Executive Director, Academics
Ms. Zantello provides faculty development, curriculum design, and facilitation expertise for ACUE. She serves as Faculty at the University of Phoenix and was the General Education Department Chair at Davenport University. As an avid advocate for faculty and a faculty member herself, Zantello’s passion lies in creating and delivering content and programs that assist higher education faculty to increase their students’ success while developing their own careers – a passion that led her to ACUE.
Zantello was the founder and Executive Director of TeamUP, a group of experienced educators committed to fostering faculty engagement through professional development, consulting, and the sharing of best practices (a part of Houghton Mifflin College Division and later, Cengage Learning). She has delivered numerous presentations and workshops across the country at national events, on college campuses, and online.
Zantello graduated from the University of Michigan where she earned a BA in English with a minor in Education. She also holds an MA in English and an MFA in Writing from Western Michigan University where she helped develop and deliver orientation programs for Teaching Assistants. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in working with first-year programs, developmental education, online learning, assessment, active learning strategies, technology, and curriculum design and redesign.