PROJECT DIRECTOR OF THE TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MULTIMEDIA GRANT
Catherine Overson serves as Project Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Teaching and Learning with Multimedia grant (funded by the Davis Educational Foundation). Her responsibilities include overseeing the project budget, recruiting faculty to participate in the project, organizing and running meetings with faculty to formulate multimedia projects, coordinating with faculty on all project details once they begin to teach their course, overseeing the assessment data collection process, and developing contacts with faculty and administrators from dissemination site institutions. She was previously a research associate on the Center’s Cognition Toolbox grant (also funded by the Davis foundation). She is an experienced teacher of university courses in psychology, statistics, and the science of learning. She is a member of Division 2 of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association) and has presented her research on teaching and learning at annual APA conventions. She has published in the same area (Overson & Goldstein, in Your graduate training in psychology: Effective strategies for success, Sage Publications, 2011; Stiegler-Balfour & Overson, in Effective University and College Teaching, Sage Publications, 2012). Her dissertation focused on applications of the science of learning in college and university courses (Three Elements of Self-Regulated Learning: Metacognitive Functioning, Self-Efficacy, and Study Behavior).