James C. Eck is provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau University, a position he began in June 2017. He is a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education. He previously served as provost at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he worked since 2010. He always retained classroom roles in addition to his many administrative roles, and he authored and participated in scores of professional presentations, peer review publications and research projects since the beginning of his career. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, a Master of Business Administration at Samford University in Birmingham, and a Ph.D in higher education at the University of Georgia. Prior to his term at Louisburg, Eck also served in various posts at Samford and Rollins University in Winter Park, Florida.