2023 Conference Organizers


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    Hillary Steiner

    Conference Chair

    Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University. As SoTL Summit conference chair, she is responsible for all aspects of the conference, including overall strategic planning, overseeing the proposal process, coordinating speakers and presenters, and ensuring a successful conference experience.

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      Christina Ujj

      Operations Chair

      Christina Ujj is the Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Kennesaw State University. As Conference Operations Chair, she provides logistical support for proposal submission and review, manages the registration process, and provides event management for both in-person and virtual conferences.


      • We are grateful for the assistance of these CETL student staff members:

        • Esra Sharif
        • Fadl Idriss
        • Michael Ware
      • Thank you to our fantastic session moderators:

        • Michele DiPietro
        • Tris Utschig
        • Linda Stewart
        • Rudy Aguilar
        • Laura Howard
        • Yvonne Earnshaw
        • Cristen Dutcher
        • Sylvia Bhattacharya
        • M. Lisa Hedenstrom
        • Amy Hillen
      • We greatly appreciate the contributions of our 2023 peer review panel:

        • Amanda Rosen, Naval War College
        • Amy Hillen, Kennesaw State University
        • Amy Lantinga, Northeastern University
        • Bill Anderson, Illinois State University
        • Bret Keeling, Northeastern University
        • Brian Hibbs, Dalton State College
        • Bronne  Dytoc, Kennesaw State University
        • Carmen Skaggs, Kennesaw State University
        • Caroline Hanson, Georgia Gwinnett College
        • Catherine Clinard, Dalton State College
        • Chelsea Robertson, West Liberty University
        • Cheryl  Clark, Georgia Gwinnett College
        • Chinasa Elue, Kennesaw State University
        • Christina Ujj, Kennesaw State University
        • Christopher Kilgore, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
        • Christopher Randall, Kennesaw State University
        • Cristen Dutcher, Kennesaw State University
        • Daniel Niederjohn, Kennesaw State University
        • Deborah Walker, Georgia Southern University
        • Diana Botnaru, Georgia Southern University
        • Diana Gregory, Kennesaw State University
        • Eileen Grodziak, Pennsylvania State University
        • Elizabeth Walker, Emory University
        • Emily Weigel, Georgia Institute of Technology
        • Eric Albrecht, Kennesaw State University
        • Erik Hofmeister, Auburn University
        • Hillary Steiner, Kennesaw State University
        • Jennifer Friberg, Illinois State University
        • Jennifer Randall, Dalton State College
        • Jody Langdon, Georgia Southern University
        • John Marinan, Georgia Gwinnett College
        • Julia Webster, University of North Carolina Asheville
        • Kate Schaab, Kennesaw State University
        • Kei Tomita, Kennesaw State University
        • Kimbel Westerson, Grand Canyon University
        • Linda Stewart, Kennesaw State University
        • M. Lisa Hedenstrom, Kennesaw State University
        • Mandy McGrew, Kennesaw State University
        • Merita Berisha, University of Prishtina
        • Min Zhong, Auburn University
        • Nick Murphy, Kennesaw State University
        • Paul Story, Kennesaw State University
        • Rachel Gurvitch, Georgia State University
        • Robert Anservitz, Georgia Gwinnett College
        • Sara Nasrollahian , University of Iowa
        • Stephanie Gutzler, Georgia State University
        • Tris Utschig, Kennesaw State University
        • Xiaolu Liu, Georgia State University

      About CETL

      The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Kennesaw State University supports the integrated professional development of KSU graduate students, full- and part-time faculty, and administrators throughout their careers. CETL offers programs and services rooted in learning science, process education, human development, organizational development, and assessment theory. They work to cultivate a data-driven, institutional-wide culture of progressive improvement in support of student success.

      As part of their professional development for faculty, CETL hosts multiple external conferences and events. In addition to hosting the SoTL Summit each year, CETL has hosted the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) conference, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference, the Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE), and the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology (SETOP) conference.