Margaret Shippey believes in the power of community. It is in community that faculty and colleagues can learn with and from each other, and we can connect with and support the learners in our classrooms and hallways. Moreover, with our community partners, educators can collectively work toward a sustainable culture of high-quality teaching and learning.
Margaret has served in the higher education community for over 25 years. Her experience is a mix of teaching English to non-native adult learners and working with faculty at home and abroad, to explore, test, and implement educational technologies and evidence-based teaching practices in their classes, always with student engagement and success in mind. At Miami Dade College (MDC), she has served as faculty in the World Languages Department and the director of faculty development and classroom engagement. In these capacities, she has led and contributed to teams of colleagues to explore, develop, and implement curricular, departmental, and institutional change. Margaret is also a course facilitator for Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). She is currently enrolled in the University of Florida’s Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program with a concentration Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning. Her research interests lie at the intersection of community, educational technology, and faculty development.
Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction) | University of Florida (expected graduation year: 2026)
M.S. (TESOL) | Florida International University
B.A. (German and International Studies) | Davidson College
Director, Faculty Development and Classroom Engagement | Miami Dade College
Curriculum Developer | Miami Dade College