Queens Welcomes Tom Angelo
Queens University of Charlotte proudly welcomed Tom Angelo as Assistant Provost, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and Professor of Higher Education.
As Assistant Provost and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE), Tom serves on the Academic Affairs administrative team and advises, assists and collaborates with Deans, other academic leaders and all of Queens' faculty and related staff to promote effective and efficient teaching; the scholarship of teaching, learning and educational research; and overall faculty career development at Queens. He is responsible for developing, leading and administering the University's newly created Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and for designing and delivering a "CAFE Curriculum" which will include events, seminars, workshops and both non-credit and for-credit courses. Since joining Queens on August 1, Tom has already designed and led the New Faculty Orientation, organized the Fall Faculty Colloquium, and offered two workshops for faculty.
For the past twenty-five years, Tom Angelo has served - often concurrently - as a faculty member, faculty developer, academic administrator and researcher at several institutions, including: Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, Boston College, the University of Miami, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and La Trobe University (Australia).
Prior to Queens, Tom had directed five university teaching and learning centers, three of which he also designed and founded. Throughout, he has continued to teach undergraduate courses in political science, freshman composition, teacher education and introductory statistics as well as postgraduate courses in applied linguistics, assessment and evaluation and higher education.
From 2008 to 2012, Tom held the posts of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Curriculum and Academic Planning), Founding Director of the Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Centre and Professor of Higher Education at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. From 2009 through 2011, he also designed and directed La Trobe's Design for Learning Project, an ambitious revision and redesign of the university's entire undergraduate curriculum.
Tom has consulted on teaching, assessment and learning improvement in 17 countries and throughout the United States for more than 60 higher education associations/systems and more than 250 postsecondary institutions. He has also served as invited keynote/featured speaker at more than 75 higher education conferences internationally. Among his recent invited keynotes were the 2013 Council of Ontario Universities' Learning Outcomes Assessment Conference; 2012 Lilly Conference on College Teaching; 2012 Indianapolis Assessment Institute; 2011 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative; and 2010 AACSB International Assessment Conference.
Internationally, Tom has been awarded fellowships from the Fulbright Program (Italy), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Australia) and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
He has authored or co-authored five books and more than thirty-five articles and chapters. His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition, with more than 100,000 copies in print.
Tom Angelo earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in government from California State University at Sacramento; a Master of Arts in political science and a Master of Education in applied linguistics, both from Boston University; and his doctorate from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
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