Meghan L. Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Meghan L. Cook


Meghan L. Cook is the assistant director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. She works with the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence to support the development of courses and implementation of instructional practices that promote inclusive excellence in teaching and learning.

I am passionate about nurturing a feeling of belonging for both students and faculty so everyone can learn and grow in a safe environment. I am privileged to work with and learn from the community at PNW.

Select Publications

Lewis, B., Torrence, M., Taylor, T. & Cook, M.L. (2022). Mentoring, Diversity, and Retention in Academic Libraries. In Lym, B. and Lee, C. (Eds.), Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries. Chicago: Association of Research Libraries.


Sheffield, S.L., Cook, M.L., Ricchezza, V.J., Rocabado, G.A., & Akiwumi, F.A. (2021). Perceptions of scientists held by US students can be broadened through inclusive classroom interventions. Communications Earth & Environment. 2, 83. 


Smith, D., Cook, M.L., & Torrence, M. (2020). Making Disciplinary Research Audible: The Academic Library as Podcaster. Information Technology and Libraries, 39(3). 

Meghan L. Cook


(219) 989-2475

Office Location:

Hammond – Gyte 140


Ph.D. – Geology (specializing in Geoscience Education), University of South Florida

M.S. – Geology, University of South Florida

B.S. – Geology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Inclusive Course Design
  • Experiential Learning
  • Communities of Practice
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Inclusive STEM Teaching Project Certificate
  • Iris Moreno Totten Award
  • Chrysalis Scholarship
  • Safe Zone Ally Training
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
  • ACUE/ACE Certificate in Effective College Instruction