Dr. Amy Simolo

Faculty Development Specialist

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As the Faculty Development Specialist, my primary role is to support faculty with resources, ideas, and research on effective pedagogical practices. Amy comes to Scranton from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, where she ran a faculty development program at a Health Sciences based graduate institution. She received her Ed.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Rochester, and a Master's in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from SUNY Albany. Before working in Higher Education, Amy taught environmental and wildlife education at various nature centers and zoos. It was there that Amy developed a passion for working with educators - many teachers consulted with her after receiving her programming to brainstorm ways they could incorporate her teaching strategies into their day-to-day classrooms.

Amy has experience teaching and conducting faculty development in both online and face-to-face environments, and greatly enjoys having both formal and informal discussions with faculty about pedagogy. She very much looks forward to exploring teaching and learning strategies with the faculty at the University of Scranton, and encourages faculty to come by and chat about their classroom experiences any time!

In her spare time, Amy enjoys hiking, agility training with her dog Roxie, kayaking and bird-watching. She is excited to explore all that Scranton and the surrounding area have to offer!

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