About Scholarly Teaching

CETL Scholarly Teaching promotes and advances research-based pedagogies for 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 Utschig

    Tris 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
    Email: tutschig@kennesaw.edu
    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 two year-long faculty self-growth learning communities.
  • Hillary Steiner

    Hillary 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
    Email: hsteiner@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3211

    Hillary Steiner, Ph.D., provides consulting services and workshops to campus-wide academic committees, colleges, departments, and individual faculty in the areas of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), the learning sciences, and evaluating teaching effectiveness. She also facilitates the SoTL Scholars program, Open-Theme Faculty Learning Communities and SoTL Travel funds; chairs the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit; and serves on national and international SoTL committees. Hillary maintains the nationally recognized directories of SoTL conferences and journals, and supports faculty in documenting teaching effectiveness and interpretation of student ratings of teaching for promotion and tenure. At KSU she has taught graduate courses in first-year studies and undergraduate first-year seminar, introductory psychology, and educational psychology courses.

    Hillary's Faculty Website

    Hillary's experience with online teaching and learning:

    • Taught online graduate courses (and one hybrid undergradute course) at UGA and KSU since 2004.
    • Was awarded the American Psychological Association Teaching Excellence award in the Adjunct Faculty division in 2012, while teaching solely online
    • Created an online Learning Communities Faculty development program for 76 faculty from across the country
    • Created a fully online SoTL Scholars program to support KSU faculty in their research on teaching and learning
  • Linda Stewart

    Linda 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
    Email: lstewar2@kennesaw.edu
    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:

    • Seven 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."
  • Mandy McGrew

    Mandy 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
    Email: alb1724@kennesaw.edu
    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. She provides support to institutional initiatives including Gateways to Completion and It's About Engagement, as well as creating custom workshops and programs for departments and colleges across campus. 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. Furthermore, she provides targeted support to part-time faculty - she is the Director for the Teaching Academy for Part-time Faculty and serves as a liaison to the Part-time Faculty Council. Mandy teaches American Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Valdosta State University.

    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 Glassmeyer

    David Glassmeyer Faculty Fellow for Online Pedagogy

    Faculty Fellow for Online Pedagogy

    Phone: (470) 578-7867
    Email: dglassme@kennesaw.edu
    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)

Support Areas

  • 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 scholarlyteaching@kennesaw.edu or by phone at 470-578-6410.