Kimberly Eby joined George Mason University in 1996 as the first tenure-track faculty member in the School of Integrative Studies (formerly New Century College), Mason's undergraduate Integrative Studies program; she is also a faculty member in Women and Gender Studies and affiliate of the Department of Psychology. In 2002, she was awarded the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award.
Her research and teaching interests are related to violence and gender and collaboration and community building in a variety of contexts, especially in interdisciplinary teaching and learning. She has written about faculty roles in interdisciplinary collaborative work; active and collaborative learning; pedagogical strategies in teaching about controversial and sensitive issues; and responding to the needs of domestic violence survivors.
Since joining the Office of Provost in 2007, her role has been to provide programming, consultation, and professional development support to Mason faculty members and graduate students, with an emphasis on teaching and learning. She collaborates with other campus leaders on institution-wide curricular, strategic planning, and leadership initiatives, including Mason's Students as Scholars program, the Learning Environments Group (LEG), and the Leadership Legacy Program developed by MasonLEADS.
Eby was a consultant for the National Learning Communities Project and continues to present at national meetings and consult with individual institutions on topics such as leading institutional curricular change, planning learning environments for active and engaged student learning, developing interdisciplinary curricula, faculty collaboration, working with student and faculty diversity, and other issues.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree from Indiana University.