Jonathan Eckert, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Wheaton College, with several years of experience teaching and coaching intermediate and middle school students in Illinois and Tennesee. He was a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in 2008-2009. His research interests include teaching effectiveness, measures of that effectiveness, and the interaction of practitioners and policymakers in the service of student learning. The providential mandate to love and serve others drives his desire to place passionate, effective teachers in every classroom. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Eckert enjoys playing tennis and basketball; chasing after his three young children, Ben, Sarah, and Grace; and spending any remaining quiet moments with his wife, Carolyn.