Dr. Kent Warren is the director of graduate programs at ICI and serves as the faculty advisor for many MAIR students. He joined ICI after many years with the Program for Individualized Learning at the University of Minnesota, where he developed some of the early programs in alternative higher education. Kent received his master's in communicative disorders from the University of Southern California and his doctorate in intercultural and medical communication from the University of Minnesota. His research interests have included medical interviewing, intercultural communication workshops, the history of individualized education, and adult learning and educational success. Kent has been actively involved with the Adult Higher Education Alliance. Working with them and the American Council on Education, he co-authored the Principles of Good Practice for Alternative and External Degree Programs for Adults.