Institute for Teaching and Learning
Becky Hoover 2013

Dr. Becky J. Hoover

Associate Provost
Talent Development

Biographical sketch

Dr. Becky Hoover is the Associate Provost for Talent Development at The University of Akron.  She provides leadership for the Institute of Teaching and Learning and campus-wide talent/leadership development initiatives.  Prior to this position, her administrative roles at the University have included Vice President for Human Resources and Talent Development and Executive Assistant to the President for Organizational Development.  Her teaching experiences include courses in Employment Mediation, Women and the Law, Labor-Management Relations, Women’s Studies/Individual Studies, and Campus-Community leadership development. On behalf of the University, she received the American Psychological Association and Ohio Psychological Association “Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award.”

In addition to her higher education administrative experience, Dr. Hoover is also a lawyer and mediator. She has her Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from The University of Akron; her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University, College of Law; a BA. in History with University Honors from Kent State University.

Dr. Theresa Beyerle

Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle

Associate Director, ITL                   Service Learning                            330-972-2154


Biographical sketch

Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle, associate director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, has recently returned to The University of Akron to oversee and coordinate service-learning and undergraduate research.

Beyerle earned her bachelor’s in English from UA, a master’s in teaching from Kent State, a master’s in social administration from CWRU, and a Ph.D. in public administration and urban studies from UA.

Beyerle brings more than 20 years of active involvement in the Akron community with an emphasis in the nonprofit and social service sectors. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for University Park Alliance from 2005-07, Beyerle developed projects between the University and various schools and other nonprofit organizations involving numerous service-learning projects for UA students.

She has been actively involved across campus, including participating in the Academic Leadership Forum, Make a Difference Day, Engagement Council, ITL service-learning research team and other groups. Off campus, she has volunteered with the Rubber City Roller Girls, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, Mature Services and others. She has also served on the boards of the YWCA of Summit County, Project LEARN, Coming Together Project, Women’s History Project, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, and Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio. In addition, she is a graduate of Leadership Akron, and has earned many awards for her service to the community.

ITL Support Staff

Stefanie Shatrich

Administrative Assistant Senior


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