Carole G. Basile is the Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). Prior to joining ASU, Basile was Dean and Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). Her academic career has included grants and research related to math and science education, teacher education, community engagement, and environmental education with funding from the Department of Education, the National Governor’s Association, and the National Science Foundation, the National Education Association, and the National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future. She has published numerous articles, books, book chapters, and technical papers in these areas and has received outstanding teaching awards for her ability to teach using experiential learning techniques. Her community work is also extensive, as she has actively partnered with many urban school districts, informal and non-profit community education and social service entities, constituents from business and industry, and workforce and economic development. Also to her credit, she has 12 years experience in business and industry in the areas of sales, management, marketing, and corporate training and development.