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Ellen Lynch

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2150W EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Tel: 513-556-1621
Email: ellen.lynch@uc.edu

Dr. Ellen Lynch is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Faculty Director of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) at the University of Cincinnati. She received her doctorate in special education, with a focus in early childhood special education, from the University of Cincinnati. As Director of PBL she facilitates activities of the UC Problem-Based Learning Steering Committee which is comprised of faculty and administrators representing diverse disciplines, departments and colleges. Under her leadership, the PBL initiative has gained an international reputation as evidenced by requests for presentations and consultation from throughout the world. She was an integral part of the development of the UC Early Childhood Learning Community—the first associate degree in early childhood education offered in the United States to include both video and online components. She has been heavily involved in mentoring faculty new to the online environment and has conducted numerous workshops at state and local conferences related to the application of social constructivism to the virtual classroom. Dr. Lynch's current scholarly interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as well as the exploration of the nexus of social constructivism, technology and problem-based learning (PBL) in higher education. She is an editor for both Teaching and Learning Inquiry and  the Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse and is a member of the review board for The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning.

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