Patricia Low Dinneen, Ed.D., MDE, directs the University Teaching & Learning Center (UTLC). She joined GW in 2007, originally in the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning, and has worked since then across the teaching spectrum from in-person to blended to fully online teaching environments.
As director, Patricia designs and delivers interactive workshops and programs for GW faculty, including the Course Design Institute and Teaching Day. She works with faculty across the university to identify teaching and course design interests and to bring innovative practices and assessment practices to campus. She oversees the UTLC’s consultation services and efforts to expand the scholarship of teaching & learning (S0TL).
Patricia holds a Doctorate in Education from GW, a Masters in Distance Education from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. Her doctoral dissertation was a multi-case study inspired by design thinking to examine the “Impact of Alumni Feedback on Faculty Member Attitudes about Course Design,” work that has been presented nationally. Her interests include improvement science, hybrid/online learning, student motivation, and visual design for learning.
She is a member of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the European Distance Learning Network. Patricia was a member of the Carnegie Foundation for the Improvement of Teaching’s first improvement science cohort.