Instructional Excellence Conference

About Dr. Lang

James M. Lang is Professor of Practice at the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Notre Dame, and an Emeritus Professor of English at Assumption University in Worcester, MA.  He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty. A sought-after speaker, he has given talks and workshops on teaching for faculty at more than three hundred colleges, universities, and schools in the U.S. and abroad, focused on topics such as the science of learning, distraction in the classroom, academic integrity, and navigating AI/ChatGPT.

Lang has consulted for the United Nations on the development of teaching materials in ethics and integrity for college faculty and is the recipient of a 2016 Fulbright Specialist Grant (Colombia). He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. 


Walker Center for Teaching and Learning

Walker Center for Teaching and Learning

Department Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm