UW-Green Bay

Interim Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Professor | Psychology

Kris Vespia is a Professor of Psychology and the Interim Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning at UW-Green Bay. This is her second term as Interim Director; the first was for the Spring 2020 semester. Kris also served as the Director of the UW-Green Bay campus Teaching Scholars Program from 2018 to 2021. A SoTL scholar herself, she has published pieces on topics such as faculty advising, curricular infusion of career development, and experiential learning. She is also active in the teaching and learning community in her discipline. For example, she serves as a consulting editor for the journal Teaching of Psychology, and she was a selected participant in the American Psychological Association’s summit to develop assessment strategies for the undergraduate major’s learning outcomes. She cites the pandemic instructional pivot as the biggest challenge and the most rewarding experience she has had during her time as Interim Director. The challenge is perhaps obvious. The reward was witnessing the spectacular work of the Center team each and every day, along with having the opportunity to support the extraordinary efforts of instructors and students to keep teaching, learning, and building community during incredibly challenging times.

Dr. Kristin Vespia, UW-Green Bay smiling at the camera