Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Ferlin McGaskey, Ph.D. serves as the Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI). In his role, he supports the Office of the Provost in its efforts to provide select professional development opportunities for faculty. Additionally, he leads the staff of Teaching and Learning Innovation in their work to provide programming, professional development opportunities, and research support to all instructional staff related to teaching and learning under TLI’s Areas of Excellence. Those areas are Curriculum Development and Design, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Developing Future Faculty, and Inclusive Teaching.
Ferlin earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from UT (University of Tennessee) and has a Master of Science degree in Economics from the university. He is a certified facilitator and trainer in Collaborative Communication, a dialogic process that promotes respectful inquiry, deep understanding, empathetic listening, and transformative engagement. In addition to his work for TLI, McGaskey’s research interests, examining the experience of graduate students (with a particular focus on students of color), have been published in a number of edited books and academic journals. His future research will focus on the intersection of various identities and the graduate student experience.