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Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, EdD, PhD

Associate Dean of Innovative and Collaborative Pedagogy
Instructional Core – Administration
Senior Leadership Team
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Gelman Library, Room 709F
Areas of expertise
Human and Organizational Learning, Team Science, Complexity Science, Transdisciplinary Education

Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, Ed.D., Ph.D. graduated from the Graduate School for Education and Human Development in 2012 and was granted a degree from the Executive Leadership Program in the Human and Organizational Learning department. He has been a GW faculty member for the past 15 years and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership and of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Presently, he serves GW as the Associate Dean for Innovative and Collaborative Pedagogy at the Libraries and Academic Innovation. His area of expertise is in team science which is the study of team dynamic in science teams. He focuses on motivation in knowledge-producing teams, complexity leadership, and transdisciplinary theory and learning. His pedagogy for developing translational scientists stresses the growing need for cross-disciplinary skills and agency for change as interdisciplinary brokers. Since the completion of his doctorate he has served the university in a number of capacities including developing the team science curriculum in the School of Medicine and Health Science, developing the PhD in Clinical Translational Health Science and serving as its Director of Doctoral Candidacy. Dr. Lotrecchiano is a recipient of the Morton A. Bender Teaching Excellence Award and is a past chair of the GW University Society of Distinguished Teachers. He is currently the president of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) and the faculty moderator for the GW University Seminar “Creating a Culture of Collaboration at GWU”. In addition to his publishing and editorial record, Gaetano recently published a book entitled Communication in Transdisciplinary Teams and is preparing a manual of learning interventions to accompany his psychometric assessment tool, the Motivation Assessment for Team Readiness Integration and Collaboration (MATRICx). Over the last 18 months, Dr. Lotrecchiano has led the university in developing the Instructional Core which is GW’s teaching and learning center and has been instrumental in managing the COVID-19 crisis by leading his team to develop programming and support for instructors throughout GW.