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Harry Brighouse

Harry Brighouse is Mildred Fish-Harnack Professor of Philosophy of Education, Professor of Philosophy, Carol Dickson-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He’s taught at Madison since 1992, and mainly teaches political philosophy and applied ethics; his signature course is a freshman seminar called Children, Marriage, and the Family which is part of the First Year

Brooke Worland

Brooke Worland

Expert Consultant for the following module: Developing Students’ Career-Ready Skills Worland is the Assistant Provost and Dean of Engaged Learning at Franklin College, where she leads the college’s efforts to promote student learning and success by creating and maintaining partnerships and opportunities for high-impact, relevant, career-focused coursework. While at Franklin, Worland has successfully integrated academic majors and professional development, working with all faculty departments to ensure that a four-year professional development sequence is included in 100% of academic programs. Worland has held several


Amer F. Ahmed

Ahmed is a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Pedagogy” Ahmed serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he currently teaches on the global implications of hip-hop, race, and spirituality. He is also a faculty member at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication. Previously, Ahmed served as Dean of Sophomores and Director of the Intercultural Center at Swarthmore College. Prior to Swarthmore, Ahmed was the Associate

Natasha Jankowski

Natasha Jankowski

Jankowski is a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “The Fractal Educator” Jankowski is a research professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses in higher education administration as well as assessment, accreditation, and accountability. She also serves as the Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Prior to NILOA, she served as a Research Assistant with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL). Jankowski earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Illinois

Jeremy Podany

Jeremy Podany

Expert Consultant for the following modules: Embedding Career Guidance Into Your Course Developing Students’ Career-Ready Skills Podany is also a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “Career Education Meets the Classroom, Curriculum, and Faculty” Podany is an innovation, leadership, and organization growth expert who has held nearly 40 unique leadership roles in the last 20 years, helping high-level leaders and leadership teams through multidimensional forward movement and change and creating systemic initiatives that positively influence career mobility. He has enjoyed a 17-year career

Jeffery Galle

Jeffery Galle

Galle is a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “Empowering Students Through Inquiry-Guided Learning”  Jeffery Galle serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the University System of Georgia (USG). Coming to the USG after 10 years with Emory’s Oxford College, he has led a number of faculty development initiatives, including the Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA), which a number of faculty from Georgia institutions have attended. He is the coauthor of How to Be a ‘HIP’ Campus:

Ken O'Donnell

Ken O’Donnell

O’Donnell is a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “The Fractal Educator” O’Donnell is the interim vice provost at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he was instrumental in helping refocus CSU on student success—not only as measured by graduation rates, but also by what it actually means to be an educated person pursuing higher education to meet one’s life goals. O’Donnell also formerly served as Senior Director of Student Engagement at the CSU Office of the Chancellor and Assistant Dean

Judith Boettcher

Judith Boettcher

Dr. Boettcher is an expert consultant for ACUE’s “Online Teaching Essentials” course. She is also a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice: “3 Ways to Enhance Your Online Instruction” Boettcher is a consultant at Designing for Learning and the author of many seminal books, features, and columns in higher education magazines and journals. Most notably, she coauthored The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (2010, 2016) and Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web (1999, 2004). Boettcher is

Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Dr. Winkelmes’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Small Teaching Changes, Big Learning Benefits Winkelmes is the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Brandeis University and a Senior Fellow of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), where she served as a partner in the AAC&U’s LEAP project, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning. Previously, she served as director of faculty development at UNLV and is the founder and principal investigator of Winkelmes has held senior leadership roles in

Jerome Williams

Dr. Williams is Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of Rutgers University-Newark. He is also a Distinguished Professor and the Prudential Chair in Business (Marketing Department), and Fellow of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (Management and Global Business Department) in the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS). He formerly served as the RBS PhD Program Director. Prior to joining Rutgers, he held endowed chair positions at four different universities, including the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor

Dannelle Stevens

Dr. Stevens’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: The Most Important Audience in Writing a Teaching Philosophy: You Stevens is a full professor at Portland State University. Her interest in rubrics and assessment comes from her desire to help faculty save time in grading and engage students in learning. She co-authored Introduction To Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning, that is in its second edition. She has also co-authored two

Edward Prather

Dr. Prather’s recent publications include: Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd Edition (Pearson 2012) Prather is an internationally recognized STEM educator and researcher. He directs one of the nation’s leading research, curriculum development, assessment, and professional development groups in STEM education, which specializes in studying teaching and learning issues in Astronomy, Physics, and Space Science. For more than 20 years, Prather has focused his scholarly efforts on conducting fundamental research on the improvement of STEM education. He is an award-winning teacher who has pioneered several

John Pollard

Dr. Pollard is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona and co-author of the Chemical Thinking curriculum and supporting e-book. Besides his interests in transforming the General Chemistry course at the university level, Pollard has expertise in the design and implementation of active engagement pedagogical approaches for small and large classrooms. He recently spearheaded the Collaborative Learning Space Project at the University of Arizona where traditional classrooms and library spaces are

Linda Nilson

Dr. Nilson’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Linda Nilson Talks Teaching and Learning With ACUE Linda Nilson: Leading the First Day of Class Change Magazine: “ACUE Makes the Link” Her recent publications include: Creating Engaging Discussions: Strategies for “Avoiding Crickets” in Any Size Classroom and Online (Stylus 2018) Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research (Jossey-Bass 2017) Nilson is Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. She has held leadership positions in

Saundra McGuire

Dr. McGuire’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Saundra McGuire: Strategies to Teach Students How to Learn Her recent publications include: • Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level (Stylus Publishing 2018) McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she formerly held the positions of Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry. Prior to joining LSU in August 1999,

Jay Howard

Dr. Howard’s recent publications include: Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online (Wiley 2015) First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology (Rowman & Littlefield 2011) Howard is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis where he teaches classes on Sociology. He is a Fellow of the P.A. Mack Center at Indiana University for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. Previously, Dr. Howard served as Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean, Assistant Dean

Barbara Frey

Dr. Frey is the Instructional Design Manager for Pitt Online where she provides support to instructional designers and faculty on a variety of teaching and learning topics. As a mentor and project manager, she has collaborated with faculty, instructional technologists, graphic designers, librarians, and videographers to develop dozens of online and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Frey has over 25 years of teaching experience from K-12 to higher education classrooms. She is co-author of the book, Distinctive Distance Education Design: Models

Derek Bruff

Dr. Bruff’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Connecting the Dots: Visual Learning in an Election Year Video: Derek Bruff Talks Visual Learning Tools Bruff is director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. As director, he oversees the Center’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. Seeking to foster a university culture that supports

Virginia Anderson

Dr. Anderson is Professor Emerita of the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University. She has served in a number of assessment activities around the globe, including consulting roles for the Society of Developmental Biologists Boot Camp in Seattle, Washington and the Asian University of Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh as well as a Co-leader role for The Teaching Professor (Magna, Inc.). Anderson has also served as an Evaluator for the Miami Dade College IA Branch STEM OASIS grant, the CoSMic

Stephen Brookfield

Dr. Brookfield’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Delivering an Effective College Lecture Through a Student’s Lens Stephen Brookfield’s Advice on Teaching From the Back Row His recent publications include: Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism (Jossey-Bass 2018, forthcoming) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, 2nd Edition (Jossey-Bass 2017) The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking (Jossey-Bass 2016) Brookfield holds the John Ireland Endowed Chair at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota where he won the university’s Diversity Leadership Teaching

José Bowen

Dr. Bowen’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: José Bowen: Using Feedback From Students to Improve Your Teaching Change Magazine: “ACUE Makes the Link” His recent publications include: Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Jossey-Bass 2017) Bowen is the 11th President of Goucher College. He began his teaching career at Stanford University in 1982 as the Director of Jazz Ensembles. In 1994, he became the Founding Director of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

Phyllis Blumberg

Dr. Blumberg teaches courses in Social Sciences and Education at the University of the Sciences for all years from first year through graduate level. She works with instructors in the Sciences as a faculty developer, a position she has held for over 30 thirty years. Her work in this regard has brought her to five universities in the United States and Canada to work with faculty on a one-on-one basis to help them change their teaching to improve the outcomes of

Elizabeth Barkley

Dr. Barkley’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: The Importance of Checking for Student Understanding Her recent publications include: Interactive Lecturing: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass 2018) Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass 2016) Barkley is a Professor of Music at Foothill College, Los Altos, California and Executive Director of the K. Patricia Cross Academy, a non-profit online platform that provides college faculty with access to free instructional modules that focus on improving college-level teaching and learning. In addition to

Trudy Banta

Dr. Banta is Professor of Higher Education and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Considered a pioneer in outcomes assessment in higher education, Banta has received ten national awards for her work in this field. Before moving to IUPUI in 1992, Banta was the founding director the Center for Assessment Research and Development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Banta has developed and coordinated 30 national conferences and 15

Karla Baehr

Dr. Baehr has most recently served at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) where she led the team to design, develop, and launch the Department’s model system for educator evaluation. The model includes rubrics and protocols for evaluating teachers and administrators, and implementation guides for districts and schools. She was the Deputy Commissioner of Accountability, Assistance, and Partnership at DESE where she articulated key components of the state’s successful Race to the Top application, deepened engagement with

Thomas Angelo

Dr. Angelo’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include: Tom Angelo Discusses Effective Teaching Practices With ACUE Techniques to Help Underprepared Students Learn More Angelo is a clinical professor of Educational Innovation and Research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education as well as the director of Educator Development at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy where he develops workshops and other resources to support the school’s PharmD curriculum. Angelo also collaborates on

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