Anne Marchant

15 Feb

A Marchant headshotI have always been curious about a lot things and have followed my nose along a very non-traditional path. (I seem to have a 5-10 year attention span.)  I have an undergraduate degree in Classics (UNH) and a PhD in Near Eastern Studies (Berkeley), but have always had an interest in technology.  There has been one constant throughout–that is my passion for undergraduate education and experiential learning.

I began my career teaching introductory Computer Science at Berkeley and later at George Mason.  I developed an interest in IT security and launched an undergraduate IT program at Mason.  Shifting gears, I worked on a joint project between Mason and Smithsonian helping to develop academic programs in Environmental Conservation.  I am now Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Shenandoah University where I can leverage all these myriad experiences to good advantage. I do faculty development and institutional assessment as well as advise on the adoption of new technologies.  I’d describe myself as a “connector of the dots.”  This is a role I especially enjoy, because these intersections create wonderful opportunities for creativity.

I’m a big believer in collaboration and partnerships, and like Alice,  try to do 6 impossible things before breakfast.  2 horses, 6 cats, and my husband the rocket scientist help me keep my balance.

I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to working with you all!


One Response to “Anne Marchant”

  1. Lisa Spiro February 16, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Wow, I’m impressed by your wide-ranging background, Anne! I like what you say about connecting the dots and the importance of collaboration. It’s great to have you in the Studio.

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