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Beth Petitjean, Ph.D.

Digital Learning SpecialistBeth Petitjean
phone: 314-977-2354
fax: 314-977-1695

Role in the Reinert Center

As a Digital Learning Specialist, Beth works with faculty to devise and implement effective teaching practices, with a particular focus on distance education and online course design. She stays current on teaching technologies and tools; helps facilitate workshops and online courses dedicated to effective teaching practices; and works with faculty transitioning to or currently teaching in online formats.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Online and Blended Course Design
  • Creativity in Education
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Role-playing Games for the Classroom
  • Concept Mapping
  • Student and Instructor Well-being

Biographical Information

Prior to joining the Reinert Center in July 2023, Beth taught for more than five years at the post-secondary level. She most recently was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at SLU, teaching courses in-person and online on world history and the history of medicine. Additionally, Beth taught courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology and St. Louis Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Master’s degrees in History and Humanities, and a Ph.D. in European History.