Victoria Bryan has been appointed director for the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, effective June 27, 2022.
Bryan, a two-time alumna of UTC, is currently dean of the Honors College and Academic Enhancement at Cleveland State Community College—a position she has held since January 2020. She previously was a member of the Cleveland State English department faculty, director of the Honors College and interim dean of Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Education.
The WCTL director serves as a teacher-scholar to provide leadership, coordination and direction for faculty; organizational and learning development programs to promote research-based instructional excellence; and enhance student learning. The position provides leadership for the design, development and implementation of a wide range of initiatives in the areas of teaching and learning, including faculty and student programs and functions that provide support to improve the learning process, the integration of technology into the classroom and the improvement of learning across the academy.
Bryan was an outstanding candidate and will be a terrific appointment. What impressed us during the search was the management experience and scholarship that she brings. Faculty members want someone who understands the breadth of the faculty role, which she does. She also brings the scholarship of teaching and learning with her publications, and that is going to serve her very well in this position.
As dean of the Honors College and Academic Enhancement, she oversaw multiple departments on the Cleveland State campus, including the library, advising services and the Center of Dynamic Instruction—the institution’s teaching and learning center. She also was heavily involved in Cleveland State’s Quality Enhancement and Strategic Enrollment Management plans.
Bryan graduated magna cum laude from UTC with a bachelor’s degree in English and American language and literature in 2007 and a master’s degree in English in 2009. She went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi.
UTC thanks Jennifer Glaab for her yeoman’s work over the past year as interim director of the WCTL. She put into motion multiple initiatives and was at the forefront of increasing the level of inclusive teaching on the UTC campus. She has been a consummate professional and team player and will continue to do really great work for our institution.