Dr. Heidi Sherick has worked in higher education for over 25 years. Currently, Heidi is the Director of Leadership Development in the College of Engineering and the Medical School at the University of Michigan. Her primary role is to design and initiate a suite of professional leadership development activities and coaching, mentoring, and sponsoring strategies for faculty. She provides one-on-one coaching for faculty in new executive leadership roles and for Associate level faculty in Engineering, facilitating career advancement, fostering connections, and providing leadership development opportunities. Heidi served as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Diversity in the College of Engineering at Montana State University from 2001-2012. She also served as the Director of EMPower, the engineering minority program. Heidi earned her PhD in Educational Leadership from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. She studied developmental relationships in higher education and investigated the processes through which higher education leadership is fostered including mentoring, coaching, role-modeling, sponsoring, and networking.
Pauline Bary Khan has been serving as the Director of Lecturer Development since 2020 where she has led efforts to support teaching faculty at the College of Engineering. This work includes advising, mentoring, professional career coaching, and facilitating workshops to serve the lecturer population. Her research interests include the topics of teaching faculty development, organizational culture, educational leadership, and workplace communication.
Prior to this role, she served as Director of the Program in Technical Communication since 2012. She has taught classes in technical communications to undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Engineering since 1997. She has also co-authored the book A Practical Guide to Technical Reports and Presentations for Scientists, Engineers and Students.
Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Khan worked as an engineering and project manager to design manufacturing systems in the information technology field, to manufacture and test engine blocks for the automotive industry, and to research coatings for high-speed and high-temperature machining applications. Dr. Khan has a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Technical Communication, both from the University of Michigan. Her Doctorate in Education was earned from Southern New Hampshire University.
Dr. Elizabeth Bailey is an Instructional Consultant at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering at the University of Michigan. She leads programs to prepare graduate students for success in faculty roles and to support new faculty at the College of Engineering. Dr. Bailey earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Columbia University in 2019. Previously, she earned an M.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University and a B.A. in Chemistry and Studio Art from Kenyon College.
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