Education:
  • PhD, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
  • BA, Chemistry and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College

Rachel Niemer

Director, Outreach and Access

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“Technology has always been an interest of mine. As I learned more about pedagogy, and faculty development, my dream job was to explore how to best integrate new technologies into learning environments, and in particular, how technology might make learning environments more equitable. The Center for Academic Innovation gives me a chance to intellectually explore all of my professional interests.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Rachel’s current focus is on implementing the Center for Academic Innovation’s DEI strategic plan, exploring new ways for faculty to engage the public with their scholarship, and understanding how our center can best recruit, support and celebrate faculty innovation.

Prior to joining the Center for Academic Innovation team, Rachel worked with faculty and administrators to support teaching best practices as an Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at U-M. Before moving to Ann Arbor, she taught at University of Rochester and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Ask me to learn about:
    • Crocheting
    • YA Fantasy Novels
    • Active Learning
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