Michelle DeLair Repice, Ph.D. joined the Academic Services area of The Teaching Center in 2011, and she has been an Assistant Director since 2013. Michelle currently teaches The Rear View: Automobility and American Culture and Home, Bittersweet Home: Histories of Housing and Homeownership in America. As a lecturer in the American Culture Studies program, she contributes to ongoing program initiatives in visual and material culture and understanding modern segregation.
One of Michelle’s roles at The Teaching Center involves developing and delivering professional development programs for graduate students. These programs often take the form of workshops on evidence-based teaching methods and reflective teaching practices in preparation for future faculty positions. Michelle coordinates two advanced-level workshop series; the Pedagogies in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences series and Professional Development in Teaching series. She also leads the Teaching Center’s peer-review seminar series on writing a teaching philosophy statement.
In addition to workshops, Michelle provides individual teaching consultations for graduate students and postdocs at Washington University, including guidance with writing a teaching philosophy statement, observation and feedback on teaching, and other teaching topics. With fellow Academic Services staff, Michelle helps administer professional development programs for graduate students and postdocs, such as the Teaching Citation program, the WU-CIRTL program for future faculty in STEM, and the Preparation in Pedagogy (PiP) program.
Michelle analyzes current research on teaching and learning in order to develop materials for Teaching Center workshops and other programs for Washington University faculty and graduate students. Michelle develops Teaching Center publications, including contributions to the Teaching Center blog, Teaching Resources handouts, and this Web site. She also assists Beth Fisher with The Teaching Center’s current study of its graduate-student programs on writing a teaching philosophy statement. Michelle conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis on Teaching Center programs and other related research, including scholarship on Washington University’s Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program.
Michelle earned a Ph.D. in American History and a Certificate in American Culture Studies from Washington University in 2013. Michelle also has a background in economic theory and history, earning a BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary in 1996 and an MA in Economics from Washington University in 2001.