Kari Brown-Herbst is the director for the center for teaching & learning at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her responsibilities include faculty development and support and student learning assessment. Kari currently serves as faculty representative to the LCCC Foundation Board and is also a member of the Peer Review Corps of the Higher Learning Commission. Before arriving at LCCC, she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology with an education endorsement from Kalamazoo College (Michigan) and her master’s degree in education technology from Marian University (Wisconsin). Kari has 18 years of K-12 teaching experience in Alaska and Wisconsin and began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati. She is currently studying for her Ed.D. in instructional technology at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include investigating the impact of purposeful faculty development on student retention in the online environment.