Robert Talbert is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. Primarily a classroom instructor, he also holds the position of Senior Faculty Fellow for Learning Futures through the GVSU President’s Office, in which he works to connect faculty with innovation research opportunities. He is the author of ‘Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty’ (Stylus Publications, 2017) and the co-author of ‘Grading for Growth’. Robert lives in western Michigan with his wife, teenage children, and three cats. He aspires to spend more time playing bass guitar, reading books on the beach, and riding bicycles instead of sitting at a computer.