presentations & workshops

I give presentations and conduct workshops on a variety of topics, including the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), signature pedagogies, feminist pedagogy, and inclusive pedagogy, as well as more typical faculty development topics.  Contact me if you’d like to arrange a visit.

My research background and interests are below:

SoTL Pedagogical Research & Writing Literary Scholarship
  • signature pedagogies in literary studies
  • literary complexity & ambiguity
  • misconceptions in literary
  • diversity teaching & learning
  • humanities-based SoTL
  • writing SoTL for publication
  • signature pedagogies in the disciplines
  • teaching diversity through literature
  • humanities pedagogies
  • feminist pedagogy
  • mindfulness in higher education
  • multicultural American literature
  • American women writers
  • literary learning

Signature Pedagogies

  • Keynote addresses for Organizing and then Annual Meetings of Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia (BC’s faculty union), Vancouver, British Columbia (Nov 26, 2011; February 25, 2012)
  • Keynote address and three-day workshop at University of Wisconsin System Faculty College (100 faculty from across the state), lead speaker and facilitator with Lendol Calder and Aeron Haynie (May 2011)
  • Plenary panel and book signing for Exploring Signature Pedagogies at 2009 University of Wisconsin System Spring Conference
  • Workshop for faculty at 2008 Lilly West Conference at Cal Poly Pomona
  • Workshop for faculty at 2008 ISSOTL in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada—with book launch and signing of Exploring Signature Pedagogies

Literary Signature Pedagogies and Learning (Various SoTL Projects)

  • Presentation at 2005 ISSOTL Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Presentation at 2006 ISSOTL in Washington, DC
  • Presentation at 2006 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Colloquium in Madison, WI
  • Presentation at 2007 ISSOTL in Sydney, Australia
  • Presentation at 2007 SoTL Commons Conference in Statesboro, GA
  • Presentation at 2007 SoTL at Liberal Arts Colleges Conference, St. Olaf/Carleton Colleges in Northfield, MN
  • Presentation at 2008 ISSOTL in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Presentation at 2009 ISSOTL in Bloomington, IL
  • Presentation at 2010 ISSOTL in Liverpool, England

Literature and Diversity Learning (Various SoTL Projects)

  • Presentation at 2009 ISSOTL in Bloomington, IN

Humanities Pedagogies/SoTL

  • Chair of ISSOTL’s Arts & Humanities Interest Group, 2008+.
  • Featured panel at 2009 ISSOTL in Bloomington, IN
  • Presentations at 2012 ISSOTL in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Panel Discussion and Live-Streamed Feature Panel at 2013 ISSOTL in Raleigh, NC
  • “Mapping the Humanities” workshop for Humanities Program’s development of a Minor, Capstone course, and accompanying pedagogies at Sewanee’s University of the South, Nov 2013
  • “Pressing an Ear Against the Hive: A SoTL of the Senses,” opening keynote, MacMaster Symposium on the Arts & Humanities in SoTL, April 2014

Introductions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • SoTL Scholars Program (year-long program for graduate students at Vanderbilt University), 2011-2015
  • “SoTL Matters: Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How?” keynote at SoTL Commons Conference, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA, March 26-28, 2014.
  • Past and Future Trends in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, opening keynote at Institute for SoTL, 2013 Symposium on SoTL, Mt. Royal University, Banff, AB, Canada (Nov 7-9, 2013)
  • Workshops for faculty at University of North Georgia (October, 2014), Georgia Gwinnett College (July, 2013), Emory / Oxford College (November, 2012; February, 2013; May, 2014; May, 2015), University of Wisconsin-Superior faculty (August 16, 2011)
  • Keynote address and day-long workshop at faculty conference at Lewis University (May 2008)
  • Workshop focused on gathering and analyzing evidence of student voice in SoTL for University of Wisconsin System faculty, with Renee Meyers (quantitative) and Katina Lazarides (qualitative, with me), in Madison, WI (Feb. 2007, Feb. 2008, Feb. 2010)
  • University of Wisconsin System Summer Teaching Institute, co-designed and facilitated with Jane Ewens (five days every June in Madison, WI: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

SoTL Writing Workshops

  • Targeted program and support for University of Wisconsin-Stout faculty writing group (summer 2012)
  • SoTL Writing Collaborative Institute for the University of Wisconsin System, lead developer and facilitator with Renee Meyers (three days in January, two days in May, one day in Sept 2011; online activities throughout)
  • Workshop for faculty members across the disciplines at University of Wisconsin-Stout (two days in June 2009)

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