Maryellen Weimer is professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at
Penn State Berks and led instructional development at the university for
more than a decade. Previously, she was the associate director of Penn
State’s National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and
Assessment funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
She is a well-known writer, speaker, and
proponent of effective teaching practices. Dr. Weimer has consulted with
over 450 colleges and universities on instructional issues and
regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences throughout
the United States and Canada.
She has edited the acclaimed The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987, a monthly newsletter on college teaching with 15,000 subscribers and writes the Teaching Professor Blog.
The Teaching Professor Blog
features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the
scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active
learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance.
She has published several books on improving college teaching including: Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (2013), Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (2010), and Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (2006).