“I found out that one of the great things about Kirkwood is that everybody wants to help other people,” says Rich Underwood as the first featured Professional Development Fellow of 2015.  To access the transcript to Rich’s interview, please click here.

In this interview, Rich shares how he has seen many opportunities for professional and personal growth for himself, other faculty, and students.  He talks about his current opportunities as a Professional Development Fellow and as an Endowed Faculty Chair.  To get an idea of what an Endowed Faculty Chair is and what they accomplish, please take a look at least year’s booklet at http://www.kirkwood.edu/pdf/uploaded/956/endowed_faculty_chair.pdf.

As he stated in the interview, Rich’s Endowed Faculty Chair Award project is investigating how technology assists students with their basic communication skills.  If you are interested to learn more about his work, please contact Rich or KCELT about opportunities to learn more about integrating technology into your classroom.  If you have an idea to facilitate or co-facilitate a professional learning session about technology integration or any other subject, please fill out our facilitator proposal form at https://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=34496.

Rich UnderwoodRich Underwood is a full-time faculty member in the Arts and Humanities department and has been at Kirkwood since 1986.  His primary course responsibilities are Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Public Speaking.  He has also been a Professional Development Fellow since 2013.  He has been married since 1989 and has three grown children.

2 thoughts on “Opportunities for Growth Flourish at Kirkwood

  1. Great interview! I always enjoy listening to Rich as he describes his Kirkwood experience and his commitment to helping others. What a true and giving professional! He sees positive possibilities and the strengths within others. Rich’s mark on Kirkwood is one of great impact because he steps up as a lifelong learners.

  2. Al, I totally agree with you. Rich is a dedicated advocate for KCELT and we are fortunate to have him on our Team! I enjoy how much innovation he is happy to undertake to share and inspire others.

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