Phyllis Blumberg PhD

Phyllis Blumberg PhD

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Research Professor in Education

Professor of Psychology


BA (Washington College)

MA (University of Pittsburgh)

PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interests

Research interests include active learning, learning centered-teaching, program evaluation, self-directed learning and student evaluation.


Dr. Blumberg’s interests in education are curriculum development, how to use learner-centered teaching approaches, educational leadership, faculty development, innovation in education and problem-based learning.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Blumberg, P.: Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies and Rubrics  for Faculty Growth and Student Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013

Mostrom, A. M.; Blumberg P.  2012.  Does Learning-Centered Teaching Promote Grade Improvement?  Innovative Higher Education 37(5): 397-405. DOI 10.1007/s10755-012-9216-1

Blumberg, P. Making Evidence-Based Practice an Essential Aspect of Teaching. Journal of Faculty Development. 2011, 26, (1) 1-6.

Alsardary, S., Blumberg, P. Interactive, Learner-Centered Methods of Teaching Mathematics. PRIMUS - Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 2009:19, 401-416.

Blumberg, P. Maximizing Learning Through Course Alignment and Using Different Types of Knowledge. Innovative Higher Education, 2009, 34(2), 93-103.

Blumberg, P. (2008) Developing Learner-centered teaching: A practical guide for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Blumberg, P. Practical Tools to Help Faculty Use Learner-Centered Teaching Approaches: To Improve the Academy, 2008, 27: 111-134.

Blumberg, P., & Everett, J. (2005). Achieving a campus consensus on learning-centered teaching: Process and outcomes. To Improve the Academy, 23, 191-210.

Blumberg, P. (2004). Beginning journey toward a culture of learning centered teaching. Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2(1), 68-80.

Contact Information

Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.895.1167

p [dot] blumbe [at] usciences [dot] edu