Flower Darby

Flower Darby

Associate Director

Ellis Library 23B

Phone: 5738822677

Email: fdarby@missouri.edu


Flower Darby (she/her) celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all class formats to include, welcome, and support all students and to foster equitable learning outcomes for today’s new majority students. In her former roles as Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies and Director of Teaching for Student Success, Flower led efforts that support teaching excellence for equity and inclusion. Flower is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and author as well as adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University and Estrella Mountain Community College. She has taught in higher ed for over 25 years in a range of subjects including English, Technology, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. A seasoned face-to-face and online educator, Flower applies learning science across the disciplines and helps others do the same.

Through her publications and presentations, Flower has helped educators all over the world become more effective in their work. She’s the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and she’s a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her new book project is on emotion science and teaching with technology.