Bridging the gap between thinking and doing: Industry expert adjuncts and future-ready teaching methods

  • Erica Walker
  • D. Matthew Boyer


This study examines the experiences of three industry expert adjuncts (IEA), a specialized type of adjunct instructor who maintains a full-time career outside of academia while teaching a university course. The courses they designed and taught during this study focused on helping students bridge the gap between the classroom and the profession.