SILS Alumna Heather McCullough to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Albright College Conference

May 19, 2015

Heather McCullough (MSIS 2007), alumna of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will deliver the keynote address at Albright College’s Teaching and Learning Showcase in Reading, Penn., on May 28. McCullough’s talk, “Connection, Creativity, Community: Making Meaning through Digital Scholarship,” will be part of a day of presentations and workshops focused on pedagogy, student learning, and instructional technologies. 

McCullough is the Associate Director for Instructional Programs at the Center of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She leads the instructional programs staff and implements the major instructional programs, large scale instructional projects, and new initiatives offered by the Center. 

Current initiatives being pursued at the Center include facilitating faculty communities of practice around active learning, large course redesign, adjunct faculty, teaching online, and promoting success among first-year and transfer students.  Another project in development is a badge program that would recognize faculty members' work in advancing their teaching skills.

In addition to her MSIS from UNC, McCullough holds a Ph.D. in French Literature from Indiana University. She has taught French and English at the university level in the U.S. and France and worked in the field of instructional technology and pedagogical support for over 10 years. She previously served as Head of Research Services and Digital Scholarship in the J. Murrey Atkins Library. She is past Co-Editor in Chief for the International Association of Language Learning Technology Journal and a former reviewer for the Educause Review Online. She completed the Leading Change Institute in 2013.