Dr Richard Gale is the Provost and Vice President-Academic of Capilano University, British Columbia, and an expert on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and Integrative Learning. From 2002 to 2007, he served as senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. At Carnegie, he was Director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Higher Education Program and also one of the principal architects of the National Integrative Learning Project (ILP). After Carnegie, Dr Gale spent five years at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, first in the capacity of visiting scholar, and then as the founding director of Mount Royal’s Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and tenured full professor in the Department of General Education, before moving on to lead academic operations at Capilano.
Over his career he has taught courses in theatre history and theory, playwriting and critical pedagogy, American history and general education. He holds a PhD in Theatre History from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Arts in Drama from San Jose State University.