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Keynote Speakers

2024 Keynote Speakers:


Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D. is Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University. At KSU she has taught introductory and educational psychology, a variety of first-year seminars, and graduate courses on the high-school to college transition in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Her current research and professional interests focus on SoTL methodology, support and advocacy, and the application of the science of learning to higher education. Recently, she and Iván Jorrín Abellán have collaborated to create Hopscotch 4-SoTL, a model and web tool that supports the development of thorough research designs for SoTL projects. Hillary has been active in professional service at the international, national and local level, serving as a Vice President of ISSOTL (US Region), University System of Georgia (USG) SoTL Fellows Mentor, Conference Chair of the SoTL Summit, Program Chair for ISSOTL19, and the founder and past chair of the SoTL Special Interest Group of the POD Network in Higher Education. She received the USG Board of Regents’ SoTL Award in 2017.

Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D.

Lindsay B. Wheeler, Ph.D.


Lindsay B. Wheeler, Ph.D. is the Senior Associate Director and an Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Virginia. She has taught introductory chemistry courses and pedagogy courses for STEM Teaching Assistants (TAs) and has studied the role that TAs play in undergraduate student success. In her CTE work, Dr. Wheeler has developed a suite of SoTL programming at UVA, including a SoTL Scholars program that seeks to empower instructors and lower barriers to contributing to the SoTL literature.

Dr. Wheeler is also a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in educational development and has received awards for her scholarship, including two Article of the Year awards from the International Journal of Academic Development (IJAD) and two Robert J. Menges Awards for Outstanding Research in Educational Development from the POD Network. Her current scholarly interests include SoTL program impact, student outcomes in introductory STEM courses, and equitable, collaborative learning. She also is the past Editor-in-Chief for To Improve the Academy, the flagship journal of the POD Network, and Special Issue Editor for Education Sciences, an issue focused on inquiry-based chemistry learning and teaching in higher education.

Last updated: 6/30/2023