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2020 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Teachers'

Thursday, October 15, 2020

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Meagan Patterson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2020 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer.

The virtual lecture, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Teachers,” will be given by Patterson at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register online.

In her presentation, Patterson will discuss ways that instructors can incorporate principles of storytelling, meaningful learning and metacognition to promote student learning and engagement in their courses.

“Through her research and teaching, Dr. Patterson has quickly become one of our rising stars in the school,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education & Human Sciences. “She recently spent time supporting teaching excellence through her service as the acting associate director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at KU, and her remarks will be timely given the teaching challenges that many faculty members are facing amidst COVID-19.”

Patterson currently serves as an associate professor, and her research interests include intergroup attitudes, the development of personal and group identity, and the implications of identity for academic and civic engagement. She received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. More information about Patterson can be found here.

The Gene A. Budig Professorships and lecture series were established in 1994 by Budig, KU’s 14th chancellor, and his wife. More information on the lecture series can be found here.

The KU School of Education & Human Sciences is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators and human science professionals as leaders.

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