GRANT WIGGINS is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University and his B. A. from St. Johnís College in Annapolis, MD. Grant is perhaps best known for being the co-author, with Jay McTighe, of Understanding By Design, the award-winning and highly successful program and set of materials on curriculum design used all over the world; and of Schooling by Design. His work has been supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Over the past 25 years, Grant has worked on some of the most influential reform initiatives in the world, including Ted Sizerís Coalition of Essential Schools; the International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced Placement Program; state reform initiatives in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware; and national reforms in China, the Philippines, and Thailand. He is the author of Educative Assessment and Assessing Student Performance (Jossey-Bass). His many articles have appeared in such journals as Educational Leadership and Phi Delta Kappan. He also plays in The Hazbins, a rock band.