Constance Skinner is a PhD candidate in IU’s Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) program where her research examines teacher preparation for new and junior faculty during their doctoral programs. Having over 13 years of undergraduate teaching experience, Constance has taught multiple topics like women’s health, human sexuality, stress management, preparation for K12 health teachers, personal health, public speaking, and more.
She worked alongside the former dean at IU-Bloomington School of Education, Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez, designing curriculum and leading a team of graduate instructors for underrepresented, high-ability freshmen in an academic-driven scholarship program. She mapped curricular programming for the first undergraduate certificate in HESA in the country with IUB’s School of Education. Having served the IU School of Medicine as an instructional design intern since 2020, she served several faculty by encouraging creative ways to teach and learn in virtual spaces and facilitating faculty development workshops. Her favorite type of work is integrating diversity and inclusivity in “the classroom” and curriculum, while decoding disciplinary learning, to enhance equity and justice efforts in all environments.