Billie Bennett Franchini’s work in educational development focuses on fostering meaningful student engagement through evidence-based active learning practices including Team-Based Learning (TBL). She also works with faculty and graduate students in broader career development, including documentation of teaching and professional practice; building leadership skills; and productively integrating research, teaching, and service. She has over twenty-five years of teaching experience and has worked in teaching and faculty development at the University at Albany for over fifteen years. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and an M.Ed. in English Education from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in English from The Florida State University.