Assistant Vice Provost for Teaching Engagement
Lee Rumbarger directs UO’s professional teaching development program, including TEP’s slate of events and network of faculty learning and leadership communities (CAITs), which form around key teaching issues—for example, teaching high-challenge gateway courses and teaching about difference and inequality. She partners with the Teaching Academy board to host UO’s distinguished teachers quarterly as an advisory group to the provost and chairs the Provost’s Teaching Success group. Lee serves on the Senate core education and teaching evaluation committees. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in administrative and teaching roles at Vassar College and the University Exeter in the UK.
Assistant Director for Research and Assessment
Austin Hocker leads the Teaching Engagement Program’s efforts to create and support a culture of inquiry into student learning. He leads assessment projects for core-education requirements, supports academic units' assessment work, and partners with faculty to design and implement scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Austin holds a BS in exercise science from Linfield College, and MS and PhD degrees in human physiology from the University of Oregon. Additionally, he teaches courses on evidence-based science teaching to graduate and undergraduate students.
Pam Joslin is the executive assistant for Lee Rumbarger, assistant vice provost for teaching engagement. In addition to managing Lee’s calendar, she provides administrative support for the Teaching Engagement Program. Prior to this position, Pam provided administrative support with Sponsored Projects Services at the University of Oregon.
Julie Mueller is a faculty consultant in the Teaching Engagement Program. Her work focuses on improving student learning by increasing the use of evidence-based teaching practices on campus. She does this by spotlighting the results of research on teaching and learning and helping members of the UO community incorporate those results into their own work. Julie holds an Honors BS in chemistry from Marquette University, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in physical chemistry from Cornell University. She did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago before joining the chemistry faculty at Santa Clara University in 2000. Julie has worked in the Teaching Engagement Program since 2011.
Graduate Student Teacher-Scholar
Natascha Reich is a GE teacher-scholar for the Teaching Engagement Program. She supports the continued growth of graduate student instructors as educators by helping her peers localize, access, and efficiently use available teaching resources at UO. Natascha began working as a teaching assistant for the School of Music and Dance in 2014, and currently holds a B.Mus. from Hanze University in Groningen, Netherlands, and an M.A. from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. She is a PhD student studying musicology and ethnomusicology, researching historical pipe organs in Peru.
Assistant Director for Graduate Programs
Jason Schreiner leads the Teaching Engagement Program’s efforts to serve graduate student instructors, including the UO Graduate Teaching Initiative, the Kimble First-Year Teaching Award, and the GE Day of Teaching during fall orientation, as well as regularly teaching a graduate course on engaged pedagogy. He also facilitates numerous workshops, trainings, and events for graduate students, faculty, and departments, and he serves as a facilitator for TEP’s CAIT network of faculty learning and leadership communities. Additionally, he teaches courses for the UO Environmental Studies Program and a First-Year Interest Group for incoming UO students each fall.