Senior Instructional Developer
Keisha Valdez is an educational developer who has worked internationally as a program coordinator for a Master in Higher Education Teaching and Learning program and a Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching program for junior faculty. She has taught several courses and seminars around Foundations in Teaching, Teaching for Learning, Curriculum/Course Design, and Action Research at a regional university in the Caribbean. She has also designed and facilitated a number of workshops and short courses for international audiences on topics such as Reflective Teaching Practice, Innovative Teaching, Designing a Peer Observation Program and Academic Advising. Keisha also has focused on the student experience and development and has conducted several student workshops and seminars on the topics of taking ownership of one’s own learning, study skills and presentation skills for new and transitioning undergraduate students.
Her resent research interests has been around supporting the development of future educational developers through her work with Graduate Assistants.
Keisha currently works as a Senior Instructional Developer at Boston College’s (US) Center for Teaching Excellence where she supports faculty in developing online courses. She also conducts pedagogy workshops and faculty consultations on best practices in teaching.
Keisha holds a Master in Education degree from Howard University and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from the George Washington University.