Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. Richard G. Tiberius

Richard Tiberius has a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. He earned a B.Sc. in General Science in 1964, an MA in Psychology in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology in 1975, all at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Educational Development Office in the Department of Medical Education and holds the rank of professor in the department of medicine with a cross appointment to Psychiatry, at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He collaborates with medical faculty in designing and conducting educational research and faculty development activities. His scholarly work and consulting practice focus on the improvement of the teaching and learning process, especially the role of the teacher-student relationship in learning. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and books in US, Canadian, and British journals, and has conducted workshops and lectured throughout North America and Europe.

His written works include a book entitled Small group teaching: A trouble-shooting guide published in North America by the University of Toronto/OISE Press and in Europe by Kogan Page; several chapters in K. T. Brinko and R. J. Menges’ book Practically speaking: A sourcebook for instructional consultants in higher education (New Forums Press); and journal articles on various topics including the “Implications of the nature of “expertise” for teaching and faculty development,” (To Improve the Academy), “Metaphors underlying the improvement of teaching and learning” (The British Journal of Educational Technology) and “Alliances for change: A procedure for improving teaching through conversations with learners and partnerships with colleagues” (Journal of Staff, Program and Organization Development). He is a consulting editor for several journals.

Dr. Tiberius is currently completing a third edition of his book on small group teaching.