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Staff Bios

Linda C. Hodges, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Director
Phone: 410-455-1829
Fax: 410-455-8191
Linda C. Hodges, Director of the Faculty Development Center, was Director of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University from 2003-2009 before retiring to Maryland. She holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky and was a faculty member for over 20 years before transitioning into faculty development. Prior to coming to the McGraw Center in 2001 she was the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College near Atlanta, Georgia. During her faculty tenure at two different institutions she taught a wide range of courses, participated in faculty governance, and served as department chair. In 1999 she was one of 28 faculty chosen nationally to study and assess new pedagogical approaches as a Carnegie Scholar of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has published widely on her work in faculty development, engaged student learning, and effective teaching practices. Her special interests are in pedagogies of engagement and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Kerrie L. Kephart, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation, Research, & Assessment
Phone: 410-455-3885
Fax: 410-455-8191
Kerrie Kephart is Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation, Research, and Assessment in the Faculty Development Center, supporting faculty to innovate in their teaching and investigate issues of teaching and learning in their classrooms and disciplines. Her interests in faculty development include the scholarship of teaching and learning, pedagogies of reflection such as journaling and portfolio development, active learning and inquiry-based pedagogies, writing across the curriculum/in the disciplines, and discourses of teaching and learning. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialization in advanced academic literacy development. Prior to joining the FDC staff, she was Director of the Engineering Communication Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, and prior to that, she was Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. In her previous positions, she conducted research studies in innovative teaching methods in the STEM fields and presented a workshop series in writing across the curriculum for faculty across all disciplines. She has also taught a variety of courses in language and literacy development, including academic writing for educators, writing the scientific article, technical communication, English as a second language pedagogy, principles of bilingual education, and discourse analysis.
Jennifer M. Harrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Assessment
Phone: 410-455-6836
Fax: 410-455-8191
Jennifer M. Harrison, Assistant Director for Assessment, Faculty Development Center, specializes in helping faculty develop effective assessment practices. She holds a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from UMBC, an MA in English from UMCP, and a BA in English from Washington College. Before joining the FDC, she was Associate Professor & Director of Learning Assessment at the National Labor College, where she taught literature and writing across the curriculum courses, developed learning assessment processes, and led the prior learning assessment program.
Lynn G. Knazik
Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 410-455-3916
Fax: 410-455-8191
After supporting the Gender + Women’s Studies Program for nearly eleven years, Lynn decided a change of pace was in order and accepted the position of Administrative Assistant to the Faculty Development Center and Faculty Senate.  Experience as a member of the Staff Development Committee and Collective Bargaining Team has given her a solid foundation for supporting these two diverse campus entities.