Dr. Kalpana Gupta is a Professional Development Lead for the Center for Teaching & Learning. Prior to this role, Kalpana was a faculty member for various higher education institutions and brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of adult education, training, and development. She earned an Ed.D. in adult and post-secondary education from the University of Wyoming, an M.A. in liberal studies with an emphasis on adult education and development from Regis University, and a B.S. in business/retail management from Philadelphia University.
Kalpana’s research areas of interest include creating inclusive learning environments that encompass self-directed and transformative experiences. She specializes in faculty development, program development and instructional design, brain-based learning theories and applications, and blended and online delivery methods. The core of her teaching, scholarship, and service centers on fostering student growth and improving teaching and learning for both faculty and learners.
Kalpana enjoys reading, hiking, the outdoors, traveling and learning about art, people, and other cultures!
Philosophy of Teaching & Learning: My philosophy of teaching & learning is to be learner responsive. I value and respect learners by understanding they each come with their own differences of their roles, perspectives, and processes of learning. My concept and goal of education is to begin with the individual’s level of development and knowledge and encourage learners to critically think and reflect to make meaning of their experiences; challenge underlying assumptions; engage in dialogue to promote awareness of other perspectives; and then move beyond the self by contributing to their profession and their communities.