Vanessa Preast earned a doctorate in education, with an emphasis on curriculum and instructional technology, from Iowa State University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from University of Florida.
Vanessa is passionate about excellence in teaching and learning within college environments so that all students and faculty have the best possible educational experiences.
Previously, she served as the director of distance education at Mercy College and digital accessibility and instructional specialist at Des Moines University. She also taught educational research methods and educational statistics at Iowa State University as a post-doctoral fellow.
Vanessa's areas of interest include assessment, faculty development, digital accessibility, and team-based learning.