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Meet Our 2024 Plenary Speakers

Lauren Barbeau

Georgia Institute of Technology

Lauren Barbeau is the Assistant Director of Learning and Technology Initiatives at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in 19th century American Literature and American Culture Studies. Before becoming an educational developer, she taught writing and literature courses. She began her educational development career at Georgia Southern University and subsequently served as the Assistant Director for Faculty Development and SoTL at the University of Georgia. All things teaching, but especially all things teaching with technology, have been her two most enduring professional passions.

Michelle Boose

UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Michelle Boose, MD is a family medicine physician, educator, and advocate recognized for her commitment to evidence-based practice and leadership in academic medicine. With a diverse background spanning clinical care, medical education, and community outreach, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her field.  Michelle is the Medical Director at UNC- Asheville, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves as an educator for the UNC Faculty Development Fellowship and as a faculty development consultant. Additionally, she excels as an executive coach specializing in personal and professional development, with a keen focus on equity and inclusion.

 

For more than ten years, Michelle has demonstrated her commitment to education by serving as a mentor, advisor, coach, and instructor for a wide range of learners in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings. She has facilitated discussions on topics including resident physicians as teachers, eliminating bias in learner evaluations, race correction- impacts on evidence-based medicine and teaching, and fostering an inclusive learning environment.

Todd Zakrajsek

UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Todd D. Zakrajsek PhD, is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He develops resources for faculty on teaching/learning, leadership, and publishing. Prior to joining the SOM he was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities. Todd has served on many educationally related boards and work groups during his four decades of teaching and faculty development. He has also consulted with organizations such as The American Council on Education (ACE), Lenovo Computer, Microsoft, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past 20 years, Todd has directed Lilly Conferences on evidence-based teaching and learning and is the editor of The Scholarly Teacher, an online resource for faculty in higher education. Todd’s recent books include Classroom Assessment Techniques 3rd ed. (due out July, 2024, with Tom Angelo), Teaching at Its Best, 5th ed. (2023, with Linda Nilson); The New Science of Learning, 3rd ed, (2022); Teaching for Learning, 2nd ed. (2021, with Claire Major and Michael Harris); Advancing Online Teaching (2021, with Kevin Kelly); and Dynamic Lecturing (2017, with Christine Harrington). Todd has given more than 300 campus workshops, conference presentations, and keynote addresses in 49 states, 12 countries, and 4 continents.

Follow and connect with Todd on Twitter (@toddzakrajsek), Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Draft Schedule of Event 2024

Monday, August 5th

1:00 PM      Welcome & Opening remarks

                   

1:30  PM      Plenary Presentation I

 

2:15 PM     

   -                Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

5:30 PM                  

 

5:30 PM 

   -                 Networking Reception

6:30 PM    

Dinner and Evening on Your Own
Explore Asheville!

Tuesday, August 6th

7:15 AM

  -                  Buffet Breakfast with Registration

8:00 AM

8:10 AM

   -                 Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

12:00 PM
                   
 

12:00 PM

   -                 Buffet Lunch with Registration

12:45 PM

12:45 PM

    -                Plenary Presentation II       

2:00 PM         
     
2:20 PM   

  -                 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

5:00 PM          
                  

5:00 PM

  -                  Poster Presentation Reception

6:00 PM   

Dinner and Evening on Your Own


Wednesday, August 7th

7:00 AM

  -                   Buffet Breakfast with Registration

7:50 AM     

                    

8:00 AM

  -                   Roundtable Discussions

8:30 AM     


8:40 AM

   -                   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

9:50 AM  

10:00 AM

  -                    Plenary III 

11:00 AM

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