We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Greenhoot to the recently created role of Associate Alliance Director of the BVA. The Associate Alliance Director will share responsibilities with the Alliance Director, in accordance with the recently developed BVA succession plan. The organization is fortunate in the confluence of its goals with Dea’s personal intention to engage still more deeply in understanding how to bring about widespread improvement of pedagogy in higher education.
Dea is Professor of Psychology and Gautt Teaching Scholar and Director of the Center of Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas. Her scholarly work has focused on memory and the development of cognitive skills, particularly in childhood. Since 2004 her published work has also included applications of cognitive and developmental sciences to teaching and learning in postsecondary education.
She has been a member of the BVA Steering Committee from its earliest meetings in 2011. Her first leadership role associated with the BVA was as Principal Investigator for a $2.5 million NSF grant, called TRESTLE, which was awarded in 2015 to support the BVA’s first Research Action Cluster, RAC1. She has also been a member of the BVA Hub since June of 2016, when she replaced Dan Bernstein as he retired. She also chairs the BVA Funding and Niche Committee and is leading the effort to obtain NSF IUSE funding for the next phase of development of the BVA as the leadership network for synergistic coordination of the RACs.