Todd D. Zakrajsek
Todd D. Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Executive Director of the
Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine. Prior to his work in the School
of Medicine, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty
Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Before arriving at UNC, Dr. Zakrajsek was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor.
Dr. Zakrajsek currently directs six Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning and sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He holds positions on editorial boards for several journals and has both published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries. Watch Todd's TED Talk here.