Hillary Steiner, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.