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Kem Saichaie, Ph.D.

Director of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment and Interim Director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Office of Undergraduate Education, University of California, Davis


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Kem Saichaie (he/him) is the director of learning, teaching, and assessment in the Center for Educational Effectiveness at the University of California, Davis. He works with faculty and graduate students across disciplines to investigate and integrate evidence-based pedagogical practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning spaces. Kem has published in a number of venues including The Journal of Higher Education and PLOS ONE and is the co-author of the best-selling book, A Guide to Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms: History, Research, and Practice. Kem is the co-author (with Dr. Jeanette Ruiz) on a forthcoming book about The First Gen University and the Future of Higher Education (under contract with University of California Press). Kem is also a member of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Core Committee.