Wren Mills, PhD
Assistant Director, Western Kentucky University
As the assistant director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Western Kentucky University (WKU), Wren Mills provides both in-person and virtual training and consultations for faculty who wish to better their skills with technology in the classroom and online teaching; this includes Quality Matters training. She also serves as a facilitator for the Graduate Assistant Teaching Institute (GATI), for the Part-Time Faculty Teaching Institute, and for other Professional Learning Communities for faculty at the university. Mills also consults with faculty and staff on integrating High Impact Practices (HIPs) into their courses and programs. Previous to her current position, she served as the training coordinator for distance learning (2013-2016) and as the instructional coordinator for the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching at WKU (2010-2013).†
Mills came to work in faculty development and training from faculty, working as an assistant professor in English at Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) (2005-2009), and still teaches part-time for them today. She has also taught for WKU as an adjunct instructor in English since 1999 and in the Organizational Leadership program since 2016. She holds a masterís in English, emphasis in teaching writing; a masterís in education, emphasis in student affairs; and doctorate in education, emphasis in higher education administration.