Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Kennesaw State University
Dr. Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director for Faculty Development and Recognition at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University. He is also a former President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the premiere faculty development association in North America, and a Board Member of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED). With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” The book was listed at #3 in a “Top 10 Books on Teaching” list on the Chronicle of Higher Education. His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has presented dozens of workshops and keynotes at numerous colleges and conferences, in the US and abroad, and some of his scholarship has been translated into foreign languages (Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and–forthcoming–Spanish). He won the POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem.” His innovative course “The statistics of sexual orientation” has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education and several other magazines. Dr. DiPietro is the 2015 recipient of the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD award, the highest honor bestowed in the field of educational development for professional achievement and legacy to the field.