Megan Schmid

Position title: CTLM Director and Associate Vice Provost


Ph.D., educational leadership and policy analysis, University of Wisconsin–Madison; M.A., student development and higher education, University of Iowa; B.A., English, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Megan Schmid became the inaugural director of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) and associate vice provost in the Division for Teaching & Learning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in July 2021.  

For nearly 20 years, Megan’s work has focused on fostering close collaborations with instructors to address their goals and needs and to facilitate student learning in and outside the classroom.  

As CTLM’s director, she works to build and maintain partnerships across campus to raise the visibility of teaching and learning and engage instructors at all career stages. She believes strongly that by working together, we can forge powerful connections on a large, decentralized campus and create a community of support for instructional excellence. Key priorities of her work include striving to promote equity and inclusion in learning and working environments and addressing student needs in collaboration with campus partners. 

She has held various positions in educational development and student affairs administration at UW–Madison, UW–Milwaukee and the University of Iowa. Most recently she directed the Excel Initiative, a course (re)design program, and served as an administrative officer in the Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching (a predecessor of CTLM).

Originally from New Berlin, WI, she earned a B.A. in English at UW–Madison and an M.A. in student development and higher education at the University of Iowa. She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the School of Education at UW–Madison, and her research focused on how professors define their identities as faculty members and the ways in which their engagement with students interacts with their identities.