Dr. Van Davis is a Policy and Planning Consultant for WCET. Van is also Principal at Foghlam Consulting, LLC where he focuses on higher education policy, distance education, college affordability, competency-based education, educational technology, and strategic planning. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education as a professor, academic administrator, state policymaker, and educational technology executive. Van currently serves on the board of PelotonU, a 501c3 that provides academic and social support services for post-traditional students enrolled in online competency-based education degree programs, and is a Senior Fellow with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). He holds a PhD in 20th Century US History with an emphasis on civil rights history from Vanderbilt University, and lives in Austin, Texas with his beloved wife and two cats.