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Dr. Jennifer Friberg

Dr. Jennifer Friberg has been named interim director for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, effective June 1.  

Friberg has served as Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University since 2016She will continue as Endowed Chair while serving as the interim director for the center. 

“Dr. Friberg has a robust skill set that will serve her well in her new role as interim director of the center, not only because of her background and expertise in faculty professional development, but also because of her already strong collaboration with CTLT staff over the past years,” said Provost Jan Murphy. “She is well respected by all members of the CTLT team, faculty, and administration, and we welcome her leadership,”  

Associate Vice President for Academic Administration Sam Catanzaro noted Friberg is “an emerging leader on campus with a clear vision for how faculty support leads to student success and a collaborative, results-oriented style that will serve the University extremely well.”  

Friberg earned bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from San Diego State University, master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Indiana University, and doctorate in curriculum and instruction at Illinois State University. Friberg joined the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at ISU in 2005. She was promoted to professor in 2018. Teaching primarily courses centered on child language development and disorders, Friberg has overseen over 100 independent studies and has co-led four study abroad trips with her students. 

Friberg was named the Cross Endowed Chair in 2016. She routinely offers workshops, consultations, grant funding, and resources for the faculty, staff, and students at ISU who want to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) or who want to learn more about evidence-based teaching practices in college teaching. Friberg has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning in higher education. She is the founding associate editor of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders and the editor for Gauisus (an internal-to-ISU SoTL publication) and The SoTL Advocate weblog. 

“We are excited to work with Dr. Friberg in her new role. “Her expertise in higher education pedagogy and evidence-based teaching practices that help all college students learn and succeed will be an asset to the center as we continue to support faculty professional development for student success,” said Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration Yojanna Cuenca-Carlino.