Gwynn Mettetal, IU South Bend, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Education and founding Director of the University Center for Excellence in Teaching, will give the Robin Hass-Birky Keynote at FALCON 2018.
She will speak on the topics of “Creating a Positive Classroom Climate“ and “Active Learning and High Impact Practices”
Gwynn came to IU South Bend in 1989. Gwynn was a co-founder of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL). She holds a number of teaching awards including the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award, the (all-IU) Frederic Bachman Lieber Award for Teaching Excellence, and membership in the all-IU Faculty Academy for Excellence in Teaching. She earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of Illinois—Champaign-Urbana. Her early research interests were social development, but she currently focuses on faculty development topics such as mentoring and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her 1996 paper with De Bryant on Service-Learning-Research has provided a model for many of the promotion cases on the IU South Bend campus, and her 2001 JoSoTL essay on “The what, why and how of classroom action research” has been highly cited and has over 1600 “reads” on Researchgate.