Plenary Presenters

Terry Doyle

 

Terry Doyle is an author, nationally recognized educational consultant, and Professor Emeritus from Ferris State University. Terry is highly sought-after speaker who has given over 300 workshops and keynote addresses at regional, national, and international conferences around the world on ways to develop a learner-centered approach to teaching. His newest book, co-authored with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, is the second edition of The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with your Brain. It has been described as breaking new ground in helping students understand how learning happens and suggests a new paradigm for how students should prepare themselves for learning...

Karobi Moitra

 

Dr. Karobi Moitra is a Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at Trinity Washington University in Washington DC and a former Assistant Provost for the Sciences. She is a Certified Faculty Developer and the Core Leader of the Faculty Development Program at Trinity that is funded by a one million dollar Inclusive Excellence Grant from the HHMI. Dr. Moitra has a very active interest in faculty development, inclusive teaching and the art of storytelling to engage students in the classroom. She has also authored several books & educational/scientific articles and has conducted faculty development workshops around the theme of inclusive excellence & storytelling…

Anton Tolman

 

Anton Tolman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in Clinical Psychology in 1991.  After spending several years in private practice and in leadership positions in a state psychiatric facility, he joined the academy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan in 2000.  He is past-Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Professor of Behavioral Science, and Faculty Fellow for the Office of Teaching and Learning at Utah Valley University.  His areas of scholarly work focus on student metacognition, student resistance to learning, faculty metacognition, and issues of power in the classroom.  He is senior editor of the recently published Why Students Resist Learning:  A Practical Model for Understanding and Helping Students...

Todd Zakrajsek

 

Todd D. Zakrajsek is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he serves as the Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship Program. In addition to his work at UNC providing resources for faculty on various topics related to teaching/learning, leadership, and scholarly activity, Todd serves on several educationally-related boards, including the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching; International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and Higher Education Teaching Learning Portal. In recent years, Todd served on boards charged with creating resources and opportunities related to teaching and learning: Education Research Initiative (Lenovo Computer);...

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