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Kevin Yee

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Kevin Yee is the Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining USF, he was a faculty developer at the University of Central Florida. He has also held instructor and visiting appointments at Duke University, University of Iowa, University of California-Irvine, and Pomona College. He earned his Ph.D. in German from the University of California-Irvine. 

In 2016, Dr. Yee also assumed the duties of Assistant Dean in Undergraduate Studies, and supervised the offices of Orientation, New Student Connections, and Academic Foundations, as well as ATLE.

Click here to read his curriculum vita.

Dr. Yee has always striven for highly interactive teaching. He collects ideas for innovative approaches in the classroom and curates a list of interactive techniques.

He has been an invited speaker at numerous colleges in the United States, as well as institutions in Brazil and Saudi Arabia, to speak about interactive teaching and numerous topics in faculty development. Contact him at kyee@usf.edu if interested.

His research interests are broad, and focus on everything from emerging technology and Web 2.0 tools for teaching, to the pedagogy of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and concepts such as student motivation or gamification. He is firmly in the camp that the science of learning, as evolved from cognitive psychology, is foundational for effective teaching practices. He taught USF's first MOOC in 2013. Here is a sample tour of a MOOC.

An affiliated faculty member with the World Languages department and in the Honors College, Dr. Yee has taught courses on German Romanticism, introductory German language classes, fairy tales, and Walt Disney World.