Site Creators

The following three individuals are the site creators, but there is a larger team of individuals who regularly contribute blog posts and an even larger group who submit resources. If you would like to contact one of the site creators, please send an email to


Aaron Richmond, Lauren Scharff, John Draeger

  • Lauren Scharff is the Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program and Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the U. S. Air Force Academy*, where she has worked since 2008.  Prior to that she was a professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University where she worked beginning in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Experimental Psychology in December, 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin. Courses she has taught include introductory psychology, leadership, research methods, biopsychology, and perception, and she has won several teaching awards. Her current research focuses on a variety of topics within SoTL, although she sometimes still collaborates on research projects in the human factors or visual perception areas.
  • John Draeger is the Director of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program and Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo State. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University. He teaches courses in the history of moral and political philosophy, contemporary ethical issues, and philosophy of law. He divides his scholarly energies between work in social philosophy (e.g., moral critiques of racism, sexism, and homophobia) and work in SoTL (e.g., higher-order thinking, general education, and academic rigor).
  • Aaron S. Richmond earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He teaches courses in educational psychology, research methods, statistics, and cognitive development. He has published over 35 journal articles and book chapters on investigations of pedagogical practices in higher education and psychology instruction, metacognitive development in children and adults, and applications of cognitive and memory strategies in science and higher education.

* Disclaimer: The views expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U. S. Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U. S. Govt.


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