Assistant Professor, Physiology University of Connecticut
John Redden is a current Education Mentor of the National Academy of Science, and a 2015 Service Learning Faculty Fellow at the University of Connecticut. Redden is also an Assistant Director of Faculty Development Programs at the Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning (CETL) at the University of Connecticut. Over the course of his career Redden has taught many courses ranging from small (19+), to large (100+), to very large (400+). His interest in the scholarship of teaching led to him being selected to become an Education Fellow of the National Academy of Science and an attendee of the 2015 Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education. This provided Redden with specialized training and resources to implement active learning pedagogies in his classes, which he is now hoping to share with any interested colleagues. He is continuously seeking creative ways to engage students in and out of the classroom, and opportunities to blend his teaching pedagogy with his other passions—science literacy and public engagement.