Mary Taylor Huber is a senior scholar with the Bay View Alliance, a network of research universities in the US and Canada exploring ways to strengthen departmental and institutional cultures of teaching and learning. She serves as a contributing editor at Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and as an editor of the book series on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the Indiana University Press. From 2006-2016, she also served as US editor for the journal Arts and Humanities in Higher Education.
A senior scholar emerita at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, she has directed the Cultures of Teaching project, as well as the Foundation’s roles in the Integrative Learning Project and the US Professors of the Year Award. She also served on the senior leadership teams for the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education.
A cultural anthropologist, Huber has been involved in research at the Carnegie Foundation since 1985, and has written widely on cultures of teaching in higher education. She is co-author of Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate (with Charles Glassick and Gene Maeroff, 1997). Recent books include Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (co-edited with Sherwyn Morreale, 2002), Balancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers (2004), The Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons (with Pat Hutchings (2005), and a special report on “The Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills” (2008), from Carnegie’s project on Strengthening Pre-Collegiate Education in Community Colleges. Her most recent book is The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact (with Pat Hutchings and Anthony Ciccone, 2011).
With degrees from Bucknell University (Sociology, BA) and the University of Pittsburgh (Anthropology, PhD), Mary Taylor Huber has also written about colonial culture in Papua New Guinea. Her books include The Bishops’ Progress: A Historical Ethnography of Catholic Missionary Experience on the Sepik Frontier (1988); Gendered Missions: Women and Men in Missionary Discourse and Practice (coedited with Nancy Lutkehaus, 1999); and Irony in Action: Anthropology, Practice, and the Moral Imagination (coedited with James Fernandez, 2001).
Contact: Mary Taylor Huber, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 51 Vista Lane, Stanford, CA 94305, Huber@carnegiefoundation.org