Dr. Deborah Everhart is a Strategist at Blackboard, where she analyzes trends and designs holistic solutions for learning and teaching. She teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Everhart has written numerous articles and presented papers and seminars on medieval literature, emerging technologies, and the future of teaching and learning. Most recently she has provided leadership in learning analytics, badges, and competency-based learning initiatives.