David Teachout, PhD

Associate Vice Provost of the UTLC
Professor of Music Education

David Teachout is the Associate Vice Provost of the University Teaching and Learning Commons and a professor of music education.  He co-authored The Journey from Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach (Routledge, 2014) and was co-principle investigator for a $374,000 National Science Foundation grant funded to develop interdisciplinary teaching modules for grades 2-5 that explore natural intersections between science and music.  He serves on the editorial review board for the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Research Issues in Music Education and on the national advisory board for Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education.  He is a past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) and served as symposium chair for SMTE from 2006 until 2015.

Expertise: Effective Course Design, Team-Based Learning

Jennifer Stephens, PhD

Associate Director of the UTLC
Director of the Residential Colleges Office

Jennifer Stephens directs the Residential Colleges Office and is the Director of the Teacher Education Fellows Program in the UTLC. She is also an Education Policy Fellow and serves on several editorial boards for international journals. She holds a B.A. in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Counseling from NCSU, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies from UNCG. Her research interests include school-university-community collaborations, culturally-responsive and critical place-based pedagogies, curriculum development and design, and innovative practices in teaching. Influencing her work with educators and students is a teaching philosophy that involves learning as a holistic endeavor that is reciprocal and extends beyond the classroom.

Area(s) of focus: Residential CollegesTeaching Education Fellows, Debra Turner Bailey Global Citizenship Lectures

Expertise: Curriculum Mapping, Culturally-Responsive Pedagogies, Critical Pedagogies, Community Collaborations

Laura M. Pipe, PhD

Associate Director of the UTLC
Director of the Teaching Innovations Office


Laura Pipe directs the Teaching Innovations Office overseeing campus-wide faculty and educational development programming. Laura aims to create academically enriched programs that promote integrated learning, teaching innovations and faculty collaboration. Laura completed her B.S. in Journalism (Texas Christian University), her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education (Syracuse University), and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (UNCG) with a PostBac in Teaching Sociology (UNCG). Her scholarly and teaching interests focus on a critical examination of action sports (bicycle motocross, skateboarding, stock car racing) through the conception, construction and consumption of space, and justice-forward pedagogy and teaching practice. Laura has a personal interest in indigenous pedagogy and is of Tuscarora descent. She serves as the faculty advisor for the UNCG Native American Student Association (NASA), and continues to advocate for Native students and the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in the curriculum.

Area(s) of Focus:  Teaching Innovations Office

Expertise: Applied/Problem-Based Learning, Collaborative Learning, Decolonizing Practice, Inclusive/Culturally-Responsive Teaching, Indigegogy (Indigenous Pedagogy), Integrated Learning 


Lee Phillips, PhD

Associate Director of the UTLC
Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office

Lee Phillips joined UNCG in August 2013 as Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office.  He has a strong commitment to student learning through faculty engagement, especially as it involves undergraduates in research and/or creative inquiry.  Lee earned the B.S. and M.S. in Geology from UNC Wilmington.  After a brief teaching interlude at Western State Colorado University, he attended the University of Iowa to earn the Ph.D. in Geoscience.  Lee helped develop the undergraduate research program at UNC Pembroke, where he was also an Associate Professor of Geology prior to joining UNCG.  He serves as a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Executive Board, an international faculty development organization.  He is also a member of the UNC System Undergraduate Research Program Directors Consortium.

Area(s) of focus: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity

Expertise: Research Skills and Competencies, Mentoring, Curricular re-design, Assignment Design

Sobi Saqib

Business Officer
Email: s_saqib@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.334.5068

Leslie Daniel

Technology Support Technician
Email: ljdaniel@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.334.3871


University Program Associate
Email: utlc@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.334.5980