About Scholarly Teaching
CETL Scholarly Teaching promotes and advances research-based pedagogies for faculty and graduate student teachers in all delivery modalities (e.g. face-to-face, hybrid, online) that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success. Our programs empower all educators at KSU to pursue excellence in their teaching within a scholarly, evidence-based framework.
Scholarly Teaching Staff
Tris UtschigTris Utschig Director for Scholarly Teaching and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director for Scholarly Teaching and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Phone: (470) 578-6410
Location: House 3211
Dr. Utschig is dedicated to providing CETL services specifically addressing the scholarly teaching needs of KSU faculty. In this role he creates workshops; runs faculty learning communities and book/journal clubs; conducts classroom observations; and provides custom consulting services to colleges, departments, and individual faculty to leverage the learning sciences in bringing a scholarly approach to all aspects of the teaching and learning process. Tris brings significant expertise and consultation experience in choosing pedagogical techniques, performing course and learning activity design, assessing student learning outcomes, and conducting research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). As Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Tris also teaches courses for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Tris's experience with online teaching and learning:
- Facilitated many online webinars and workshops, beginning in 2013.
- Completed the Online Course Design Certification program through KSU CETL
- Serves as the professional development director for the Academy of Process Educators where he mentors other faculty across the nation to deliver high quality online workshops.
- Has experience as an online learner in two MOOCs and three year-long faculty self-growth learning communities.
Tris's focus areas
- Classroom assessment strategies
- Collaborative learning
- Learning activity design
- Process education (learning to learn)
- STEM pedagogy
Hillary SteinerHillary Steiner Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychological Science
Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychological Science
Phone: (470) 578-6147
Location: House 3211
Hillary Steiner, Ph.D., provides consulting services and workshops to colleges, departments, and individual faculty in the areas of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and the science of learning. She also facilitates the SoTL Scholars program, Faculty Learning Communities and SoTL Travel funds; chairs the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit; and serves on national and international SoTL committees. Hillary maintains the nationally recognized directories of SoTL conferences and journals, online SoTL resource pages, and the KSU-SoTL listserv. Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in first-year studies, introductory psychology, and educational psychology, in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats.
Hillary's Areas of Focus:
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- Cognitive and social-cognitive perspectives on learning as applied to higher education
- Interpretation of student course evaluation feedback
Linda StewartLinda Stewart Assistant Director for Graduate Student Support and Associate Professor of English
Assistant Director for Graduate Student Support and Associate Professor of English
Phone: (470) 578-6439
Location: House 3211 - 107
Linda S. Stewart is the CETL Assistant Director for Graduate Student Support and an Associate Professor in the Department of English. In accordance with CETL's mission to emphasize graduate student programming, the Assistant Director facilitates the professional development of graduate students as educators and future faculty who are preparing themselves for the academic job market. To that end, Linda is available for classroom observations and consultations, and she also conducts workshops and webinars to support graduate students. She teaches the one-credit GRAD 9001 College and University Teaching course, an 11-week course offered online. Along with the CETL team, she facilitates teaching-related orientations and events for graduate students who are currently teaching or who are interested in teaching in the future.
Linda's experience with online teaching and learning:
- Designed multiple online courses for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Eight years of teaching undergraduates and graduate students online
- Online Course Design certification
- Participant in online courses (MOOCs)
- Facilitator of conference presentations on improving online instruction
- Facilitator of multiple workshops and webinars on teaching and learning online
- Co-editor (with Laura Davis) of the book: "Teachers as Avatars: English Studies in the Digital Age."
Linda's areas of focus:
- Graduate Student Teaching
- Inclusive Teaching
- Contemplative Pedagogies
- Narrative Pedagogy & Storytelling
Mandy McGrewMandy McGrew Educational Specialist for Scholarly Teaching and Part-Time Instructor of American Studies
Educational Specialist for Scholarly Teaching and Part-Time Instructor of American Studies
Phone: (470) 578-6257
Location: House 3211 - 109
Mandy McGrew serves as the Educational Specialist for Scholarly Teaching, providing a wide variety of services rooted in evidence-based teaching practices and ascribing to the philosophy of learning-centered teaching. Mandy coordinates the CETL Consultation program which includes one-on-one confidential teaching consultations, face-to-face and online teaching observations, and student feedback focus groups. She also develops and facilitates face-to-face workshops and online webinars for KSU faculty wishing to advance their teaching. Mandy supports various institutional initiatives including the It's About Engagement initiative and creates custom workshops and programs for departments and colleges across campus. She also provides targeted programming and support to part-time faculty as the Director of the Teaching Academy for Part-time Faculty and CETL liaison to the Part-time Faculty Council. She also teaches American Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Valdosta State University. Mandy is dedicated to researching and promoting inclusion and equity in higher education.
Mandy's Areas of Focus:
- Teaching Consultations and Observations
- Inclusive pedagogies
- Learning-centered teaching
- Service-learning and community engagement
- Contingent and part-time faculty programs and services
Mandy's experience with online teaching and learning:
- Has taught online for the Interdisciplinary Studies Department since 2019
- Online Course Design certification
- Creator of three online CETL programs
- Four years experience in online learning environments as a participant
David GlassmeyerDavid Glassmeyer Faculty Fellow for Online Pedagogy
Faculty Fellow for Online Pedagogy
Phone: (470) 578-7867
Location: BEB 341
Dr. David Glassmeyer is an associate professor of mathematics education and currently serves as the CETL Faculty Fellow for Online Pedagogy. He teaches graduate-level mathematics and mathematics education courses within KSU's online M.Ed. and Ed.S. Secondary Education programs and has remotely mentored several doctoral students to completion. He aims to help teachers increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) integration and understanding for themselves and their students. As a mathematics education researcher, David focuses on examining and developing teachers' STEM content knowledge at the middle and secondary levels, specifically on teachers' reasoning of mathematics concepts, as well as best practices in online mathematics teacher education.
David's experience with online teaching and learning:
- Began teaching online in 2010 and since joining KSU has taught 43 online sections of courses totaling 129 credit hours
- Received the 2020 University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching
- Received the 2020 Bagwell College of Education Award for Teaching
- Published several works about online education, including:
-A practitioner-based essay in Engaged Student Learning: Essays on Best Practices in the University System of Georgia (Glassmeyer, upcoming)
-A chapter in the Handbook of Research on Online Pedagogical Models for Mathematics Teacher Education (Glassmeyer, 2020)
-Peer-reviewed articles on best practices in online education focusing on topics such as virtual community (Glassmeyer, Dibbs, & Jensen, 2011) and ethical online data collection (Glassmeyer & Dibbs, 2012)
-A chapter in Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education (Ku, Akarasriworn, Rice, Glassmeyer, Mendoza, & Hauk, 2011)
- Certified in Quality Matters and created three Quality Matters approved KSU courses (with a fourth in development)
Michelle HeadMichelle Head Faculty Fellow for Reflective Practice in Learning
Faculty Fellow for Reflective Practice in Learning
Phone: (470) 578-3677
Location: SC 433
Dr. Head provides faculty development workshops and one-on-one consultation to meet the learning goals related to reflection that are the main focus of the KSU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) known as the It's About Engagement! initiative. The content of these faculty development activities will be on infusing reflective practices throughout the curriculum, as well as developing a solid learning progression for students to develop as reflective learners while in their program of study. Michellle's background in Chemical Education research has allowed her to be well versed in learning sciences and current trends in STEM discipline-based education research. This has allowed her to effectively bridge research and practice as she consistently infuses reflective practices in her chemistry courses offered at KSU to provide students with a high-quality learning experience.
Michelle's experience with online teaching and learning:
- Most recently taught CHEM 1211L fully online using at-home labs
- Offered graduate-level chemistry/science content courses for students in the Ed.S./Ed.D. Secondary Education program at KSU.
- Delivered professional development of the NSF Noyce Scholars through an online professional learning community format.
- Scholarship of teaching and learning
- Learning-centered teaching
- Institutional and USG teaching and learning initiatives
- Course design, facilitation, and assessment
- Graduate student professional development
- Workshops, webinars, and book chats
- Custom services for academic units
- Consultations on teaching and learning practices
- Consultations on teaching-related grants and research projects
- Classroom observations and student focus groups
- Faculty learning communities
- Credit-bearing graduate course "College and University Teaching" GRAD 9001
- Orientations and intensive multi-day programs
- Online pedagogical resources
- Teaching journal and conference directories
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For more information on CETL Scholarly Teaching, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 470-578-6410.