Director of Faculty Development
     Center for Teaching and Learning
     UNC Chapel Hill
     Campus Box 3470
     UNC-Chapel Hill
     Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3470
     (919) 966-1289
     I began my college teaching career in 1968 as a professor of Russian history, but my interest in pedagogy ultimately led me to pursue a career as an educational consultant. In 1978, I created the first faculty development program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. As Director of Faculty Development in the UNC Center for Teaching and Learning, I am responsible for programs that help faculty members and graduate students become more effective teachers. I lead faculty development workshops and seminars, write articles and monographs on pedagogical issues, develop teaching evaluation systems, and serve on university committees that deal with teaching, assessment, and the curriculum. Much of my work focuses on consultations with individual instructors, helping them solve instructional problems, develop new teaching approaches, plan courses, design exams and assignments, and interpret the results of student evaluations and peer reviews. I also teach a graduate course in college teaching and am active in regional and national faculty development organizations. I am the editor of The Journal of Faculty Development, serve on the editorial board of The National Teaching and Learning Forum, and am a guest reviewer for Innovative Higher Education.