I offer both keynote lectures and interactive workshops that help faculty groups engage with the framework and applications of my forthcoming book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016).  Drawing on current research in cognitive theory, neuroscience, and motivational theory, the book helps faculty recognize how small changes to the ways in which they design courses, teach classes, and communicate with students can produce powerful new learning in their students.  These sessions introduce faculty groups to the theory and practice of small teaching, give them the opportunity to generate their own small teaching experiments and practices, and empower them to continue their development as teachers in the future.  Audience members leave with immediate and concrete plans for changes they can implement in their courses tomorrow, next week, or in future semesters. 

Since the publication of Cheating Lessons, I have also had the pleasure of giving keynotes or leading workshops on Academic Integrity with faculty at close to fifty conferences or campuses in the US and abroad.  International visits within the past two years have included stops at the American University of Armenia, King's Academy in Jordan, Koc University in Istanbul, the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and MacEwan University in Canada. I remain happy to speak to or meet with administrative, faculty, or student groups to discuss how they can best foster a climate of academic integrity on campus. 

As a part of my visit to any campus, I am happy to spend time observing, learning about, and offering recommendations for the enhancement and growth of faculty development programs or teaching centers.  


"Jim was the right speaker to ignite a pedagogical fire under my colleagues and me to begin a new academic year. His presentation at our Back-to-School faculty meeting resonated with part-time and full-time faculty, and comments confirmed that he was our most edifying speaker ever. Fisher College student-teacher experiences are better because of him."

Karen Meyer, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

Fisher College

"Jim did a great job weaving themes of his upcoming book into our two day faculty development workshop in a way that was meaningful to the diverse group of faculty who attended. The presentations were a great mix of introduction to topics and hands on work that allowed each of us to work on our courses with help from colleagues. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Faculty who had only scheduled to come in the mornings stayed all day."

Bill Wilkerson, Associate Professor


  1. How can one contact you regarding a possible speaking engagement or workshop? Thank you!

  2. E-mail is best; you can find the address here. https://www.assumption.edu/faculty-profile/james-lang