Eric Carbaugh is a full professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where he instructs both undergraduate and graduate courses. As an educational consultant, he has worked with teachers and leaders at over 100 schools and districts on a variety of topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In addition to several articles and book chapters, he is a co-author of Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment (McTighe, Doubet, & Carbaugh, ASCD, 2020), Principles and Practices for Effective Blended Learning (Doubet & Carbaugh, ASCD, 2020), and The Differentiated Flipped Classroom: A Practical Guide to Digital Learning (Carbaugh & Doubet, Corwin, 2016). Eric holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Mary Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics from the University of Virginia. Eric has teaching experience at both the elementary and secondary levels and serves as the journal editor and a board member for the Virginia ASCD chapter.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Curriculum planning using the Understanding by Design® framework
  • Understanding by Design® for school and district leaders
  • Performance task and project-based learning design
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Classroom assessment
  • Blended and online learning
  • Instructional technology integration