Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Prof. David Voelker, Humanistic Studies and History, newly appointed co-director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. The announcement was made this week by La Vonne J. Cornell-Swanson, a senior academic planner and director of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development, or OPID. Voelker currently serves as one of the co-directors of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows program at UW-Green Bay. He has taught introductory courses in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for OPID’s annual Faculty College for new faculty, and has served OPID as primary investigator for a long-term study of program effectiveness. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with such good experience to fill the co-director position for us,” Cornell-Swanson said of Voelker, who will co-direct with Prof. Cyndi Kernahan, UW-River Falls. Voelker succeeds UW-Green Bay colleague Aeron Haynie. Cornell-Swanson expressed admiration and appreciation for Haynie’s service to the statewide program, the UW System and UW-Green Bay, where she has been an associate professor of Humanistic Studies and English and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. The announcement said Haynie has accepted a new position as director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., starting in July.
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