As Senior Associate Director of the Bok Center, Virginia Maurer works with Harvard faculty and graduate students to develop new approaches for the effective teaching of undergraduates. She provides individualized instructional consultations on interpreting student feedback, active learning techniques, course and assignment design, interactive lecturing, and other teaching matters. In addition, she leads the Departmental Teaching Fellows Program and consults with departments on graduate TF training design. Virginia teaches a range of Bok seminars that focus on engaging students in active learning, classroom assessment, learning theories and classroom practice, and teaching across global boundaries. She is overseeing a new Bok Center initiative to bring together communities of practice, which will allow her to engage in what she is most passionate about: bringing together new generations of faculty from across the disciplines to spark innovative ideas to inform teaching and learning at Harvard and beyond.
Passionately interested in global education, Virginia has considerable experience living and working abroad, including 4 years spent in Greece and 1 year in Kosovo. She has conducted teacher-training workshops for a range of education and government institutions in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Most recently, she conducted language proficiency assessment training for the Peace Corps in Ghana and the Gambia.
Virginia's Office is located in Science Center Room 317D