Erin Hagar, MA, MFA

Erin Hagar is a senior instructional designer who has worked in higher education for over 20 years. After teaching Spanish at American University, she held instructional design positions at the World Bank Institute, Montgomery College, and Johns Hopkins University before finding her home at UMB.

At UMB, she has supported the expansion of the Master of Science in Health Science degree as well as the launch of new programs such as the the Master of Science in Hospice and Palliative Care and the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics.

She is a member of the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy (PALLA) executive board, in which she helps design the curriculum for the PALLA fellows and provides input on faculty development activities for PA educators across the state. Her passions include helping faculty discover active learning strategies that work for their courses, designing authentic assessments that mirror the real-world application of knowledge, and the impact of the social and emotional environment on learning.

Erin Hagar, MA, MFA
Manager, Professional Development and Education