Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Co-PI, Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative; Senior Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli is Co-PI, Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, Association of American Universities (AAU) and Senior Fellow, Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 1998-2014 she served as Associate Provost, Professor, and Founding Director, Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, UMass Amherst. Mary Deane’s research is in the areas of faculty professional development, mentoring, scholarly writing, improvement of teaching and learning, and the role of teaching centers in fostering 21st century faculty learning. She has published over 100 books, book chapters and articles, most recently co-authoring Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence (2016). Mary Deane was honored with the Spirit of POD Award for outstanding lifetime leadership in faculty development and served as President of the POD Network (POD) Network in Higher Education. She has worked in 13 countries and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Whiting Foundation Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway. Mary Deane holds an M.A. in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College and an ED.D. in Educational Policy from UMass Amherst.