Megan Schmid

Associate Director

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Megan Schmid is the Associate Director for Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence. Megan joined MTLE in January 2015 and oversees program operations, works with campus teaching and learning partners, and draws from the national teaching and learning landscape to inform the program curriculum and overall direction of MTLE.

Megan holds a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and her graduate work focused on cognitive and psychosocial development of college students, higher education administration, and learning. A Wisconsin native, Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UW-Madison and is pleased to call UW-Madison home.

Providing instructor professional development and facilitating student learning inside and outside the classroom have been at the core of Megan’s work in higher education for over 13 years. There is tremendous possibly in partnering with faculty to enhance teaching and learning for all students, and Megan finds collaborating with faculty highly rewarding. She has held various positions at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the University of Iowa. Prior to joining MTLE, Megan was the Assistant Director in the Center for the First-Year Experience at UW-Madison where she directed a first-year seminar program and also consulted on pedagogy and course design with faculty and TAs teaching first-year students.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and children (mainly trying to keep up with her two young girls), baking, gardening, and spending time outdoors. She has had modest success with her recent sewing endeavors.

Inclusive Teaching Resources
  1. Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan
  2. Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, Elon University
  3. Megan E. Schmid, Donald L. Gillian-Daniel, Sara Kraemer & Mark Kueppers (2016). Promoting student academic achievement through faculty development about inclusive teaching, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 48(5), 16-25, DOI: 10.1080/00091383.2016.1227672