Dr. Gabriele Wienhausen is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Cell & Developmental Biology Section at UC San Diego. She has a long and sustained professional history in developing, guiding, and implementing complex administrative units and large-scale educational program, as well as a track record of education and leadership roles that have had a profound impact on undergraduate and graduate education at UC San Diego and beyond. In 2008, Dr. Wienhausen was selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institute of Health to be one of the 40 Vision and Change Leadership Fellows charged with leading a national effort to catalyze reform in undergraduate biology education. Most recently, Dr. Wienhausen served as the inaugural Faculty Director of the Teaching + Learning Commons. She was also a faculty founder and co-director of the Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Science Education jointly offered by UC San Diego and SDSU.
Dr. Wienhausen has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including both the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Associate Award.