Teaching and Learning Scholar Zakrajsek to Present at College of Pharmacy


Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, executive director of the academy of educators in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will visit the College of Pharmacy to deliver three presentations on teaching and learning topics March 13. Zakrajsek will present, “Applications of Learning Theory to Support Effective Teaching: Concepts and Evidence,” from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Parks Hall 250. 

A scholar of curriculum design, effective teaching and student learning, Zakrajsek has delivered keynote addresses and presented workshops in more than 30 states and four countries. 

Additionally, he directs three national conferences on college and university teaching as well as an international teaching conference and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching. Previously, he served as the inaugural director of the Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University.  

Zakrajsek earned his PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio University. He has taught at Ohio University, Lake Superior State College, Central Michigan University, Albion College and Southern Oregon University.

The schedule for his visit includes three presentations, which will all be held in Parks Hall 250:

·         Teaching for Student Learning: Using Habits of Mind to Frame Teaching and Learning  (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

·         Applications of Learning Theory to Support Effective Teaching: Concepts and Evidence  (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

·         Overcoming Apathy and Motivating Students in the Learning Process (2:15 – 3:15 p.m.)


For more information about these sessions or Dr. Zakrajsek’s visit, please contact Mary Higginbotham at higginbotham.12@osu.edu.