Diego "James" Navarro is the founder of the Academy for College Excellence and a consultant who helps collegesmeet the needs of underprepared students by:
- focusing on effective culture change through professional development,
- employingevidence-based solutions,
- promoting affective/non-cognitive curriculum and brain-based approaches to pedagogical design, and
- utilizing technology to augment the role of affective learning.
He also contributes to higher education policy.