Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer
Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Means has an extensive background in teaching in the classroom and in seminars and has imparted knowledge in diverse subject areas. She has taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategy, technology, and leadership in remote teams, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to her instructional practice. Leveraging her expertise in course design, she fosters an engaging and inclusive learning environment that empowers students and promotes their academic growth. She has led seminars in online and blended education and provided many consultations on teaching and technology.
Dr. Tawnya Means’ research interests encompass online and blended learning, active learning, learning space design, technology for teaching, access to digital learning resources, and faculty preparation to teach. She actively contributes to the field by exploring innovative approaches to enhance the learning experience through technology and promoting equitable access to educational resources.