|Debra Lohe, Ph.D.|
Saint Louis University has appointed Debra Lohe, Ph.D., director of the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence. Her appointment follows a national search and is effective July 1.
Since 2009, Lohe has served as the program director for teaching enhancement in the Reinert Center, where she developed workshops on Ignatian pedagogy, and created customized workshops on assessment and other topics for academic units at SLU.
Additionally, Lohe supervised and expanded the certificate in university teaching skills program and contributed to the development of the Reinert Center's new Learning Studio and 360-degree classrooms.
At SLU, Lohe also has served on committees related to undergraduate education and has assisted with department-level program and curriculum review.
Paaige Turner, Ph.D., associate vice president for Frost, said Lohe's experience, background and vision make her uniquely qualified to assume the new position, especially with changes in higher education that are on the horizon.
"Since her arrival, Debra has consistently demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the center, SLU faculty and Catholic, Jesuit education," Turner said.
Lohe said she is looking forward to continuing the Reinert Center's tradition of translating "higher-level visions and dreams into practical learning experiences for students."
"Given the center's deep roots with University faculty and its firm commitment to deep learning, I know it has more to offer the SLU community and the University's national and global partners in education" Lohe said.
Lohe said her primary goal is to transform the center into a crucial, innovative hub for the University and beyond.
"Such a transformation, of course, must be firmly rooted in the Ignatian traditions of excellence and pedagogy that are so crucial to the University's identity."
Prior to working at SLU, Lohe was the director of writing courses at Washington University in St. Louis where she earned her Ph.D. in English.