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Michael Enz

Director of Professional Development

Michael Enz is the director of professional development. In this role, he helps foster the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learner-centered instruction, supports the scholarship of teaching and learning, and advocates for a learning environment that values educating the whole student.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he taught economics for 25 years in Oregon, Massachusetts, and Virginia. During this time, he earned teaching awards at the University of Oregon, Framingham State University, and Cengage’s Best in Class Award. His research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning and has several journal articles on implementing the science of learning.

Enz was raised in Oregon where he lived for 25 years. He completed a B.S. in Economics from the University of Puget Sound and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics with Fields of Study in Industrial Organization, Game Theory, and Applied Econometrics from the University of Oregon.