Todd Zakrajsek

Associate Professor, Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Dr. Zakrajsek is an expert consultant for ACUE’s module

Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship Program.

In addition to his work at UNC providing resources for faculty on various topics related to teaching and learning, Zakrajsek serves on several educationally-related boards, such as the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching; International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Higher Education Teaching Learning Portal; Education Research Initiative (Lenovo Computer); Technology Enriched Instruction (Microsoft); and Communicating Science in K-12. He also serves a three-year term as an elected core committee member for the Professional Organizational Developers Network.

Zakrajsek’s current academic work and publications pertain to faculty development, effective instructional strategies, and student learning. His most recent books include The New Science of Learning (co-authored with Terry Doyle; Stylus; 2013) and Teaching for Learning (co-authored with Claire Major and Michael Harris, Routledge Publishing; 2015). He has been a visiting professor and delivered keynote addresses at approximately 250 campuses and teaching conferences.

Zakrajsek earned his BS in Psychology from Lake Superior State University. He holds an MS and a PhD from Ohio University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has been at UNC since 2008.