Carol Twigg, Ph.D. '78
Carol Twigg, Ph.D. '78, has been awarded the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education for 2003, for which she received $25,000 and a bronze sculpture.
The prize, conferred by the McGraw-Hill Companies, annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education in the U.S.
Since 1999, Twigg has served as the executive director of the Center for Academic Transformation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. The center, a resource for colleges and universities, provides leadership in new techniques for making dramatic changes in teaching and learning in higher education. Among its activities, the center manages an $8.8 million program in course redesign, initially supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Twigg has lectured extensively on the need to improve productivity in higher education. She is an authority on the process of engaging college faculty in the use of instructional technology, as well as the impact of telecommunications on higher education restructuring.
She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.