Spencer Willis

Spencer Willis

Associate Professor of Practice
Spencer Willis

As a member of the Educational Development team, Spencer designs and leads faculty workshops and mini-courses on active learning teaching practices, assisting faculty with preparing effective learning activities that optimize student learning outcomes. Additionally, he provides individual faculty consultations to analyze needs, determine goals and support their development as effective educators. He holds a joint appointment at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as a Lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences.

Courses Spencer teaches:

  • Active Learning with Interactive Videos - synchronous four (4) session workshop/four (4) day asynchronous mini-course
  • Teaching & Learning with Branching Scenarios - synchronous four (4) session workshop/four (4) day asynchronous online mini course
  • Getting Started with Flipped Learning - four (4) day asynchronous online mini course
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop - two-week asynchronous online workshop
  • IA 697b | Using Technology in Teaching - a workshop course on pedagogy and technology with guided, individually focused training and practice (16 weeks, 2 units credit).

Spencer began his career in academia as an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at Texas A&M University-Commerce, later relocating to Tucson to serve as Director of Online Programs and faculty advisor for the online MPH internship at MEZCOPH. His professional interests include college teaching and learning online and policy, systems, and environmental change.

“Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life.”  -  W.E.B. Du Bois


  • B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, Alcorn State University
  • M.A. Health Studies, University of Alabama
  • Dr.P.H. Behavioral Health Promotion and Education, Jackson State University