Laurette Blakey Foster, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Prairie View A&M University. She also serves as Director of the PVAMU Centre for Teaching Excellence which provides leadership for the Title III Activity – PV Faculty Advancement and Curriculum Enhancement (FACE) Academy. This Academy in union with the Office of Research conducts an annual Grant Writing Institute for faculty. In support of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation requirements for Prairie View, she lead the Quality Enhancement Plan process. She has served as a reviewer and chair for the National Science Foundation. She served on a five year appointment with the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ developing questions for the SAT Mathematics Subject Test and she has been a leader and mentor in curriculum design for College Algebra and the gateway mathematics courses as part of a program supported by NSF, ARO and the U. S. Military Academy, West Point. In addition she served as a member of the Mathematics Association of America subcommittee on Curriculum Redesign of the First Two Years (CRAFTY). In 2010 and 2011 she earned the Texas A&M Chancellors Faculty Award. She currently serves as Executive Director of the National HBCU Faculty Development Network. She is also active in her community serving as a member of the Houston Ensemble Theatre Guild, Board member of the Pink Ribbons Project – In Motion against Breast Cancer and the Enrichment and Brotherhood of Northwest Youth (EBONY) organization.