Conference Organizers


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    Hillary Steiner, Ph.D.

    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 Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University. She is active in the SoTL community at the local, national, and international level, serving as a University System of Georgia SoTL Fellows Mentor, Program Chair for ISSOTL19, and the founder and past chair of the SoTL Special Interest Group of the POD Network in Higher Education. She received the USG Board of Regents’ SoTL Award in 2017.

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      Jennifer Figueroa

      Operations Chair

      Jennifer Figueroa is the Acting 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 serves as webmaster for the SoTL Summit website, provides logistical support for proposal submisson and review, manages the registration process, and provides event management for both in-person and virtual conferences.

      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.