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Cynthia Cravens, PhD
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Title III Activity Director
Associate Professor, Department of English & Modern Languages

Cynthia Cravens joined the faculty of UMES in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Modern Languages and earned tenure in 2020. As the inaugural Director of Faculty Development and the founder of the brand new Center for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Cravens develops and implements initiatives to support engaged instruction, meaningful assessment, and reflective evaluation. In the area of faculty development, her interests are in equity and inclusion, assessment, adjunct support and development, writing for the public, and, from a curriculum point of view, turning STEM into SHTEAMSS. She holds an MFA in writing from Emerson College and a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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