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 [email protected].

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.

Dr. Richard J. Novak
Editor Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Richard J. Novak, Ed.D.
At-Large Representative Executive Director, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, Michigan State University Burton Bargerstock
Peter Kaye
At-Large Representative Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Professional Programs, Northwestern University Peter Kaye, Ph.D.
At-Large Representative President, Excelsior College David Schejbal, Ph.D.
Nelson Baker
Ex-Officio Member Dean, Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Bob Hansen
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 Rich Novak of Rutgers University.

Dr. Richard J. Novak
Editor Richard J. Novak, Ed.D.
Jim Morris
Associate Editor; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Jim Morris, M.A.
Assistant Editor; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Beth Salamon, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer, UPCEA Robert J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Deputy CEO and Chief Learning Officer, UPCEA Amy Claire Heitzman, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Communications, UPCEA Molly K. Nelson
Vice President, Policy + Digital Strategy, UPCEA Jordan DiMaggio