Eby Selected for Associate Provost Post
Posted: December 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Eby
Kimberly Eby, interim director of Mason’s Center for Teaching Excellence and associate professor of interdisciplinary and integrative studies, was recently named associate provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence.
“I am delighted with this opportunity to develop and strengthen collaborative networks in support of enhancing our teaching and learning practices to meet the educational needs of today’s diverse students,” Eby says.
Eby is a community psychologist who focuses on violence and gender issues; innovations in undergraduate teaching; and collaboration and community building in a variety of contexts, especially in interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
Linda Schwartzstein, vice provost for academic affairs, chaired a search committee that narrowed a national search down to three finalists. After the final reviews of the candidates, she says, “Kim was clearly our top choice.”
“Kim brings so much to Mason with her creativity and dynamism,” Schwartzstein adds. “She understands the goals of Mason and the particular challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning at the university. Having served as the interim [director] since July, she really hits the ground running.”
A faculty member at Mason since 1996, Eby has taught primarily in New Century College. She is also a Women’s Studies faculty member and affiliate of the Department of Psychology.
Eby has served as a consultant for the National Learning Communities Project and for individual institutions. She has also been an invited speaker and workshop facilitator at various national and regional meetings on topics such as developing interdisciplinary curricula, faculty collaboration and integrating service learning in the classroom.