Teaching and Learning as Critical Practice: Speaker

Guest Speaker Michael Reder

Michael Reder is the Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning at Connecticut College, where he also teaches courses that focus on questions of identity in contemporary literature and culture in the Department of Literatures in English.   Michael has published articles on the creation of faculty teaching and learning centers at small liberal arts colleges, on supporting early career faculty, on the prudent use of technology in teaching, and on writing.  He runs workshops at a variety of national conferences and works regularly with small colleges and universities who are increasing their support for faculty teaching and learning. As a literary scholar, he is the author of several chapters on Salman Rushdie and is the editor of Conversations with Salman Rushdie, a collection of interviews.  Michael is currently a Senior Teagle Scholar working with the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, and serves on the advisory board for the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program at Wabash College’s Center for Inquiry.