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Dr. Erin Maria Horan

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Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) 


Dr. Erin Horan is the Assistant Director for Research, Assessment & Pedagogy in the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning. In this role she consults with faculty on all aspects of instruction including assignment design, rubrics, course and program design, Open Educational Resources (OER), and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Erin holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development. Prior to joining American University, she was a Postdoctoral Research Analyst in the Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). There her research focused on assessment and accreditation in higher education, specifically related to the validity of assessment techniques that utilize authentic student work.