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Faculty Development Center

Staff

Linda C. Hodges, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Director
Phone: 410-455-1829
Fax: 410-455-8191
lhodges@umbc.edu

Linda C. Hodges, Director of the Faculty Development Center, was Director of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University from 2003-2009 before retiring to Maryland. She holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky and was a faculty member for over 20 years before transitioning into faculty development. Prior to coming to the McGraw Center in 2001 she was the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College near Atlanta, Georgia. During her faculty tenure at two different institutions she taught a wide range of courses, participated in faculty governance, and served as department chair. In 1999 she was one of 28 faculty chosen nationally to study and assess new pedagogical approaches as a Carnegie Scholar of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has published widely on her work in faculty development, engaged student learning, and effective teaching practices. Her special interests are in pedagogies of engagement and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

Kerrie Kephart
Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation,
Research, and Assessment
Phone: 410-455-3885
Fax: 410-455-8191
kkephart@umbc.edu

Kerrie Kephart is Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation, Research, and Assessment in the Faculty Development Center, supporting faculty to innovate in their teaching and investigate issues of teaching and learning in their classrooms and disciplines. Her interests in faculty development include the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), SOTL research methods, pedagogies of reflection such as journaling and portfolio development, active learning and inquiry-based pedagogies, writing across the curriculum, and discourses of teaching and learning. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialization in advanced academic literacy development. Prior to joining the FDC staff, she was Director of the Engineering Communication Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, and prior to that, she was Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. In her previous positions, she conducted research studies in innovative teaching methods in the STEM fields and presented a workshop series in writing across the curriculum for faculty across all disciplines. She has also taught a variety of courses in language and literacy development, including academic writing for educators, writing the scientific article, technical communication, English as a second language pedagogy, principles of bilingual education, and discourse analysis.


 

Lynn G. Knazik
Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 410-455-3916
Fax: 410-455-8191
lykenned@umbc.edu

In 2010, after supporting the Gender + Women’s Studies Program for nearly eleven years, Lynn accepted the position of Administrative Assistant to the Faculty Development Center and the Faculty Senate.  Following four years of challenging work supporting these two very diverse entities she will relinquished her role in shared governance this summer and focus her undivided efforts in support of the growing Faculty Development Center.  In December of 2014, after many years of balancing a full-time job and part-time studies, Lynn expects to receive her B.A. in History.