Linda C. Hodges
Linda C. Hodges is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Faculty Development Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She publishes and presents widely on a variety of topics in faculty development, engaged student learning, and effective teaching practices. Before relocating to Maryland in 2009, she worked in the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University for eight years, six as its Director. Her interest in faculty development arose from her 21 years of experience as a tenured faculty member and department chair at two different institutions. Her formal faculty career began in the chemistry department at Kennesaw State College (now University) where she was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. After 12 years she moved to Agnes Scott College to become the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry. In 1999 she was chosen to participate in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a Scholars program of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. During her time as a Carnegie Scholar she examined how problem-based learning affected students’ approaches to learning. Through her work in faculty development she continues to explore the specific effects of various active learning formats on student learning. Dr. Hodges holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky. She earned her B.S. in chemistry in three years from Centre College of Kentucky where she was valedictorian and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa.