Aeron Haynie
Aeron Haynie

Aeron Haynie has been appointed director of the newly established Center for Teaching Excellence by Provost Chaouki Abdallah.  Haynie is currently an associate professor of English and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Dr. Haynie’s caliber joining the University of New Mexico in this new role,” Abdallah said. “Her arrival will be a key contribution to efforts to provide support and resources, as well as opportunities for professional growth, for our faculty and teaching assistants. We also see this as an essential part of a strategy to improve student success at UNM. We look forward to her joining our leadership team.”

Haynie’s leadership experience includes serving as the director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, directing the state-wide Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program, and previous service as the chair of the English department at UW-Green Bay. She also brings nearly 20 years of teaching experience at the college level to the position.

Winner of numerous teaching awards, Haynie is the co-editor of two books on teaching and learning: “Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind” and the second volume, “Exploring More Signature Pedagogies.” Her research interests include 19th century British literature, literary criticism, and popular culture. She also publishes and presents papers in Victorian literature, critical pedagogy, popular culture, and gender studies.

"I am delighted to be joining UNM.” Haynie said. “I am looking forward to working collaboratively across campus to support teaching excellence among faculty and graduate students."

The mission of the new center is to develop, support, and promote active and engaged learning practices at UNM that improve learning outcomes, retention, and persistence in a manner consistent with University goals. The Center is designed to support excellence in teaching through all forms of instruction and mentoring, including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and other emerging methods.

Questions and/or comments should be directed to Associate Provost for Curriculum Greg Heileman, at

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