Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer in First-Year Seminar and the Universal Design for Learning Coordinator for the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University, USA. Her background is in Art History, and she previously taught at the State University of New York at Oneonta and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute before joining the Art Department at Appalachian State University. She moved into her position in First-Year Seminar in 2014 and served as a Faculty Fellow before becoming the UDL Coordinator in the Center for Academic Excellence.
Lillian’s work as the UDL Coordinator includes faculty workshops, Course Redesign Institutes, working with the Intercultural Teaching and Learning Fellows and Inclusive Excellence team. She also hosts the ThinkUDL podcast where she interviews UDL advocates and implementers from all over the world who are making a difference in post-secondary contexts. Lillian is also a sought-after speaker at conferences and universities and has presented about UDL practices at SXSW-EDU in Austin, TX, at Lilly Asia: Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong, and CAST’s UDL Symposium: Empowering Learners at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, as well as in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and Greece.