Meg Gregory, PhD, joined the Teaching Center in August 2017 as Assistant Director of Educational Development. At the Teaching Center, Meg develops and delivers professional development programing for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. This includes facilitating workshops on evidence-based teaching methods which promote active learning, reflective teaching, and inclusive teaching practices. Meg also leads in the design and delivery of two advanced-level workshop series for graduate students and postdocs: the Pedagogies in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences series and the Professional Development in Teaching series. And, as part of the Educational Development staff, Meg helps administer, evaluate, and refine Professional Development in Teaching program. Meg also works closely with Julia Johnson in the design and facilitation of the EPIC program. In addition, Meg organizes and facilitates the Faculty Reading Community and Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community.
Along with programing, Meg also provides individual teaching consultations on a wide range of topics for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at Washington University who are in humanities, arts, and social sciences disciplines. Consultation topics routinely include guiding participants through Teaching Center certificate program, discussing individual feedback on classroom teaching observations, as well as helping graduate students and postdocs construct teaching philosophy statements and teaching portfolios. Meg also often works with instructors on designing course materials, promoting student engagement, and using technology effectively in the classroom.
Prior to her time at WashU, Meg worked at Illinois State University’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology where she collaborated with the programing team in developing and facilitating research-based pedagogy workshops for graduate students and faculty. She was also part of the Learning Resource Center staff at Lincoln College-Normal, where she provided students with writing assistance and academic encouragement. In addition, Meg brings ten years of college-level teaching experience in various areas of English Studies to her role at the Teaching Center.
Meg earned her PhD in English Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Illinois State University in May 2017. Her disciplinary research is in late 10th and early 11th century Anglo-Saxon life writing and gender studies. Meg has taught a range of university-level courses including British literature, medieval literature, the history of English, gender studies, business writing, ESL, and introductory composition. Currently, she teaches ENGL 4190: The Story of English and ENGL 2600: Introduction to Linguistics at Webster University in St. Louis.