“Unbounded Spaces: Designing Learning Spaces With the Rights of the Learner in Mind”

Keynote Speaker: Robert Talbert

Professor of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University and
Scholar-in-Residence, Steelcase Inc.

Robert Talbert is Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan USA. He holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. Robert received the Pew Teaching with Technology Award from GVSU in 2015 and was GVSU’s candidate for Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2015.

Originally trained as a pure mathematician with a specialty in algebraic topology, Robert’s current scholarly work is in the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially active learning and flipped learning design. He is the author of “Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty” published in 2017 by Stylus Publications. He is on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year as a Scholar-in-Residence with Steelcase Inc., working with Steelcase Education and the Workspace Futures group on research in active learning.

Robert lives with his wife and three children in Allendale, Michigan.