Dr. Josh Valk lives in Douglas, Wyoming with his wife and three daughters. He is a three-time UOPX alumni (BS, MS, Ph.D.). He has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, an MBA, masters degrees in psychology and information systems, bachelors degrees in psychology and mathematics, and associate degrees in history and liberal arts. He is currently pursuing an MS in Mathematics at Indiana State University. His research interests include online course instructional design, gifted and talented students, mental illness, and perseverance.