Katherine McAlvage – Bio

Katherine McAlvage

Katherine McAlvage, Marylhurst UniversityAdministrative Faculty
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning


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Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., University of Oregon


Katherine’s role is to assist faculty and departments in creating meaningful learning experiences for Marylhurst students. She trains faculty on best practices for online, hybrid and on-ground teaching as well as on academic technologies that support high-quality teaching and learning across modalities; provides ongoing faculty development through workshops, seminars and cohort-based teaching innovation programs; administers the university’s learning management system; and leads regional and specialized accreditation work for the university. Her research interests are in high-impact practices for adult learners in online and hybrid environments, simultaneous course components and undergraduate assessment tools.