UC Blue Ash College

About the Learning & Teaching Center

The UC Blue Ash Learning and Teaching Center was created in 2001, and facilitated the first Ohio Teaching Enhancement faculty learning community in that year. The Center is funded through and reports to the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and coordinates closely with the Library and the Faculty Development Committee.

We believe in creating professional development experiences that are tailored to the needs and experiences of the particular group of faculty attending our offerings. We work to relate theory to practice with examples from real classes, and we design our workshops and seminars [original link path: https://ucblueash.edu/resources/faculty-staff/learning/workshop.html] to engage participants in active learning and collaboration. When participants leave one of our sessions, they leave with plans for a direct application of the content to their teaching or research. Faculty comments suggest that we have been successful in meeting these goals. We also actively value and promote scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning both in practice and as evidence of excellence in teaching and research in the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process.

Current Faculty and Staff

Headshot of Dr. Rita Kumar

Dr. Rita Kumar

Professor of English

Muntz Hall 344


Dr. Kumar is a professor in the English Department and teaches English composition, world literature and topics in literature courses.

Headshot of Dr. Bradford Mallory

Dr. Bradford Mallory

Associate Professor of Biology

Muntz Hall 301


Dr. Mallory is an Assistant Professor of Biology at UC Blue Ash. Dr. Mallory teaches the General Biology sequence as well as courses for non biology majors.

Headshot of Pam Rankey

Pam Rankey

Assisstant Professor of Business and Economics

Muntz Hall 311


Professor Rankey is in the Business and Economics Department and teaches Administrative Accounting, Project Management Applications, and the AIS Bridge courses.

Past Directors

  • Ruth Benander: 2012 - 2015
  • Robin Lightner: 2007-2012
  • Beverly Knauper: 2001 - 2007
  • Ruth Benander: 2001-2006


Contact Information

Learning and Teaching Center