Dr. Bruce Mackh has been named Chadron State College’s Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Powell said Monday.
“I am excited Dr. Mackh is able to join us,” Powell said. “We anticipate the Teaching and Learning Center playing an active role in helping us continue to improve our face-to-face and online educational offerings.
Mackh, who has written books about curricular planning and instruction and collaborating in higher education, is no stranger to teaching and learning. He most recently served as an Associate Professor of Art and head of the Department of Art and Design at Valdosta State University. Prior to his time in Georgia, he was an Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Dean of Faculty at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Previously, Mackh directed the Arts and Cultural Management and Museum Studies programs and taught at Michigan State University, and led a Mellon Research Project at the University of Michigan.
“I am tremendously excited to be working at Chadron State College, Mackh said. “I couldn’t be happier than to work at CSC and to work with Dr. Powell and the faculty. It’s a marvelous opportunity.”
Mackh has a bachelor of fine arts in studio art and photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a master of fine arts in studio art and photography from Tulane University, and a doctorate in Critical Studies from Texas Tech.
As a photographer, Mackh has shown his art at exhibitions in Chicago, Mississippi, Texas, and New Orleans.
He said he is eager to begin working with faculty through the Teaching and Learning Center. As the Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning, Mackh will supervise the Teaching and Learning Center, collaborate with faculty, and work to create a strategic plan to expand online course offerings.
“I hope to work with the faculty and administration to create a center for Teaching and Learning that improves teaching, pedagogy, and curriculum, regardless of modality.”
Mackh’s first day is Tuesday, July 6.