Dorothe Bach

Associate Director & Associate Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence


Hotel D, 24 East Range

Office Hours:

By Appointment

  • University of Virginia, Ph.D. 2003
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, M.A. 1995

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Bach, D., Weiss, P., Inkelas, K.K. & Riewerts, K. (forthcoming). Introducing and Assessing Learning-Focused Course Design at Bielefeld University, Germany, and the University of Virginia, USA. Die Hochschullehre: Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Studium und Lehre.

Bach, D. & Cook-Sather, A. (2016) Open Space: Nurturing Reflection, Dialogue, and Radical Listening in Higher Education. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 27(2), 97-116.

Bach, D. & Alexander, J. (2015). Contemplative Approaches to Reading and Writing: Cultivating Choice, Connectedness, and Wholeheartedness in the Critical Humanities. Journal for Contemplative Inquiry (pp. 17-36)

Palmer, M. S., Bach, D., & Streifer, A. C. (2014). Measuring the Promise: A Learning-Focused Syllabus Rubric. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 33 (1), 14-36. Translated and published in the 3rd edition of the Japanese magazine Shutaiteki Manabi (Active Learning) in 2016.

Alexander, J. & Bach, D. (2013). Creating Classroom Community with Reflective Blogs. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 9 (2), 17-29.

Lee, V., Bach D., & Muthiah, R. (2012). An Exploration of the Spiritual Roots of the Mid-Career Faculty. Experience. To Improve the Academy, 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 69-85.

Bach, D. (2011). Using Scholarly Online Communities to Empower Students. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 22(2), 5-29.

Alexander, J. & Bach, D. (2011) Reading and Joy. Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11, 2011.) Letter to the editor.

Bach, D. & Sorcinelli, M.D. (2010). Assessing Early Career Faculty Programs: The Case for ‘Excellence in Diversity.’ To Improve the Academy. Vol. 28. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 310-326.

Bach, D. (2009). Using Course Portfolios to Promote Self-Reflection and Intentional Learning. In: Zubizaretta, J. The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning (2nd edition), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 75-84, 321-324.

Bach, D., Barnett, M., Fuentes J., & Frey, S. (2006). Promoting Intellectual Community and Professional Growth for a Diverse Faculty: The Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia. To Improve the Academy, 24. Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing, 166-183.

Book Reviews

Baugher, J. E., & Bach, D. (2015). Contemplative practices in higher education: powerful methods to transform teaching and learning. International Journal for Academic Development, 1-4.

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Nominee for Casteen Award John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award  (2015)
  • POD Network Innovation Award Winner with  M. Palmer and A. Streifer (Measuring the Promise: A Valid and Reliable Syllabus Rubric, 2014)
  • University of Virginia Z Society Award (2013)
  • University of Virginia Seven Society Award in recognition for “devotion to the academic life of the University” and for opening “the hearts and minds of students" (2012)

Faculty List

Manuela Achilles

Associate Professor of German and History & Director of the Center for German Studies; Director of German Undergraduate Programs.

Dorothe Bach

Associate Director & Associate Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence

Benjamin Bennett

William R Kenan, Jr, Professor of German

Thomas W. Best

Professor Emeritus

Beth Bjorklund

Professor Emeritus

Paul Dobryden

Assistant Professor

Robin Ellis

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer

Gabriel Finder

General Faculty, Associate Professor and Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies

Jeffrey Grossman

Associate Professor and Chair

Janette Hudson

Professor Emeritus

William E. Jackson

Associate Professor Emeritus

Volker Kaiser

Associate Professor

William Little

Professor of German and Music Emeritus

Lorna Martens

Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Cora Schenberg

Assistant Professor

Marcel Schmid

Assistant Professor

Rebekah Slodounik

Assistant Professor

Walter Sokel

Professor Emeritus (Deceased 2/2014)

Gordon Stewart

Professor Emeritus

Renate Voris

Professor Emeritus

Chad Wellmon

Associate Professor