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Position Open for Faculty/Education Developer at the Schreyer Institute!

A position has opened at the Schreyer Institute for an experienced Faculty/Educational Developer with expertise in teaching for equity and inclusion. Join our team of dedicated Instructional Consultants in advancing and inspiring excellence in Penn State’s teaching and learning community. This is a full-time, non-tenure, in-person position with flexibility to work remotely at times. 

To learn more, view the position at:

Meet the Schreyer Institute Consultants: Larkin Hood

Larkin Hood, an associate director and faculty consultant at Penn State's Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, collaborates with faculty to enhance teaching methods and create inclusive learning environments. Her background in archaeology and educational outreach informs her approach, particularly in working with STEM faculty. She values personal interactions, helping instructors refine their teaching strategies while fostering enthusiasm for educational innovation. Beyond her role, Hood leads research on mid-career faculty development, aiming to enrich teaching practices across higher education. Outside of work, she finds inspiration in riding horses, seeing parallels between effective communication with horses and teaching.

Read full quotes from Hood’s interview on Penn State’s Meet the Schreyer Institute Consultants: Larkin Hood news story.

Schedule a meeting with Larkin Hood through our directory.

Schreyer Institute Bids Fond Farewell to Humphrey Fellow Odgerel Batsaikhan

Dr. Batsaikhan, Vice Director of Otgontenger University in Mongolia, worked with the Schreyer Institute and the PSU College of Education for the Hubert Humphrey scholarship program during the summer of 2023. She recently published a news report on her experience with the Schreyer Institue, informing her collogues in Mongolia on the work we do for PSU faculty.

“In addition to studying at an excellent school and program, I made new colleagues, friends, and colleagues with whom I spent the most time during the 10 months, the supportive, talented, and friendly staff at the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. I am writing this short article with the sincere desire to share my thoughts about this institute with colleagues, employees in the field of education, and Mongolian readers who pay attention to the professional development of teachers.”

“Let's close this short article by wishing success and thanking this talented team, who are always ready to generously share their knowledge and experience to support and contribute to the development of Mongolian higher education teachers.”

- Dr. Batsaikhan

The Schreyer Institute thanks Dr. Batsaikhan for sharing her experience and taking the time to inform interested parties in Mongolia on what we do to promote excellence in teaching. We wish her best wishes as she continues her work to enhance professional development of teaching in higher education institutions in Mongolia!

Check out her full news article:

Teaching Excellence at PSU: Five Penn State Faculty Granted Prestigious Professorship

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence would like to congratulate five Penn State faculty members for earning the prestigious title of Evan Pugh University Professor through excellent teaching.

The five honored professors are:

  • Réka Albert, distinguished professor of physics and biology, Eberly College of Science
  • Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, A. Robert Noll Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering; distinguished professor of engineering and associate dean for innovation in the College of Engineering.
  • Clive Randall, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • S. Shyam Sundar, James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Studies, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Read more about the Professorship in Penn State's article.

It is the mission of the Schreyer Institute to advance and inspire excellence in Penn State’s teaching and learning community. Learn more about how the Schreyer Institute inspires excellence on our Vision and Mission page.

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