Kim Wilcox

Academic Technology Consultant

As a member of the Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) group, I work one-on-one with instructors and staff as a consultant, collaborate with colleagues to develop and present workshops on aspects of academic technology, and work as part of the production team by serving as project manager for various projects, including a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

My primary goals in my work with instructors are to help them learn about and get comfortable with educational technology and use it in ways that create effective and engaging learning environments for their students, whether face-to-face or online. I have been very excited over the past few years to see the development on the Twin Cities campuses of a number of "Active Learning Classrooms." Recently, Bill Rozaitis from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Meghan Lafferty from the University Libraries, and I created a resource for instructors who are interested in teaching in one of these rooms. I continue to be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education (see below), as well as emerging learning environments, student-centered active learning strategies, mobile learning, and accessibility issues. I consider myself fortunate to have work that continues to challenge and excite me.


I'm a biologist by training, with degrees from the University of Cincinnati. I came to the University of Minnesota in 1982 on an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral genetics. I spent three years in the Department of Psychology working with Professor Tom Bouchard on the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart—a wonderful experience. I then spent several years working with Professor Elving Anderson and others studying aspects of the genetics of epilepsy. Along the way I did some teaching through extension, and my growing interest in science education eventually led me to seek a faculty position at the University's General College, where I taught introductory anatomy and physiology and general biology. It was there that I "fell in love with the web" and its potential for teaching and learning, which eventually, in June, 2000, led me to IT and what was then known as the Digital Media Center.

Selected Publications

Brooks, D., Marsh, L., (2013). & Wilcox, K.J. "Engaging Faculty as Catalysts For Change: A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Education." Educause Review Online.  

Clarkson, C. E. & Wilcox, K.J. (2012). "Repairing the Break – An Anatomical Saga." Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50 Stories from the Digital Frontlines. Duin, A.H., Nater, E., Anklesaria, F., eds. (eBook)

Schaber, P., Marsh, L.J., & Wilcox, K.J. (2012). "Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Relational Learning in Occupational Therapy Professional Education." In Exploring More Signature Pedagogies, Chick, N., Haynie, A., Gurung, R., eds. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press, 188 – 202.

Brooks, D.C., Marsh, L.J., Wilcox, K.J., & Cohen, B. (2011). "Beyond Satisfaction: Toward an Outcomes-Based, Procedural Model of Faculty Development Program Evaluation." Journal of Faculty Development, 25(3): 5-12.

Schaber, P., Wilcox, K.J., Whiteside, A.L., Marsh, L.J., & Brooks, D.C. (2010). "Designing Learning Environments to Foster Affective Learning: Comparison of Classroom to Blended Learning." International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(2). Online:

Presentations and Posters

(Presenter(s) in italics)

Minenko, A.G., Marsh, L., Wilcox, K.J.: Meeting national medical school curricular requirements can create financial opportunities. EDULEARN 11 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

Clarkson, C.E., Brooks, D. Christopher, Marsh, L. & Wilcox, K.. "How Do We Know If Course Changes Are Effective? Student Survey Data Used to Inform Course Design." Poster, College of Veterinary Medicine Education Day, May 23, 2011, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul.

Schaber, Patricia, Wilcox, Kimerly, Marsh, Lauren, & Whiteside, Aimee. "Creating an Online Course from Scratch... Or Introduction to the Online Course Development Process." Poster, Academic Health Center's 4th Annual Best Practices Institute: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education, May 18 - 19, 2009, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Garrett Dikkers, Amy, Longo, Bernadette, Minenko, Anne, Solheim, Catherine, & Wilcox, Kimerly. "Transforming the University: Teaching and Learning in Emerging Learning Environments." EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2009, March 23 - 25, 2009, Chicago.

Brooks, D. Christopher, Marsh, Lauren, & Wilcox, Kimerly. "From Innovation to Implementation: A Systematic Approach to Faculty Development Evaluation." EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2009, March 23 - 25, 2009, Chicago.

Schaber, Patricia, Wilcox, Kimerly, Marsh, Lauren, and Whiteside, Aimee. "Creating a Hybrid Course from Scratch or… An Introduction to the Online Course Development Process." MERLOT Eighth International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2008.

Minenko, A.G., Marsh, L., & Wilcox, K.J. "Web-Based Self Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam: Redesigning For Higher Order Learning." 2008 Department of Medicine Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2008.

Minenko, A.G., Marsh, L., & Wilcox, K.J. "Web-Based Self Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam: Redesigning For Higher Order Learning." 2008 Academic Health Center Best Practices Institute, Minneapolis, MN, May 2008.

Marsh, Lauren, & Wilcox, Kimerly J. "Back to Basics: Redesigning a Faculty Development Program Around the Principles of Good Instructional Design." 27th International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH, November 2007.

Wilcox, K.J. & Rubinyi, R.M. "From Boomer Educators to Net Gen Clients: Using Technology to Bridge the Gap." Invited talk. Annual Meeting, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, St. Paul, MN, September 2007.

Rufer, M.M., Wilcox, K., & Ferrington Jr., L.C. "Improving Volunteer Monitoring Identifications: An Aquatic Insect Online Verification System." Poster. 4th Annual International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Forum, Rainy River Community College, International Falls, MN, March 2007.