Andrea Beach


Western Michigan University

US United States

Dr. Andrea L. Beach is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University.  She founded and was Director of the Office of Faculty Development at WMU from 2008-2015.  Her research centers on organizational change in higher education, support of innovation in teaching and learning, faculty learning communities, and faculty development as a change lever. She is a co-author of Creating the Future of Faculty Development:  Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present (Sorcinelli, Austin, Eddy & Beach, 2006), and is lead author on a 10-year follow-up to that work, Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence: Current Practices, Future Imperatives (Beach, Sorcinelli, Austin & Rivard, 2016).