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Angela Linse

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Executive Director and Associate Dean

301 Rider Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7812

Area(s) of Expertise
  • Teaching and diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines
  • Integrating active and engaging learning into traditional teaching contexts
  • Engaging faculty in program assessment
  • Professional development of next-generation faculty
  • Organizational development and leadership

Biographical Information

Dr. Linse has extensive experience in professional and organizational development that supports teaching and learning.  She has a strong record of helping faculty to successfully transition from a reliance on traditional teaching methods to implementing active and engaging instruction. She has written and presented widely on enhancing teaching and learning, diversity, and assessment and has also been successful obtaining funding for grants and projects focused on integrating teaching and research.  She periodically serves as a grant proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Linse’s current efforts reflect institutional priorities such as learning outcomes assessment, student ratings of teaching, and computer-based testing.  Her current interests include the role of teaching centers in strategic planning, leadership development, and institutional accreditation.

Dr. Linse currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the professional society for faculty developers, the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education.  She serves on the POD Executive Committee as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Dr. Linse received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington. Her archaeological research centers on prehistoric settlement pattern changes and geoarchaeology. She has experience teaching graduate seminars, upper-level undergraduate, large introductory courses, laboratory, and field courses in anthropology, archaeology, and statistics.

Dr. Linse's instructional development philosophy.