Dr. Paul J. Colbert is full professor and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Distance Learning at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. where he plays a key role in partnering the art of teaching with the art of learning through the integration and application of teaching tools and technologies, while ensuring quality teaching practices that prepare students to be skilled professionals. Concurrent projects include the Bridging the Gap series for strategic planning in the classroom; the Master Teacher Initiative; the Adjunct/New Faculty Workshop series; the CTEDL Bookclub for faculty; and customized workshops and seminars for specific departments within the schools and colleges on campus. Paul completed his Ph.D. in Education and Educational Technology at Boston College, a Masters in Teaching at Framingham State College, and a B.S. in Business Management at Bentley College.