Recent Educational Work

Conference and Invited Presentations (Education) 2016-2019

  • University of Maryland, College Park MD, Mar. 2019, TLTC workshop, Can We Foster Student Motivation for Learning?
  • University of Maryland, College Park MD, Feb. 2019, Promise Conference, Learning Through Diversity: Being Inclusive, Being Human.
  • Workshop, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Feb. 2019 “Neurodiversity: From Accommodations to Inclusion”
  • John Hopkins University Teaching Academy, JHU-CIRTL Pizza & Pedagogy presentation, Feb. 2019, Neuro “PS: It Matters (Pedagogy Space).
  • Co-Constructing Excellence: Recognizing, Scaffolding, and Building Excellence in University Learning and Teaching Conference, Dec 2018 CETL-HKU, Two presentations, “Strengthening the pipeline: The Use of E-Portfolios to Develop Teaching Excellence in Future teachers” with Prof. Emily Oon and “Building Future Excellence: Inspiring, Training and Developing the Next Generation of STEM Faculty:
  • Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, Miami OH, Nov. 2018, “Fostering Student Development for Success in a Changing World” with Prof. Emily Oon
  • Nanjing University, Center for Teaching and Learning, Nanjing China, Oct. 2018, Three workshops; “Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Complex Changing World”, “Assessment of/for/as Learning: Strategies for Students and Courses”, “Teaching as Research: Integrating SoTL into Your Teaching” and consulting and course observations”.
  • Da-Yeh University, Oct. 2018, Taiwan “Title Fostering Effective 21st University Education: Characteristics and Challenges”
  • Tatung University, Oct. 2018, Taiwan, “Assessments of/for/as Learning; Strategies for Students and Courses”
  • National Taichung University for Education, Oct. 2018, Taiwan, “Assessments of/for/as Learning; Strategies for Students and Courses”
  • International Conference Chinses Association for General Education, Taiwan Oct. 2018, Invited Key Note “Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Complex Changing World”
  • Taiwan Association for General Education, Taipei National Taiwan University, Round Table Forum Panelist, International Perspective on General Education
  • ASMCUE 25th Conference Plenary July 2018, Austin TX “30 years of ASMCUE and STEM Education: Past, Present and Future”
  • Fifth Higher Education Leadership Program (HELP-V) Conference, June 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, Keynote, “Moving from teacher Centered to Learner-Centered Education: First Steps”
  • Chinese Association for Suzhi Education (CASE), Mar. 2018, Conference, Chengdu PRC, Workshop “Assessments for Learning in GE Courses and keynote on 21st Century Higher Education”
  • Workshop of Echoing Whole Person Education Academy, Sam Ratulangi University, Mar. 2018, Manado, Indonesia, “21st Century Teaching and Learning,”
  • University of Maryland College Park, Dec. 2017, “Presentations and Lectures: Key Components – Common Mistakes”,
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore, two-days of workshops, Nov. 2017 “Assessment: Theory- Practice-Reality” and “21st Century STEM Education”
  • Jiangsu Assoc. for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Yanghou China Keynote Oct. 2017 “Developing 21st Century Education: The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers”
  • Nanjing University, Nanjing China, Oct. 2017, Two-week invitation for individual consultation and workshops. “Effective Teaching: Thoughts and Strategies”, “Outcomes-based teaching and learning [OBTL]” and “Centers for Teaching and Learning”
  • Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, July 2017, “Assessment: Theory-Practice-Reality”
  • General Education Institute Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, June 2017, Two interactive workshops, “Designing and Implementing 21st Century General Education”, “GE 2.9 General Education in 2020”.
  • E-learning Forum Asia, Conference Poly, Hong Kong, June 2017, “Getting Faculty to Embrace e-Learning”
  • Lilly International Teaching Conference, June 2017 Bethesda MD, “Design Thinking in Education: New Paradigm or New Fad”
  • International Mobile Learning Festival, University of Hong Kong June 2017, workshop plus presentation “Design Thinking” workshop, “Moving Beyond LMS; Getting Recalcitrant Faculty to Engage M-Learning”
  • Central Philippines University, Mar. 2017 Two Workshops i.) “Why OBE Makes Sense: Meeting the Needs of Today and Tomorrow’s Students”, ii.) “Teach Less –Learn More”
  • Chinese Association for Suzhi Education, Nanjing, China, Mar. 2017 “Making GE-Suzhi Courses Relevant for Students – for Life”,
  • Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong American Center mini-symposium Feb. 2017 “Design Thinking Context and Thoughts”
  • Hong Kong University Conference Nov. 2016, “Documenting Student Competencies Using an E-Portfolio”
  • Chinese Higher Education Development Network (CHED), Heifei PRC, Nov. 2016 “Faculty Learning Communities; Changing the Teaching Culture One Groups at a Time”
  • Fulbright Retreat, Hong Kong American Centre-US Consulate Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, Oct. 2016, “Reducing Academic Dishonesty”,
  • International Mobile Learning Festival, Bangkok Thailand, June 2016, “Do Mobile Devices Have a Central Role in E-Learning”
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, and Assoc. Systematic Biologist of the Philippines, May 2016 Faculty-Student Workshop “Sticky Teaching Sticky Learning”
  • Beijing Institute Technology-Zhuhai Mar. 2016 Zhuhai, PRC, “How General Education Contributes to Success in the 21st Century”,