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2015 Conference Plenery Speaker

                         We Welcome L. Dee Fink, PhD

Dee Fink
Dee Fink

Dr. Dee Fink received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1976 for studies on the teaching of geography in colleges and universities. That same year he joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma with a joint appointment in geography and higher education. In 1979 he established the Instructional Development Program at Oklahoma and served as director of this program until his retirement from there in 2005. He currently works as a national and international consultant on higher education.

He has also been an active member of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the primary national and international organization for faculty and instructional development, for the past 20 years. He was a member of the POD executive committee (1999-2002), had co-directed a one-day workshop for new faculty developers at the annual POD conference for the past ten years, and has been a regular session leader at POD's Summer Institute for new faculty developers. He also served as president of the POD Network from 2004-2005.

He has published a number of books and articles on four general subjects: college teaching, evaluating college teaching, new faculty members, and instructional development programs. His two most recent publications are:

  • Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
  • Team-Based Learning: A transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching, co-edited by Larry Michaelsen and Arletta Knight. Stylus Publisher's, 2004.

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