Title

Fifty-Plus Years As a Student-Centered Teacher: An Interview With Wilbert J. McKeachie

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1999

Abstract

Wilbert J. McKeachie is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His long academic career is distinguished by 7 honorary degrees, 27 regional or national honors, membership in 14 professional societies, 32 books, 117 book chapters, 84 research or scholarly articles, and 105 other articles. Additionally, he is the composer of 6 musical compositions and has sung (with his wife) in the First Baptist Church Choir since 1948. During his fast-pitch softball career (from 1933 to 1989), McKeachie pitched 35 no-hitters (in 1976 his pitching record was 22-0), with a winning pitching record of .750 and an lifetime batting average above .300. His book, Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers is in its 10th edition and has become a cherished resource by new and seasoned academics alike.