Education Program Specialist, University of Minnesota

Dr. Shi is an Education Program Specialist for the Center of Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota. He works with faculty, graduate students on evidence-based practice of and research on effective teaching and learning, specifically across the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Jeff received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan, where he was also a graduate student instructional consultant with their Center for Research on Teaching and Learning. His academic research focuses on macroevolution in modern bats, with a specific focus on how their spatial and morphological diversity intersect across the globe.


  • –present
    Education Program Specialist, University of Minnesota


  • 2018 
    University of Michigan, Ph.D.
  • 2011 
    Duke University, B.Sc.