Following a year or more of emergency remote teaching and other disruptions in higher education, now is the time for campus and technology leaders to support the digital transformation of faculty.
Dr. Heather McCullough is the Associate Director of Faculty Development for the Center of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In this role, she leads faculty development programming and leads research in pedagogy, instructional effectiveness, and new tools for teaching. She has experience leading online course design and development and support for online and blended learning. Previously, she served as Professor and Head of Research and Instructional Services and Professor and founding Head of Digital Scholarship at UNC Charlotte’s J. Murray Atkins Library.
Heather earned a Ph.D. in French Literature from Indiana University and an M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught French and English at the university level in the US and France. She has also taught Communication Studies and International Studies in the US. She is an affiliate faculty member in Africana Studies and the Graduate School.
She is an alumna of the Leading Change Institute and has served on the faculty of EDUCAUSE programs including: New IT Managers Institute, Learning Technology Leaders Institute, and Digital Transformation (Dx) Learning Lab.
She is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide range of topics related to higher education, leadership, and learning innovation.
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