Hunter R. Boylan Hunter R. Boylan is the Director of the National Center for Developmental Education and a Professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Developmental Education, the International Journal of Education and Development, and the Journal of Teaching and Learning and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Carnegie Foundation Statway Project, the National Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and is a Technical Assistant for the Gates Foundation Developmental Education Initiative. He the former Chair of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations, a Past President of NADE, and the founding Director of the nation's first Doctoral Program in Developmental Education at Grambling State University. He has received the NADE award for "Outstanding Leadership" and the association's "Outstanding Research" Award is named after him as are the research scholarships of the Association for the Tutoring Profession and the National College Learning Center Association. He is the author or co-author of five books and over 100 research articles, book chapters, and monographs.