J. Davis research award from the University Council for Educational Administration and the Stephen K. Bailey award from the Politics of Education Association for his contributions to research in that field. His many publications include the 2017 coedited book Technology in School Classrooms: How It Can Strengthen Teaching and Student Learning Today (Rowan & Littlefield).