Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This year's program will feature various teaching skills sessions, a lunch buffet, and a set of disciplinary breakout sessions, all sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Robyn Wright Dunbar
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Robyn Wright Dunbar, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University. She received a B.A. in geology from Trinity University followed by an M.A. in Antarctic marine geology and a Ph.D. in geology from Rice University.
Dr. Dunbar joined Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning in 1999 as its Assistant Director for Science and Engineering. Since 2013, she has been Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Dunbar leads the Center for Teaching and Learning to promote understanding of how people learn and to ensure that research-based principles find expression in the active practices and public conversations of both students and instructors.
Beyond her work at Stanford, Dr. Dunbar has made contributions to academic career preparation and academic leadership through her roles in On the Cutting Edge: Preparing for an Academic Career and Women Evolving Biological Sciences (WEBS).