Francine Glazer serves as associate provost for educational innovation and is the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at New York Tech. She oversees the libraries, student life, international and experiential education, and career services. Prior to joining New York Tech in 2008, she was a professor of biological sciences at Kean University for 16 years.
A biologist by training, Glazer has been actively working with faculty members on issues of teaching and learning since 1993. She recently finished a term as member of the Core Committee (board of directors) of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, a national professional organization dedicated to advancing the research and practice of educational development in higher education. She also served as president of the New Jersey Faculty Development Network. She currently serves on the executive advisory board of the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association and as a member of the editorial review board of Innovative Higher Education.
Glazer edited a book to help faculty members implement blended learning across various disciplines, Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. Her areas of interest include faculty mentoring, organizational development, student engagement, and online and blended learning.
Glazer holds a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BS (magna cum laude with thesis honors) from Tufts University. She also earned a Master Online Teacher certificate from the University of Illinois. She pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, under a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award.