Katie Beres, M.A.
phone: (314) 977-3533
fax: (314) 977-1695
Role in the Center
Katie is a member of the instructional development team in the Center; in this role, she creates, facilitates, and assesses programming and resources that assist faculty members and graduate students in their growth as teachers.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
- Understanding personality and learning styles differences (for instructors and students)
- Student to student engagement and class community formation
- Interpersonal communication and providing feedback to students
- Student development theories, and their implications for teaching and learning
- Teaching and learning with technology
- Instructional design
Katie joined the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning in June 2012. Before that, she worked at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis as an instructional designer, providing faculty and course development for online teaching with the UMSL Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Administration. Prior to her work at UMSL, Katie worked at SLU, coordinating the Learning Communities program, serving as an academic advisor for deciding students, and teaching University 101 (SLU's college transition course). She has published, presented at conferences, and delivered a webinar on the design and facilitation of professional development programs for faculty, staff, and graduate students and on the development of interpersonal skills for effective teaching in the field of academic advising.
Katie holds a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, where she also taught a Transition to the World of Work course for upper level undergraduates. Her Bachelor's degree is in Psychology and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame. Currently, she also is pursuing a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (to be completed in August 2012).