Gwenn is president of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE). She also serves as department chair for university transfer at Ivy Tech Community College. Her primary teaching focus is on integrated reading writing and co-requisite course design. She was part of a team that developed Ivy Tech’s integrated reading writing course and offers professional development sessions to faculty members across the state of Indiana. Eldridge earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University and a master’s in English from Butler University. She also completed coursework toward a doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition at Ball State University. She recently completed the Advance Kellogg Institute on Developmental Education at the National Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University.