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Hi, I'm Barbi! I'm a teaching and learning consultant, speaker, author, and podcaster. I work with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. From planning your first course to launching your academic speaking career, I am here to support you wherever you are in your journey in higher education.
Before I launched my educational consulting business in 2011, I was an adjunct professor and taught undergraduate and graduate courses. I also served in every position (from intern to director!) in a teaching center at a large research university.
Now, as a speaker, consultant, and author, I have traveled throughout the U.S. working with educators and scholars from every type of college and university. For 22 years, I have advocated for the importance of professional development in higher education. Bringing people together to talk about teaching and learning is the work that I love to do!
I realize how important it is for you to have access to effective and engaging professional development experiences that work with your busy schedule. That's why I offer a variety of unique and innovative resources to support you wherever you are in your journey in higher education.
From audio courses to mobile learning experiences, I am always looking for new ways to make professional development relevant, flexible, and practical (and fun!) for you!
Clients and participants describe me as an engaging, inspiring, and supportive facilitator. I share ideas that can be applied immediately in any course in any discipline. My work is grounded in theory, informed by research, and designed for practical application.
I have been an invited keynote speaker and facilitator for 3,500+ events for 25,000+ educators from around the world representing nearly every academic discipline and profession within industry, education, government, and nonprofit settings. Includes local, state, national, and international conferences (virtual, blended, and in-person formats) in higher education.
I host the Lecture Breakers podcast and Lecture Breakers Virtual Summer Conference. My goal is to create spaces where college professors, instructors, and educators share innovative teaching strategies to inspire you to break up your lectures, energize your classroom, increase student engagement, and improve learning.
I'm so glad you are here, and I look forward to connecting with you and working with you and your colleagues!
10 THINGS ABOUT ME
5. I LOVE 80's pop culture, music, TV shows, and movies. #80sKid #GenX
6. I have visited 39 states (and counting...) across the United States.
7. My family and I love to travel, hike, and visit parks. One of our most memorable trips was driving the entire length of Hwy 1 in California (from the redwoods to Disneyland!).
10. My favorite holiday is Halloween.