VITAL (Visiting, Instructor, Temporary, Adjunct, Lecturer) Faculty Coordinator
Universal Design for Learning Coordinator
Center for Academic Excellence
Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer in First-Year Seminar and the Universal Design for Learning Coordinator for the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University. Her background is in Art History and she taught at the State University of New York at Oneonta and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, before coming to North Carolina. She also taught at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute before joining the Art Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She moved into her position in First Year Seminar in 2014 and served as a Faculty Fellow before becoming the UDL Coordinator in the Center for Academic Excellence.
Lillian’s FYS courses focus on Nazi looted art, art and peace studies, art dialogues across cultures (intercultural competence) and the intersection between art and religion. She incorporates the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into her classes and serves as the Inclusive Excellence Liaison for University College. Her teaching has been recognized by Appalachian State with the Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching, Non-Tenure Track (2017) and the Rennie W. Brantz Award for outstanding teaching in the First-Year Seminar (2019). She was also awarded the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Excellence in Teaching Award (2019).
Lillian’s work as the UDL Coordinator includes faculty workshops, Course Redesign Institutes, working with the Intercultural Teaching and Learning Fellows and Inclusive Excellence team. She also hosts the ThinkUDL podcast where she interviews UDL advocates and implementers from all over the world who are making a difference in post-secondary contexts. Lillian is a sought-after speaker at conferences and universities. She has presented about UDL practices at SXSW-EDU in Austin, TX, at Lilly Asia: Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong, and CAST’s UDL Symposium: Empowering Learners at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, as well as in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and Greece.