Billie Bennett Franchini’s efforts in educational development focus 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 years of teaching experience and has worked in faculty development for eleven years. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and an M.Ed. in English Education from the University of Georgia.