Following a national search, Megan L. Mittelstadt, assistant director for faculty development and recognition, has been named director of UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
“Dr. Mittelstadt came to UGA with a wealth of experience in program management, educational development and leadership in teaching and learning. In the last 14 months, she has proven her commitment to university faculty development as program director for multiple faculty fellows programs and collaborating with Faculty Affairs to develop a more robust new faculty orientation,” said Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction. “I am confident she will advance the university’s teaching mission even further as our new director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.”
Before coming to UGA in February 2017, Mittelstadt was director of training and education of the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium at Harvard University and lecturer in genetics at Harvard Medical School. She worked with faculty to design and implement innovative graduate curriculum and managed the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium. In addition, she collaborated with faculty to design and implement curricular and co-curricular offerings for research fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Mittelstadt received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctoral degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, both from the University of South Carolina. She completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M Health Science Center.
“I look forward to leading the Center for Teaching and Learning’s continuing work to foster and sustain innovative, evidence-based teaching practices in support of the teaching mission of the University of Georgia. As we build upon the center’s successes and positive momentum, we will strive to bring value to the university-wide teaching community in a manner that promotes curricular and programmatic excellence,” said Mittelstadt.