Dr. Therese Huston is a Faculty Development Consultant for the Center for Faculty Development at Seattle University. She is the founding director of this same center (formerly called the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning). Huston earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Carleton College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical cognitive neuroscience at the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, Huston was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pacific University and the Assistant Director for Faculty Support at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University.
Huston is the author of Teaching What You Don’t Know, recipient of a 2009 Book of the Year award in the education category with ForeWord Reviews. Her primary research focuses on faculty morale and retention, innovative teaching strategies, and peer mentoring programs for college teachers. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has received three National Science Foundation grants.
In addition to numerous invited presentations, she has co-chaired two national conferences on teacher development in higher education and serves on the board of directors of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.