Joshua Caulkins was recently the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs within the School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University. In that role, Josh lead the BioSpine project, which is tasked with developing and sustaining an integrated curriculum within SOLS and is responsible for both online and face-to-face course development and implementation. Josh worked closely with faculty and staff in the School of Life Sciences to ensure the curriculum and courses are built upon evidence-based practices. Prior to ASU, Josh served as the Assistant Director for Faculty Development in the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) at the University of Rhode Island (URI). In that position, Josh designed and facilitated numerous programs for faculty, focused on making improvements to classroom pedagogy and promoting evidence-based teaching. His work also included supporting faculty involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and in the implementation of systemic changes in teaching at both departmental and institutional levels. Before his work at ATL, Josh served as the Research Coordinator for a large National Science Foundation grant working to transform STEM teaching in Rhode Island’s middle and high schools. Prior to joining URI, Josh spent three years as a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at the University of British Columbia, engaged in course transformations on dozens of geoscience courses within the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. He is an active member of the POD network and liaises with several multi-institutional grants and national organizations in their effort to improve instruction and assessment in higher education.

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