Lisa Dawley, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. With over 20 years of experience in teacher education research, practice, and policy, Dawley's expertise includes leadership, design, and pedagogy of online and virtual environments for teaching and learning. She is co-author of the Going Virtual! research series studying professional development for K-12 online teachers. Dawley received a Top 20 Bestselling Books Award for her text, The Tools for Successful Online Teaching. She co-founded EDTECH Island, a virtual world resource supporting international teacher education. Dawley is also co-founder and Program Chair of the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) affiliated with the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She was an invited research fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences summer institute, and recipient of grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Spencer Foundation. Dawley is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). She received the Distinguished Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), and the Presidential Service Award from the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).