Ken Baldauf is the Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Computing at Florida State University, where he is responsible for developing courses to meet the computing and technology needs across disciplines. Since joining FSU's faculty in 1998, Ken has taught Computer Fluency, Information Management, Digital Media, Web Development, and Programming courses to classes with enrollments as large as 2,500 students per semester. Ken has partnered with Course Technology on many projects over the years, which include weekly tech news podcasts called CourseCasts, and Succeeding with Technology, a technology driven and student focused computer concepts textbook. With years of experience teaching thousands of students, Ken recognized a growing disconnect between technology education and the way students want to learn. Ken partnered with Course Technology again to develop Emerge with Computers, an exciting new online framework intended to revolutionize the way students learn about and experience technology.
Beverly Amer is a Principal Lecturer of CIS and Accounting in the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She is a Faculty Fellow in the school's University College, and is course coordinator for Introduction to Computer Information Systems, a liberal studies course required for numerous majors. Her most recent achievements include recognition with NAU's President's Award for pedagogy innovation, and teaching awards within her college and the Liberal Studies program. Prior to her current appointment in 1993, she was on the faculty of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida for 5 years, and taught MIS courses as part of the business school's CCTV program. Beverly has been an author with Cengage since 2007 on Computers in Our World, Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills, and Emerge with Computers. Her passion is creating relevant and engaging course content for today's college students so they are equipped with the skills necessary for success in work and life.