Karie Huchting, CTE Director

Karie Huchting, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Educational Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. She previously served as associate director of the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice (2016-2021) in the School of Education and has been an LMU faculty member since 2005. She is well known as a champion for graduate students, including a strong commitment to research mentorship. Karie has co-authored a textbook on classroom assessment practices for educators, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters focusing on the preparation of socially just education leaders. She has been awarded grants from a Family Foundation and the Hilton Foundation, and she is a recent recipient of LMU’s Open and Affordable Textbook Initiative grant to support her co-authorship of an open-access research methods textbook for graduate students. In 2018, Karie was a Fulbright Specialist, working with faculty to develop research capacity and publication skills at an Islamic university in Indonesia.

Under Karie’s leadership, the CTE programming has expanded to align with LMU’s Strategic Plan to include a focus on antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion; universal design for learning; global-local opportunities; a Salon Series with Faculty Senate on interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to teaching; and active learning pedagogy. She also created and implemented the newly revised LMU Faculty Fellows program, providing faculty with internal grant money to showcase their expertise. To expand her support for all faculty, Karie successfully co-authored the Delphi application, earning Loyola Marymount University the award out of the Pullias Center at USC. Karie created the non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) Professional Development Program in the CTE to provide the Delphi Award funds to NTTF and part-time LMU faculty. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from LMU, a master’s degree in education from LMU, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University.




For an overview of CTE Events aligned with the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, please review this report of CTE events from 2021-2023.