Dr. Meaghan Duff Joins Faculty Guild as SVP of Partnerships and Strategy

Education innovation veteran brings more than 20 years of experience with grant-funded programs, corporate development and strategic planning

ARLINGTON, VA. — May 21, 2019 — Faculty Guild, an educational technology and services organization empowering faculty communities to embrace evidence-based teaching practices to help students succeed, has named Dr. Meaghan Duff as its senior vice president of partnerships and strategy.   

Higher education institutions are seeking scalable and measurable ways to engage and support their faculty communities as they dive into student success initiatives. In response, Faculty Guild powers structured, online learning communities to support faculty growth by bringing together a proven methodology, flexible software platform, dynamic network of faculty and facilitators and robust data insights.  

“Meaghan has advised us from the beginning, and we are excited to have her join the team in a full-time capacity,” said David Yaskin, CEO of the company. “Along with her experience as a faculty member, Meaghan brings a wealth of knowledge about how the higher education ecosystem operates and will help us connect the important work of faculty, institutions, foundations, associations and other non-profit organizations as we continue to propel the Teaching Success Movement.” 

Duff has led professional learning at EDUCAUSE, served as executive director of the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU) and worked as vice president of corporate and business development at Blackboard. She continues to teach in her discipline as an associate lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.  

“In my experience working in and around higher education, I have always thought there had to be a better way for institutions to engage their faculty communities in taking on important challenges,” said Duff. “Introducing a new learning technology or joining a national student success initiative—even with the best of intentions and appropriate incentives—often leaves faculty feeling disconnected and ignores the impact that these new ideas have in the classroom. I’m looking forward to working with our partners to realize the vision of supporting faculty as true enablers of student success.” 

Duff earned her Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary and her B.A. in history from the University of Virginia.  

About Faculty Guild

Faculty Guild believes higher education can address hard challenges—especially helping more students succeed—when the administration fosters an environment for faculty to co-construct a way forward. When supported well, we believe faculty are powerful student success game changers—made stronger by learning from each other, building a shared vision and improving together over time. We power structured, accountable online learning communities to support faculty growth tied to institutional priorities. Most institutions engage their faculty community through our Reflective Teaching Fellowship, which is designed to enhance the use of evidence-based teaching practices. Our approach has been tested by hundreds of faculty members and is based on more than six years of research, originally led by Dr. Gail Mellow. To date, Faculty Guild has partnered with more than 50 institutions to engage their faculty in dynamic learning communities.  

For more information, please call 844-776-3374 or visit www.facultyguild.org.