Rick Holbeck has been an educator for 22 years in both K-12 and higher education. Rick is currently director of Online Full Time Faculty at Grand Canyon University and teaches classes for the College of Education. He is currently working on a doctorate in higher education leadership at Grand Canyon University and is the current guest editor of the Journal of Instructional Research. Rick has presented at several regional, national and international conferences, and has been published in several different academic journals. Rick’s research interests include formative assessment in the online classroom, hybrid journal publication, and social media in the classroom. Rick recently won the Leadership in Research and Scholarly Activity Award from Grand Canyon University.