Meg Gregory, PhD, joined the Teaching Center in August 2017 as Assistant Director of Academic Services. Meg previously held a Graduate Assistantship 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 nine years of college-level teaching experience in various areas of English Studies to her role at the Teaching Center.
At the Teaching Center, Meg develops and delivers professional development programing for graduate students and postdocs. 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: the Pedagogies in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences series and the Professional Development in Teaching series. And, as part of the Academic Services staff, Meg helps administer, evaluate, and refine professional development programs for graduate students and postdocs, such as the Teaching Citation program and the Preparation in Pedagogy (PiP) program. Meg also works closely with Julia Johnson in the design and facilitation of the EPIC program.
In addition, Meg provides individual teaching consultations on a wide range of topics for graduate students and postdocs at Washington University. Consultation topics routinely include guiding participants through Teaching Center certificate programs, 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 students and postdocs on designing course materials, promoting student engagement, and using technology effectively in the classroom.
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.