New faculty spotlight: Faye Haggar

June 30, 2017

Image with caption: Faye Haggar

Faye Haggar

Faye Haggar, Ed.S., is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Faye Haggar
  • Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Title and department at UNMC: Instructional designer and instructor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology

Research interests:
Digital learning and educational technology within undergraduate medical education/graduate medical education (UME/GME), instructional design, scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty development

How I fell in love with educational technology:
I'm a technology nerd with a love for learning, hence my passion for educational technology. As a classroom teacher, I wanted to make learning meaningful, fun and engaging, so I started integrating innovative teaching practices and tools into lessons. I had a very positive experience and was able to see firsthand the lasting impact this type of learning had on my students. This led me to pursue my master's degree, which had an emphasis on educational technology.

I love sharing this passion with others and found my calling (so to say) in advancing teaching and learning in higher education through educational technology and innovation. I'm excited to join the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology and support its educational mission.


  • Ed.S., Educational Administration, University of South Dakota
  • M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Black Hills State University
  • B.S., Education, Black Hills State University


  • UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators
  • Association of Anesthesiology Program Administrators/Educators
  • AAMC Group on Information Resources, Education Technology
  • AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association

Three things you don't know about me:

  • I am nearing completion of a doctoral program in educational administration from the University of South Dakota.
  • I've been volunteering with the same nonprofit organization for over 15 years: Black Hills Ski for Light. I assist/guide visually impaired and mobility impaired individuals in downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • I love to sew and quilt.

Todd Ashmore
July 17, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Yeah! Go Faye!

June 30, 2017 at 9:13 AM