Dr. Anthony Ciccone

Dr. Anthony A. Ciccone

Director of CIPD (1981-3; 1988-2014)

Anthony (Tony) Ciccone (Ph.D. SUNY/Buffalo) is professor of French and former director of the Center for Instructional and Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As Director, Tony determined CIPD priorities and works closely with programs, departments, schools and colleges, and the Provost’s Office to support initiatives in teaching and learning.

Tony has served as CIPD’s founding director (1981-83) and has led CIPD since 1988. With Associate Provost Devendra Venugopalan, he determines the nature and extent of CIPD programming for faculty, teaching academic staff, and graduate teaching assistants.

At UWM, Tony has played important roles in general education reform, course and program assessment, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has taught courses from beginning French through graduate seminars in literature and second language teaching. He especially enjoys working with new and experienced faculty on student reflection and self-awareness.

Tony is past Senior Scholar and Director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). He has presented the scholarship of teaching and learning nationally and internationally, most recently at the 8th London SoTL conference, the 4th Threshold Concepts Conference in Dublin, and the North-West University of South Africa. He has provided book chapters on doing SoTL work at the institutional level, and published his own SoTL research on student reflection. With Pat Hutchings and Mary Huber, he has co-authored The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Impact and Integration (2011). Tony is past Director of the Wisconsin Teaching Scholars program, recipient of a Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence. He has received an AMOCO Award for Teaching Excellence and the French Teacher of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Tony has also authored a book and several articles on Molière, and two French language textbooks. Currently, he teaches a Freshman Seminar, What’s so Funny? Historical and Contemporary Notions of Comedy and Laughter.

Dr. Anthony A. Ciccone