I am a teacher with more than three decades of teaching experience in higher education. My early teaching experiences were as a Teaching Assistant and adjunct faculty member, and in these roles, I taught more than forty sections of developmental studies English, freshman composition, and sophomore literature. I also taught across institutional types, including at a large urban community college, a two-year historically black college and university, a two-year technical institution, a public 4-year institution, and a large research institution. Now at the University of Alabama, I teach masters and doctoral level courses in the Higher Education Administration program. I most often teach courses about college teaching, technology in higher education, and reading research in the field of higher education.
My research interests are in the areas of faculty work, pedagogical approaches, technology for teaching, and online learning. I have authored and co-authored several books, including Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (with Elizabeth Barkley published by Jossey-Bass), Online learning: A guide to theory, research, and practice (published by Johns Hopkins University Press), Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Learning Activities to put Students on the Path to Success (with Todd Zakrajsek and Michael Harris published by Routledge) and Collaborative learning techniques: A handbook for college faculty (second education, with Elizabeth Barkley and Pat Cross, published by Jossey-Bass). I have also published books on qualitative research methods.
I share my knowledge of teaching and learning through keynotes, workshops, and webinars. These most often focus on my books in the College Teaching Techniques Series with Jossey-Bass/Wiley and include topics such as learning assessment, student engagement, collaborative learning, and engaging lectures.