Institute for Teaching and Learning

ITL Staff Information

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. A lawyer and professional mediator, Hoover has held various positions at the University and on several Akron community boards. After returning to UA in 1999 after three years at Purdue University, she has served as an adjunct professor of law and executive assistant for organizational development to UA President Dr. Luis M. Proenza, as well as vice president for talent development and human resources. Hoover holds a Ph.D. in urban studies and public affairs from The University of Akron and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law.

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



Loren Fekete

Graduate Assistant, Service-Learning  


Mailing address:

The University of Akron
Institute for Teaching and Learning
**It is important to include the zip plus 4**

 Physical location:

412 Leigh Hall (Main Office)
407 Leigh Hall (Dr. Beyerle)

 Email address:

Inquiries may be sent to:    itl@uakron.edu

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
Contact us
Send mail & deliveries to UA