Dr. Regina Nelson is Senior Development Consultant for the Teaching and Technology Center at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. In this role, she consults with faculty and instructors promoting innovative pedagogy and instructional technology use to promote student engagement and learning achievement. Through the Teaching and Technology Center and other campus initiatives, Nelson leads scholarship activities related to teaching and learning and curriculum/course development. Regina represents the campus on the UW-Systems Learning Technology Development Council and chairs the UW-Platteville Universal Design Action Committee.
Among her degrees, Regina holds a MS in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This educational background positions her for innovation at the crossroads of pedagogy and technology. Research and scholarship areas have included a focus on Engineering Education and Universal Design and Accessibility. Regina continues to research ways to engage students using technology to advance learning. Recent topics of interest include: personalized learning in large classes, utilizing gamification design elements to promote student engagement, first-year experience curriculum, information literacy and the science of learning.