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Michael Palmer

Author, Editor, Reviewer

Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia

United States


Michael Palmer in the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence. As director, he leads a dynamic team committed to promoting the academic professional excellence of UVA faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate student instructors. His educational development research is broad and has focused on teaching consultation techniques, graduate student professional development, course design initiatives, and the impact intense instructional development activities have on teacher beliefs and practices. As long-time member of the POD Network, Michael has co-chaired the organization's annual conference (2011), served on the board of directors (2013-16), chaired the Membership Committee (2013-16) and Robert J. Menges Award subcommittee (2016-18), and served on the core faculty of the new faculty developers institute (2009-15). He is currently an editor of To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development.