Thomas B. Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida. In this role he oversees UCF’s distance learning strategy, policies, and practices, including program and course design, development, and assessment. Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. Tom currently serves as chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Virtual Campus (and chair of the Distance Learning and Student Services Members Council). He is also an award-winning author of several mystery novels.