Our Director

Christine Kroll, assistant vice provost and director, Center for Educational Innovation.

Christine Kroll, PhD
Assistant vice provost and director of the Center for Educational Innovation
Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Communication

As director of CEI, Kroll is developing and leading a strategic plan that will build partnerships with university deans and faculty to positively impact student learning outcomes and transform CEI from an educational research center into an innovative teaching and learning center.

Before joining CEI, Kroll served as the assistant dean for online education in UB’s Graduate School of Education (GSE). Among the highlights of her tenure in GSE, Kroll developed the university’s first blended and fully online programs.

Kroll also holds multiple roles within the State University of New York (SUNY), including serving as a member of the Open SUNY Advisory Board, an institutional readiness assessor and a core community of practice team member and research fellow for the Center for Online Teaching Excellence. Additionally, Kroll co-founded the UB Online Learning Collaborative and is a member of both the Pennsylvania State University COACTIVE Learning Lab team and the Continuing Education Association.

A higher education professional with over twenty years of experience, Kroll holds a PhD in Communication from UB. Kroll’s research focuses on the optimization of pedagogy for self-regulated learning environments, specifically MOOCs (massive open online courses). As a result of her expertise, Kroll regularly presents at national conferences and is frequently invited to serve as a grant and proposal reviewer for national organizations.