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Keynote Speaker, Dr. Peggy Brickman
Peggy Brickman is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in Plant Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her Ph.D. in Genetics from U.C. Berkeley in 1993 infused her with a love of teaching which has persisted even after instructing 30,000 introductory biology students over the past 20 years, usually in large sections with over 300 students each. The sheer madness of this setting inspired her to develop and assess multiple types of active learning strategies designed to improve large group instruction. She migrated to education research in 2001 receiving NSF funding and gaining recognition as the 2008 Georgia State Regents Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She researches (1) gains in achievement and motivation to learn science in general education courses, (2) effectiveness of novel curriculum for teaching these courses, and (3) preparation and mentoring for faculty. Brickman has served as a National Academies Fellow in the Life Sciences since 2004 and continues to mentor graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty as a National Academies Speaker and Facilitator.