Faculty Champion:Vonda Reed

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Vonda Reed
Shaw University
Academic Affairs: Center for Teaching and Learning
United States of America


Vonda Reed is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Assistant Professor of Biology at Shaw University where she has been since 2008. Before her current position, she was the Biology Program Coordinator for 8 years. Vonda has K-12 teaching experience as well. Her philosophy is that student learning can be strengthened if students are provided with diverse engaging activities to meet their needs. She is a supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion! Moreover, she believes learning is a partnership in which both student and educator should make decisions and share work together to build life-long learning skills. Vonda also believes that shared decision-making is part of developing a professional group of educators who through their own healthy enthusiasm, create the potential for healthy, enthusiastic learners! Her research interest and motivation include engaging pedagogical techniques and activities to enhance student learning. Vonda also supports Shaw University’s fabulous faculty by providing assistance with their professional and pedagogical needs.


EdD, Educational Leadership, Fayetteville State University

MS, Biology; minor, Zoology, North Carolina Central University

BS, Zoology, North Carolina State University

Selected presentations:

A Comparative Study of Grammarly and Laptop Method and Traditional Classroom Method on Student Learning Achievement-28th Annual HBCU Faculty

Development Network Conference-2021

Establishing Inclusivity and Diversity through Differentiated Instruction in a Gateway Biology Course. Elon University’s 16th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference-2019

Shaw on a Mission through Vision and Change: The Impact of Pedagogy Enhancement on Student Learning. 78th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference- 2017

Metacognition. 78th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologist Conference-2017

Awards and Recognitions:

Shaw University E.P.I.C! Award of Excellence in Teaching

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (Saint Augustine’s College-Multiple Year Honoree-3 years)

Mu Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Distinguished Upholder of Sisterhood Award

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