Director of the Center for Student Learning; Professor, Behavioral Medicine; Course Director/Examiner of Medical Ethics
Vaughn Huckfeldt, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Student Learning, and had previously served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. He is committed to the mission of Saba, which is to provide the opportunity to all students to become practicing clinicians. He sees the strength of the school in its small size, helpful atmosphere, and personal connections. He is focused on helping students succeed and grow both academically and personally so that they can excel in caring for their future patients.
He has published on topics in ethics and pedagogy, including applications in the ethics of human subjects research. His primary area of research has been the intersection of prudential and ethical reasons for action. He has presented at local and national conferences, in addition to organizing conferences and symposia.
Dr. Huckfeldt has been recognized as an excellent teacher at multiple institutions, and has worked to redevelop curricula and design course pedagogy based on evidence-based best practices, as well as his decades of experience as a teacher. He believes that the best teaching should excite students about material, and should focus on developing a conceptual understanding that can be applied through activities such as analysis of cases.
Dr. Huckfeldt has lived on Saba for many years, and he enjoys the people of the island, hiking through Saba’s beautiful hills and trails, and diving its beautiful coral reefs.
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