Thomas B. Cavanagh, PhD, is the associate vice president of distributed learning at the University of Central Florida. In this role, he oversees the universitys distance learning strategy, policies, and practices, including program and course design, development, and assessment. A regular presenter at academic and industry conferences, he is an award-winning instructional designer, program manager, faculty member, and administrator. Blended learning is a frequent presentation topic and he has spoken both domestically and internationally on its design and implementation. His research interests include e-learning, technical communication, and the societal influence of technology on education, training, culture, and commerce. He is also an award-winning author of several mystery novels.