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Kimberly Eke

Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services at Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania

Greater Philadelphia Area
Higher Education
  1. University of Pennsylvania
  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  2. Magna Publications,
  3. Academic Impressions
  1. Michigan State University
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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services

– Present

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Kimberly Eke is the Director for Teaching, Research, and Learning Services at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As a member of the Penn Libraries’ senior management team, Kim works closely with other Directors and the Vice-Provost and Director of Libraries to set strategic directions for the Penn Libraries and to plan and assess new services, establish new programs and drive cutting edge initiatives that directly impact the teaching and learning continuum at Penn.

Before working at Penn, Kim was responsible for managing campus learning technologies, MOOC production, course design, and multimedia development at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to UNC, Kim served in a variety of roles including instructional designer, faculty developer, instructor, media developer, and project manager/designer of online courses.

Kim is currently an active member of the Sloan-C Faculty Development Advisory Board, the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI), and Leading Change community.

Specialties: learning management systems, online course design, faculty development, media production, educational technologies


Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services

University of Pennsylvania
– Present (10 months)Philadelphia

Responsible for the implementation and assessment of programs and services that enable scholarly research, support advancements in pedagogy and enhance the learning experience at Penn. This includes the oversight of seven departmental libraries, the campus learning management system and associated technologies, informal and formal learning spaces including Weigle Information Commons, Education Commons, and innovative classroom spaces housed in the libraries, and research and instructional services. Participates in the Libraries’ senior management team responsible for system-wide policy, planning and administration.

Director, Teaching and Learning Interactive

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1 year 7 months)

Interim AVC ITS Teaching and Learning

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(6 months)


Magna Publications
(1 month)Madison, Wisconsin Area

Senior Manager, Teaching and Learning Interactive

UNC-Chapel Hill
(6 years 4 months)


Academic Impressions
(3 years)

Senior Instructional Designer

Elon University
(2 years 8 months)

Instructional Designer

Penn State University
(4 years)

Project Lead, Virtual University

Michigan State University
(2 years 8 months)

Public Relations Associate

Taconic Resources, Inc.
(2 years 5 months)Albany, New York


Using clickstream recording to make learning visible(Link)

Magna Publications
November 2008

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once observed that "many fail to grasp what's right in the palm of their hand" (Von Oech 2003). For those of us straddling the fields of IT and education, we have new opportunities to measure learning—all around us. We only need to see them.

Much ado about usability(Link)

18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Proceedings. Madison, WI.
August 2002

Web site usability testing throughout the course development cycle saves time, reduces development costs, and ultimately results in a better learning experience for students. During 2001, a team of instructional designers, technologists, media specialists and administrators at the Penn State World Campus created a new course design template for online courses and then conducted a web site usability study to assess its new features. This paper describes the usability testing process and provides recommendations for enhancing the usability of online courses.



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  • Sakai
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Michigan State University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Resource Development

Dissertation title: The Efficacy of the World-wide Web in K-12 Environmental Education
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University, 1998.
Distinguished Graduate Service Award, Department of Resource Development, Michigan State University, 1996.
NSF Fellowship for Qualitative Research Field Methods, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia-Athens, 1995.
Taught undergraduate courses: Issues and Applications in Resource Development; and
Computer Technologies in the Workplace (designed new course for the university).

Activities and Societies: Phi Kappa Phi

Baylor University

Master's Degree, Environmental Studies

Eke, K. (team member, public education program design), Radon Assessment Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Studies, Baylor University, 1989

Saint Lawrence University

Bachelor's Degree, Environmental Studies/Sociology

Semester study abroad in Kenya, East Africa
Student leader, Adirondack/Appalachia Course (Environmental Studies course in NY and NC)

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