Lott Hill has been appointed as the new Director of Pacific's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Personnel Updates - New Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Following a nationwide search, Provost Pallavicini is pleased to announce the appointment of Lott Hill as the new Director of Pacific's Center for Teaching and Learning, effective August 15, 2016.
Hill will report to Vernon Smith, Vice Provost of Distributed Learning, and will lead the CTL in its mission to support faculty in the development of effective teaching skills and strategies that enhance learning. He will also spearhead initiatives outlined in Pacific 2020 and the Academic Plan as faculty explore opportunities to use multiple teaching and learning modalities, including digital pedagogy, to increase access and relevance in a rapidly changing ecosystem of technology and learners.
Hill has 20 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students and has led faculty development, collaborative research, and design of inclusive, engaged, learner-centered pedagogical and instructional practices. He joins Pacific from Columbia College in Chicago, where Hill received his MFA in Creative Writing and served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence. Hill has created and taught classes in creative writing, cultural studies and journalism, as well as service-learning, first-year, and capstone courses.
Hill brings a collaborative approach to leadership and the design of instructional and professional development services for faculty, deploying high-impact practices that help faculty as they reimagine pedagogy and technology in their face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Hill's comprehensive understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning and best practices for instruction, classroom management, and assessment will help support faculty as they engage in a scholarly approach to teaching across the University.
The Provost would like to thank the search committee members and chair Berit Gundersen, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, for their efforts over the past several months, as well as the university community for its participation in the candidate forums and feedback provided during the selection process.