Ted Scholz



Ted Scholz

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer

  • Chief Academic Officer

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Ted Scholz joined The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 as the manager of adjunct faculty. He received a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Philosophy from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a Master's degree in Literature from DePaul University in Chicago and his PhD in Organizational Leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also a graduate of the Teaching Institute Fellowship Program at Robert Morris University. His areas of interest include faculty development and pedagogy, student support, organizational commitment, and organizational leadership.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. English University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
M.A. Literature DePaul University, Chicago IL
Ph.D. Organizational Leadership The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Board Secretary Chicago Area Faculty Development Network
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Volunteer Tutor Midtown Center Chicago
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Leadership
Organizational Psychology
Performance Appraisal
Training and Development
Career/Workplace Issues Employee Development
Employee Engagement
Employee Motivation
Performance Management
Title Location Date

Scholz, T. (August, 2013). Preparing Future Minority Faculty Using Distant Technology. 29th Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, WI.

Scholz, T. (April, 2012). Teaching the Millennial Generation: Myths and Realities. Chicago State Faculty Workshops, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T. (November, 2011) Seeds for Innovation: Blogging as a Form of Scholarship and Collegiality. Chicago Area Faculty Development Network Conference, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T. (October, 2009)A Teaching Apprenticeship Approach to Faculty Development.Poster Presentation, National Professional and Organizational Development Conference, Houston, TX.

Scholz, T. (July, 2009) Creating a Natural, Critical, Learning Environment: An introduction to Surface, Strategic and Deep Learning and the Ken Bain Approach to Teaching. Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T., Barret, T., Copeland, E., Marino, S., & Martyn, M. (May, 2011) What's Quality? Professional Education in the 21st Century. Annual Multi-Campus Integration Conference, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T. (May, 2011) Faculty Supporting Faculty: The Importance of a Strong Mentoring Program for Faculty Development. Annual Multi-Campus Integration Conference, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T., Bartlett, A., Johnson, R. (2002) Using your MA Degree Panel, MMLA Conference, Chicago, IL.

Scholz, T. (1999) Nat Turner: The Quintessential Other Paper, New Jersey College English Association Spring Conference, South Orange, NJ.

A Three Legged Stool Approach to Student Support WSCUC Annual ARC Conference April, 2014
Strategies for Developing Minority Faculty of the Future Annual Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning October October, 2014

Scholz, T. Eds. Brian Railsback and Michael J. Meyer.The John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. 2006.

Question and Answer
Please describe your teaching philosophy.

My teaching philosophy mirrors the advice my grandfather gave me about how to succeed in life after graduation. He said to me, "Ted, when you leave this auditorium, I want you to pay particular attention to what is written on the doors. On one side, it will say, 'push' and on the other side, it will say, 'pull'. If you want to get anything out of life, you are going to have to push and pull....and you know what, there is nothing wrong with that." I think that a professor's job is to 'push' and pull his or her students academically in the classroom. This comes not so much by giving them complex formulas or indecipherable material to digest but by providing them a base of knowledge and then urging them to find greater solutions. A teacher's job is to also 'push'and 'pull' his or her students as individuals, as people of character and responsibility. A good teacher can do this in a variety of ways. One way is by exposing students to cultural experiences around them, a method I use often to foster my students' awareness of the richness of the human experience. Lastly, a teacher's job is also to 'push' and 'pull' his or her students toward a specific, and clearly delineated goal. This comes with the 'nuts and bolts' part of teaching, in the hours of preparation and research that faculty spend before class, in the time going to conferences and keeping up to date in his or her field. Indeed, a student's vision of a learning goal is only as good as his or her teacher's.

What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?

Be patient and allow yourself time to adjust to Graduate School. Moreover, communicate with your professors when you are feeling confused or overwhelmed.

Professional Skills
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Organizational Leadership, Psychological Contract Theory, Assessment, Pedagogy, Writing and Communication, Academic Support, ,