Who We Are

UNBOUND: Reinventing Higher Education is an online journal intended for all those who are interested in higher education issues, especially those that affect adult students. The name UNBOUND calls to mind the many innovations that are taking place in education across our country and our world, where technology is helping us break the bonds of space and time to make education accessible to a broad audience. As educators, we no longer have to think in terms of limits, whether those are drawn by campus boundaries, geographic location, or even conventional definitions of school and community. The possibilities for the future are boundless, and we hope to hear from those who are helping to lead the way.

As the tagline Reinventing Higher Education suggests, we are positioning this journal at the forefront of educational change. We aim to engage a broad audience of readers and contributors who are interested in important trends and innovations in education. In addition to professionals in higher education, audiences and contributors may include leaders of corporations and industries, communities, advocacy groups, nonprofits or government bodies—anyone who cares deeply about the future of education.

Please contact UNBOUND at unbound@upcea.edu.

Editorial Board


The Unbound Editorial Board consists of leaders in continuing, professional, and online education who are serving two or three-year appointments, subject to renewal. Board members participate in formulating the editorial direction of the journal, solicit articles for publication, recommend themes or topics for future issues, and review submissions for potential publication. All Board members are members of UPCEA, and represent the breadth and diversity of the continuing and online education programs and the populations that they serve.

Editor Northwestern University Thomas F. Gibbons
At-Large Representative Dean, Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
At-Large Representative Professor of the Practice, Boston University Jay A. Halfond, Ph.D.
At-Large Representative Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Dean, School of Professional Studies, Brown University Karen H. Sibley, Ed.D.
Network Representative – International Director of Continuing Studies, Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware Soma Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Network Representative – Leadership & Strategy Director of the William and Ida Friday Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rob Bruce, Ph.D.
Network Representative – Marketing, Enrollment Management and Student Services Marketing Director, University Extension, California State University, East Bay Dan Bellone
Network Representative – Program Management and Innovation Associate Provost, Division of Lifelong Learning, University of Maine Monique LaRocque, Ph.D.
Network Representative – Outreach, Engagement, and Economic Development Executive Director, Center for Corporate and Executive Education, Stony Brook University Pat Malone
At-Large Representative Dean, Petrocelli School of Continuing Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University Lisa R. Braverman, Ph.D.
Ex-Officio Member Chief Executive Officer, UPCEA Robert J. Hansen, Ph.D.

Our Staff


The Unbound Editorial Staff handles all editorial and technical aspects of the publication under the leadership of Editor Tom Gibbons of Northwestern University.

Editor Thomas F. Gibbons
Associate Editor, Northwestern University Peter Kaye, Ph.D.
Assistant Editor, Northwestern University Megan Powell
Design Director, Northwestern University Brad Farrar
Marketing Director, Northwestern University Therese Grohman
Chief Executive Officer, UPCEA Robert J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Chief Learning Officer, UPCEA Amy Claire Heitzman, Ph.D.
Director, Marketing and Communications, UPCEA Molly K. Nelson
Associate Director of Communications, UPCEA Jordan DiMaggio