Dorothe Bach



Dorothe Bach

Dorothe J. Bach is an Associate Director and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia’s Teaching Resource Center (TRC). In her role as a faculty/educational developer, she facilitates a variety of events and programs designed to enhance the University’s teaching mission. Intensive multi-day workshops, year-long programs, and learning communities include the TRC’s Course Design Institute, the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program, and the Contemplative Pedagogy Program, among others.

Dorothe consults nationally and internationally on higher education teaching and learning. Her research focuses on early and mid-career faculty development, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy, using social media for learning, transformational learning, and community engagement. A list of her workshops and publications can be found on her TRC webpage.

Born and raised in Germany, Dorothe received a M.A. in German Literature and Physical Education from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Virginia. At U.Va., she currently teaches a graduate seminar on college teaching as well as an undergraduate course Spiritual Journeys in Young Adult Fiction that draws heavily on contemplative methods. Dorothe also teaches yoga in the Charlottesville community.

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