The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE) is a conference where part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty can present their original scholarship in a peer-reviewed, professional setting. SPACE also provides a venue for contingent faculty members to share what they are doing in the classroom and to connect with their contingent colleagues.
Associate Director for Teaching, Learning & Innovation
Delphi Center for Teaching & Learning
Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL)
University of Louisville
Marie Kendall Brown is Associate Director for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University. She joined UoL in 2009 after completing a 2-year postdoc at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan. In her current role, she directs the Delphi Center’s faculty professional development offerings which include conferences, multi-day institutes, workshop series, faculty learning communities (FLCs), reading groups, and instructional consultations.
Dr. Bown's area also offers the Part-Time Faculty Institute (PTFI), a yearlong community of practice that was founded in 2005 to meet the professional development needs of UofL’s adjunct faculty. Dr. Kendall Brown also oversees the day-to-day operations of the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL), which opened in 2016. She is co-PI on the Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware at Public Research Universities grant, sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). She has developed and led more than 75 presentations and workshops on a range of teaching and learning topics. She is the co-author of Adjunct Faculty Voices: Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education which was published in 2017 by Stylus.