Billie Bennett Franchini

Interim Director

In her ten years of work in ITLAL, Billie Franchini’s efforts in teaching development have focused on fostering student engagement, teaching writing, integrating technology in teaching, and building and sustaining effective active learning practices including Team-Based Learning (TBL). In addition, she has also worked with faculty and graduate students in broader career development, including documentation of teaching and professional practice; building leadership skills; and productively integrating research, teaching, and service. Dr. Franchini moved into faculty development after two years as a high school teacher and eleven years in the University classroom. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Georgia.