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A.P.E.X. Events Presents Josh Eyler, How Humans Learn

Published: January 20, 2020 | Category: Special Events

Josh Eyler, A.P.E.X. EventsA.P.E.X. Events – SUU’s Premier Event Series – is proud to continue the spring season by highlighting and sharing the expertise of Josh Eyler in how humans learn and educate. Join A.P.E.X. Events on January 30, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall on the campus of Southern Utah University. 

Josh Eyler is director of faculty development and director of the Think forward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. 

Josh Eyler is the executive director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct associate professor of humanities at Rice University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2006, Josh moved to a position as assistant professor in the English department at Columbus State University in Georgia. Although he was approved for tenure at CSU, his love for teaching and his desire to work with instructors from many different disciplines led him to the field of faculty development and to George Mason University, where he served as an associate director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence from 2011-2013. In August of 2013, he came to Rice to direct the CTE. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies. He is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (West Virginia UP, 2018).

Josh is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, and he often consults with centers for teaching and learning on a range of issues related to programming and research. 

"As passionate teachers and learners at SUU we are always desiring to explore the best ways to educate and share in learning,” said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events. “The work of Josh Eyler is right in line with those ideals - I can't wait to learn from him!”

Learn more about A.P.E.X. Events and view the full line up for spring semester.

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Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu