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Eric Royer, Ph.D.

Eric RoyerInstructional Developer
eric.royer@slu.edu 
phone: (314) 977-4168
fax: (314) 977-1695

Role in the Reinert Center

As an Instructional Developer, Eric works with faculty to devise and implement effective teaching practices in the classroom, with a particular focus on distance education and online course design. He stays current on teaching technologies and tools; researches and writes on emerging topics in higher education; helps facilitate workshops dedicated to effective teaching practices; and works with faculty transitioning to or currently teaching in online formats.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Distance education theory, including university-level online curriculum development and instructional methods;

  • Effective practices in online course design and facilitation;

  • Online multimedia and instructor-generated content;

  • Accessibility, inclusive teaching, and UDL; and

  • Educational technologies

Biographical Information

Prior to joining the Reinert Center in October 2019, Eric taught for more than eight years at the post-secondary level. He most recently was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at SLU, teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy, political economy, and democratic erosion. Before coming to SLU, Eric taught both in-person and online courses at SIU-Edwardsville, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Maryville University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Master’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science, and a Ph.D. in Political Science.