Erica C. Fleming

Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
Penn State College of IST

I partner with faculty and students to create positive learning environments in university classrooms. I do this by fostering peer learning opportunities, researching innovative teaching practices, and helping faculty find their teaching strengths.

Who am I?

I am the Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. My focus is training undergraduate students in peer learning and creating programs that help faculty engage their students in the classroom (both physical and online). I have experience consulting with faculty and creating workshops that focus on using pedagogically sound strategies to implement technology into classrooms. My experience teaching offers me a unique perspective and understanding of both the student experience and the struggles faculty face when making changes to courses.

In addition to my work in the College of IST, I am working on a Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State. I plan to focus on using Universal Design for Learning to improve student feelings of inclusion and belonging in higher education. I plan to graduate in 2026.