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The UHCL Center for Faculty Development promotes and sustains a campus culture that values teaching, intellectual inquiry, scholarship and creative engagement. The Center is an incubator for knowledge creation and dissemination to develop the teaching, research and professional service skills for all UHCL faculty, across all disciplines at all levels and career stages. As the success of UHCL rests upon its faculty, professional development and and a passion for life-long learning are crucial components for institutional effectiveness. 

Dr. Robert Bartsch

Robert A. Bartsch, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Faculty Development, Professor of Psychology

Contact number: 281-283-3291
Email: bartsch@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2508

Robert Bartsch received his Ph.D. in social psychology in 1996. Then, he began working at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as an assistant professor. In 2001, he was hired and moved to the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He was promoted to professor in 2014. Since he joined UHCL he has served as convener to the Psychology Program, co-director of the University Teaching-Learning Enhancement Center, division chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences and interim associate dean for the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. Rob’s research mainly focuses on scholarship of teaching and learning. His hobbies include running and science fiction.

Cherie Devine

Cherie E. Devine
Senior Staff Assistant, Center for Faculty Development

Contact number: 281-283-3290
Email: devine@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2508

Cherie Devine received her degree in musical theatre in 2006. Then, she began working Division Operations Specialist in the Dean’s Office at Lone Star College-Atascocita Center. In 2017, she was hired as the Senior Staff Assistant at UHCL’s new Center for Faculty Development. She enjoys working at UHCL because she appreciates working with such a diverse and expert group of people. Cherie is currently earning her B.S. in human resource management. She also teaches Zumba in the Greater Houston Area. Her hobbies include spending time with family, singing, dancing, comedy, theatre and any type of exercise.