Jace Hargis, Ph.D.

Center for Engaged Teaching Director

Dr. Hargis favors Boyer’s (1990) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as a guiding model for designing, implementing and measuring effective instructional practices. His goal is to create an active, informal space, which promotes teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection. Previously, he enjoyed positions as an Associate Provost of Faculty Development, Assessment and Research and Professor in Honolulu; a College Director in Abu Dhabi, UAE; an Assistant Provost of Faculty Development and Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific; and a Director of Faculty Development and Assistant Professor in Florida. He has authored a textbook, an anthology and published over 120 academic articles as well as offered hundreds of academic presentations. He has earned a B.S. in Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology; an M.S. in Environmental Engineering Sciences and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Hargis' research agenda focuses on how people learn while integrating appropriate, relevant and meaningful instructional technologies.