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Eric Metzler

Instructional Consultant

Eric Metzler

I joined the Kelley School of Business in July 2000 as the School's instructional consultant. Later that year, I was invited to assume the position of Associate Director of Instructional Technology, and about a year after that, when instructional consulting was moved from Technology Services to the Undergraduate Program, my job title morphed into Assistant Director of Instructional Consulting. Then, in July 2007, I was moved directly under the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and my title came full circle, back to instructional consultant.  Regardless of title, however, I continue to enjoy assisting instructors at all levels - from associate instructors (A.I.s) to tenured faculty - develop, work on, or otherwise improve their teaching. I am available for consultation on various facets of college instruction such as course design, lecturing technique, classroom management, leading discussions, constructing exams, assessing one's teaching, and troubleshooting.

My educational background is in the discipline of Comparative Literature and my area of specialization is the European Middle Ages. I earned my B.A. from the University of California, Davis with highest honors in1984, my M.A. (1988) and my Ph.D. (2001) from I.U. My dissertation, "The Miracle of the Pregnant Abbess: Texts and Contexts of a Medieval Tale of Sexuality, Spirituality, and Authority," focuses on a miracle of the Virgin Mary that was extremely popular during the Middle Ages.

When I began work at the Kelley School, I brought with me a broad range of teaching experience at I.U., where I had taught courses in the humanities in the Departments of Afro-American Studies, Comparative Literature, English, and Germanic Studies, and in the Liberal Arts and Management Program (L.A.M.P.). I also spent seven summers teaching intensive courses for the Groups Program, which eases the transition from high school to college for first-generation students. In my own department (Comparative Literature) I coordinated and co-coordinated courses for which I assessed and developed curriculum, guided the work of associate instructors, organized teaching workshops, and consulted with instructors needing extra assistance in their teaching.

Consultations with me are entirely confidential and at your discretion. Please contact me by email, phone, or in person to work with me on any aspect of your teaching.

To arrange an instructional consultation, call
(812) 855-7119 or
e-mail:
emetzler@indiana.edu