Chicago State University

CTRE Staff


Nancy C. Grim Hunter, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Center for Teaching and Research Excellence and Assistant Dean of Assessment at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
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Dr. Grim Hunter received her B.S. Chemistry from Ohio University (1993), M.S. Chemistry (Physical Organic and Education) from Miami University of Ohio (1996), and Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction (Science Education) from University of Illinois at Chicago (2007).

Prior to serving in the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Grim Hunter was faculty in both the College of Arts & Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and the College of Education in the Elementary and Middle School Programs, where she holds the rank of Professor and has earned tenure. As the former Associate Dean in the College of Education, Dr. Grim Hunter led the Colleges of Education and Arts & Sciences through many accreditation and approval site visits. The Higher Learning Commission and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education cited her work in assessment and accreditation as exemplary models. Dr. Grim Hunter has earned numerous teaching awards including the CSU Faculty Excellence Award in Research and in Teaching, the CSU College of Education Distinguished Educator Award, and the National Science Teachers Association Super Key Leader Award.

She has been the principal investigator / co-PI on numerous grant projects including the CSU Teacher Quality Enhancement Middle School Project. In addition, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Grim Hunter is an ordained clergy member in the United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference.

In the Center for Teaching and Research Excellence (CTRE), Dr. Grim Hunter will be a dynamic partner in the teaching and learning process at Chicago State University by developing user-centered services that foster academic excellence for faculty and student success and creating spaces where positive and transformational academic experience can occur.

The CTRE is a unit within Library and Instruction Services whose primary responsibility is faculty development.