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Gillette, Meghan
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Iowa State University
1335 Palmer HDFS Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1054

University Profile

Program involvement
Youth Development - Instructor

Biography

Meghan Gillette is a lecturer and adjunct graduate faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University (ISU). She is also the advisor for ISU’s Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) Youth Development students.

Gillette teaches the following undergraduate courses: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Development and Guidance in Middle Childhood, Human Sexuality, and Individual and Family Life Development. She teaches the following graduate courses for the Great Plains IDEA Youth Development program: Foundations of Youth Development, Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research, and Community Youth Development.

In many of her courses, Gillette uses team-based learning (TBL) as a pedagogical strategy. She also co-chairs two faculty development groups focused around TBL:  ISU’s Team Based Learning Faculty Learning Community and the Team Based Learning Scholars group.  Gillette is involved with multiple research projects on the use of TBL in classes at ISU, and she researches how to improve TBL effectiveness.  She is pioneering the use of TBL in online courses with the goal of improving the online learning experience for students.

Education

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2014
M.A. in Anthropology, Iowa State University, 2010
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Northern Iowa, 2008