Ann Austin

Ann Austin

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Ann E. Austin is a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., on leave from her position as Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University, where she was selected for the inaugural term as the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education. Her research concerns faculty careers and professional development, teaching and learning in higher education, the academic workplace, organizational change in higher education, doctoral education, and reform in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Past-President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and she was a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa (1998). She also served for a decade as a co-leader of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a collaboration among more than 20 universities to prepare doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as excellent teachers, and she was the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation-funded grant to study organizational change strategies that support the success of women scholars in STEM fields.

Her work is widely published, including Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative (2007) and Educating Integrated Professionals: Theory and Practice on Preparation for the Professoriate (2008), as well as other books, articles, chapters, and monographs concerning higher education issues in the United States and in international contexts. She has worked with colleagues at the national and institutional levels on higher education issues in a number of countries outside the U.S., including Australia, China, Egypt, Finland, Malaysia, Oman, Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

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