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Stephen Biscotte, Director of General Education

Stephen Biscotte, PhD

Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education
104 Burruss Hall (0717)
Phone: 540-231-4451

As Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech, Dr. Stephen Biscotte provides leadership for the Pathways to General Education and First-Year Experiences program as well as oversees communication and program evaluation and data analysis efforts across the unit of Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Biscotte's general education relevant scholarship, particularly focused on the non-STEM student experience in STEM general education courses, has appeared in The Journal of General Education and IUPUI's Trends in Assessment. He has given keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions as well as facilitated workshops on such gen ed related topics as innovative structures, university reform efforts, and program evaluation both locally and nationally. Dr. Biscotte also serves on the council of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) and as Co-PI on an NSF Cultivating Cultures of Ethics in STEM Grant.

Prior to his role at Virginia Tech, for 10 years Biscotte taught high school courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, and physical science in Roanoke, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina. Biscotte received a bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University. He received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Psychology, both from Virginia Tech.