Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Dr. Chad Hershock, New Executive Director of the Eberly Center!

“Chad is well positioned to bring his experience and expertise to take Eberly to new heights!” – Marsha Lovett, Vice Provost of Teaching & Learning Innovation

Dear Carnegie Mellon faculty and instructor colleagues:

I am delighted to announce Dr. Chad Hershock has been named executive director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, effective immediately. In his new role, Dr. Hershock will direct the Eberly Center and its associated programs and services related to teaching consultation, technology-enhanced learning, and educational assessment. This is exciting news for the CMU community, and I look forward to seeing Dr. Hershock lead the Eberly Center in a way that not only maintains and expands its positive impact, but also creates new opportunities for enhancing education at CMU.

Dr. Hershock currently directs the Eberly Center’s faculty and graduate student programs as well as evidence-based teaching and DEIB initiatives. He has contributed significantly to the development of many signature Eberly Center programs, including the Early Course Feedback Service, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Instructor Orientation, CMU Teaching & Learning Summit, Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellowship Program, and Teaching as Research Institute. Throughout his work, Dr. Hershock has emphasized DEIB, whether infusing this core value into existing programs, creating new web-based resources, or leading the development of new workshops and special interest groups. He has also spent time as an instructor himself, designing and teaching two CMU courses: Evidence-Based Teaching in STEM for the Mellon College of Science and Global Ecological Issues and Controversies for the College of Engineering.

Dr. Hershock earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan (2002), where he was a postdoc and lecturer for several years. In 2005, he switched fields to science education and educational development, serving as an assistant director and coordinator of science, health science & instructional technology initiatives at the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. He joined CMU in 2013 as the Eberly Center’s director of faculty programs, providing consultations and programs for instructors across all of our schools and colleges. 

Outside of CMU, Dr. Hershock’s work has served the field of educational development through both scholarship and service. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and has presented at many conferences and other universities across the U.S. He is currently serving in his fourth year on the Executive Board of the Professional and Organizational Development Network, the national professional organization for educational development.

With his background of broad contributions and his history of success and impact at CMU, Chad is well positioned to take the Eberly Center to new heights. I’m excited to see that bright future unfold with Eberly under his leadership.

With this important role filled, I will focus on my duties as vice provost for teaching and learning innovation, where the Eberly Center and the new Online Education Unit will be synergistic parts of my portfolio. Judy Brooks will continue to lead design efforts in both of those units through her recently expanded role as director of design, technology-enhanced learning and online programs. 

Please join me in congratulating Chad and welcoming him into this new role!Warm regards,

Marsha C. Lovett, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning Innovation
Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University

See also the Eberly Center team…