PhD Michigan State University: Teacher Education
Stacey Pylman is an assistant professor in OMERAD. She leads faculty development and engages in instructional coaching for teaching faculty. She works directly with community and CHM faculty on teaching and learning projects that focus on teaching effectiveness and promoting UME and GME student learning. Pylman is also editor of OMERAD’s Vital Signs eNewsletter.
Pylman began her career working with and researching classroom teachers mentoring beginning teachers. Results of her research on teacher mentoring have been published in the Journal of Teacher Education, The New Educator, and Phi Delta Kappan. Pylman is currently involved in research projects on clinician educator professional identity, effective teaching in medical education small groups, and instructional coaching across content areas. Pylman co-leads the Medical Educator – Excellence in Teaching (MEET) Certificate Program with Dr. Amy Guenther. This program supports CHM faculty teaching in the Shared Discovery Curriculum as they engage in teaching practice action research while exploring attributes of high quality, small-group instruction.
Areas of Interest
Pylman earned her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education in MSU’s College of Education. Her areas of interest include instructional coaching and teaching that promotes active learning. In addition to instructional coaching in CHM, Pylman also coaches faculty in other colleges within the university. In OMERAD, Pylman continues her work leading various faculty development sessions with the goal of improving effectiveness of teaching and learning in medical education.