More About Executive Director Peter Felten

Peter Felten, Director

Peter Felten is a professor of history, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. His books include the co-authored volumes: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014); Transformative Conversations (Jossey-Bass, 2013); and the co-edited book Intersectionality in Action (Stylus, 2016). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

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  • Keynote, The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success? Teaching for Learning Conference, University of Tartu (Estonia), January 2018.
  • Feature Interview in About Campus, “Executive Editor Frank Shushok, Jr. Sits Down with Peter Felten and Charles C. Schroeder to Discover What Matters Most for a Meaningful Undergraduate Experience,” March 2017.
  • Keynote, Doing SoTL in Context, SoTL-Asia Conference, National University of Singapore, 2017.
  • Scholar-in-residence, Ostfalia University, Wolfenbuttel (Germany), 2017.
  • Keynote, What Matters Most in the First Year? European First-Year Experience Conference, Birmingham (U.K.), 2017.
  • Keynote, Humanities Teaching and Humane Inquiry, (Re)imganing Humanities Teaching: Innovations in Course Design, Kansas City, 2017.
  • Keynote, The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for the Student Experience? QAA Scotland Enhancement in Higher Education Conference, Glasgow (Scotland), 2017.
  • Keynote, Learning, Belonging, and the Power of Partnership, Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education Conference, Vingsted (Denmark), 2017.
  • Keynote, The Purposes of Partnership, Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts Conference, Philadelphia, 2017.
  • Keynote, Valuing Teaching: What Matters Most? Towards a Culture that Values Teaching Conference, University of Windsor (Canada), 2017.
  • Keynote, Can We Teach Curiosity? Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2017.
  • Keynote, Reacting and Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience, Reacting to the Past Winter Conference, University of Georgia, 2017.
  • Keynote, What Drives Student Success, University of East London (U.K.), 2016
  • Keynote, Learning to Change, Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, Halifax (Canada), 2016.
  • Keynote, Mind the Gap: Pedagogical Intention, Student Perception, and the Power of Active Student Participation, 9th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference (U.K.), 2016.
  • Keynote, Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: Perspectives from the United States, Student Engagement for Quality Assurance of University Education Conference, Tsukuba University, Tokyo (Japan), 2016.