Regan A. R. Gurung is Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Born and raised in Bombay, India, Dr. Gurung received a B.A. in psychology at Carleton College (MN), and a Masters and Ph.D. in social and personality psychology at the University of Washington (WA). He then spent three years at UCLA as a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research fellow.
He has received numerous local, state, and national grants for his health psychological and social psychological research on cultural differences in stress, social support, smoking cessation, body image and impression formation. He has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals including Psychological Review and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Teaching of Psychology. He has a textbook, Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach, relating culture, development, and health published with Cengage (third edition in preparation) and is also the co-author/co-editor of eight other books (see CV). He has made over 100 presentations and given workshops nationally and internationally (e.g. Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand).
Dr. Gurung is also a dedicated teacher and has strong interests in enhancing faculty development and student understanding. He was Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholars Program, has been a UWGB Teaching Fellow, a UW System Teaching Scholar, and is winner of the CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year, the UW System Regents Teaching Award, the UW-Green Bay Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Founder’s Award for Scholarship, UW Teaching-at-its-Best, Creative Teaching, and Featured Faculty Awards. He has strong interests in teaching and pedagogy and has organized statewide and national teaching conferences, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, serves on the Div.2 (Teaching of Psychology) Taskforce for Diversity and is Chair of the Div. 38 (Health Psychology) Education and Training Council. He is also Past-President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
When not helping people stay calm, reading and writing, Dr. Gurung enjoys culinary explorations, travel, time with his two children, and avoiding political discussions of any kind.
Workshop Title: Advanced Methods for Using and Doing the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
This workshop will provide participants with a review of the latest pedagogical research on a variety of classroom topics that relate to instructors across disciplines and class types. Attendees will aldo fine-tune skills to catalyze their scholarly teaching into SoTL including tips for study design, assessment, analysis, and publication.
Whereas many faculty conduct SoTL, it is not always easy to keep abreast of all the developments in the field and correspondingly, the wide array of processes and practices available to examine student learning, and systematically and intentionally change pedagogy This workshop provides an up to date review of better practices for a variety of pedagogical challenges (e.g., fostering critical thinking, improving writing, engaging students). Attendees will discuss and evaluate evidence-based pedagogical strategies and review literature that systematically investigates how pedagogical strategies can impact their own students’ learning. Attendees will also gain exposure to a range of research designs and methods to analyze findings that will complement their own disciplinary styles. Attendees will fine-tune skills to catalyze their scholarly teaching into SoTL including tips for study design, assessment, analysis, and publication.