Dr. Nancy Chapko
An accidental educator, I began my career as a technology professional. Then, I accepted an invitation to teach information technology and began an exhilarating adventure in adult learning. In the years spent examining the learning process, I discovered opportunities to use my technical skills as an educator. I’ve worked with nearly 1,000 adult learners in more than 25 different technology, business, and education courses delivered in the face-to-face, blended, online, and accelerated environments. I developed an interest in learning design – particularly Universal Design for Learning (UDL), earned e-Learning certification, and completed a doctorate that prepared me to shape educational systems through applied research, strategic planning, and mindful leadership. Now, with significant experience and practical insight, I apply technical skills to the design and development of learning systems.
about my work
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses using learner-centered techniques and create collaborative learning experiences for face-to-face and online learning.
I provide leadership and mentoring in the implementation and integration of current and emerging research-based theories of teaching and learning and determine pedagogically appropriate practices to achieve identified learning outcomes.
Faculty Mentor & Coach
I coach undergraduate student teachers in their teaching strategy and provide professional mentoring, college educator coaching, and intentional renewal of teaching practice opportunities.
Scholar & Researcher
I use quantitative and qualitative data to customize students’ learning experiences according to their needs and abilities by adapting instructional content and providing timely recommendations for improvement and resolution.