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Brad Garner

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Brad Garner serves as Director of Faculty Enrichment in the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). One of his greatest passions is helping faculty learn new and creative ways to teach and engage students. Prior to moving into higher education, Garner’s career was focused on program and faculty development in P-12 public school settings where he worked as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, and administrator.

He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops in the United States and Europe and has authored and coauthored several publications, including A Brief Guide to Teaching Millennial Learners (2007), A Brief Guide to Teaching Adult Learners (2009), Teaching the First-Year Seminar (2012), and Engaged Learners and Digital Citizens: Critical Outcomes for Teaching and Learning (2016). His book, Getting Employed, Staying Employed, was recognized and honored as a “Book of the Year” by the President's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Garner also serves as the Founding Editor of The Toolbox, an electronic newsletter published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.

Most recently, he has been working with groups of teachers from China as part of a Visiting Scholars Program that focuses on effective teaching and learning strategies. Garner also teaches and mentors in a Faith/Character-Based program for men in Indiana’s largest correctional facility.