Garvey Pyke has been the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte since 2013. Garvey leads the Center in providing and supporting the enterprise level academic technologies and faculty professional development programs regarding high quality instruction, scholarly teaching, and distance learning. He has served as the President of the University of North Carolina Faculty Developers Consortium, a statewide group for all seventeen member campuses of the UNC system, to build strategic partnerships among multiple campuses. In addition, he has served on the steering committee for OLC Innovate and as track chair for OLC Accelerate and has presented multiple times at these and other conferences.
As an educator for over 20 years and having been with CTL since 2003, Garvey enjoys collaborating with faculty members and staff to design and develop programs which impact faculty satisfaction and lead to student success. His work involves the practical application of research methods and instructional systems design methods to various instructional projects at the UNC Charlotte, and he is an affiliate member of the Graduate School. He holds a doctorate from Indiana University's School of Education in Instructional Systems Technology and has taught at the university and K12 levels. He is also a graduate of OLC / Penn State University Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning as well as the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership Institute. He also holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in English from Tulane University.