Margaret Cohen, Ph.D., is the associate provost for Professional Development and founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at UMSL. The CTL offers orientations and programs to support the professional success of faculty, teaching and research assistants, peer tutors, and academic leaders. Cohen’s faculty appointment is in the Department of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation where she annually teaches a doctoral level course titled, Teaching for Learning in the University. She continues to chair dissertation committees and makes time for writing. In 2008 she co-authored the revised edition of The Course Syllabus: A Learning Centered Approach (Jossey-Bass, 2008). Cohen’s commitment to the professional success of colleagues is reflected in chapters she’s contributed recently to edited volumes: on cooperative learning in educational psychology, on establishing faculty development centers, and on global perspectives of faculty development. She enjoys helping faculty discover strategies for engaging students in learning and leads a terrific workshop on restoring civility to college classrooms.
Reviewed September 10, 2013.