Speakers for this event have been selected to provide you with a diverse and in depth view of faculty development.

Catherine Haras

 Catherine Haras serves as the senior director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) at California State University, Los Angeles, where she is responsible for promoting faculty educational development through evidence-based teaching practice. CETL serves thousands of instructors each year. In 2019, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) commended the center as a “national model for faculty development”. Cat has directed CETL since 2011.

Cat will be presenting on: Leading Faculty in Challenging Times

Carl S. Moore

Dr. Moore is currently the Assistant Chief Academic Officer at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). He also serves as Certificate faculty in Temple University’s Teaching in Higher Education Certificate program, teaching faculty for USC’s Equity, and a workshop facilitator for the Online Learning Consortium. He is also frequently an invited speaker and consultant on inclusion, leadership, and faculty development and teaching and learning related topics.  He has a Doctorate in Urban Education from Temple University and a Masters of Arts from The Ohio State University in Higher Education Administration.

Carl will be speaking on: Collaborative Assessment for Institutional Change

Christopher Price

Christopher Price is the Academic Programs Manager for the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). At the CPD, Chris designs and implements professional development programs for faculty and staff both in and outside SUNY. He is an active member of the Professional and Organization Development (POD) Network serving as the 2018-19 Chair of the Professional Development Committee and Chair of the 2017 Institute for New Faculty Developers. Prior to his position the CPD, Chris was Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at The College at Brockport, State University of New York for 12 years.

Christopher will be speaking on: Finding the Right Partners for Center and Program Assessment

Darryl Yong

Darryl Yong is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He served as Founding Director of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning from 2016-18 and Associate Dean for Diversity at Harvey Mudd College from 2011-2016. His scholarly activities focus on the retention and professional development of secondary school mathematics teachers and improving undergraduate mathematics education. He is also passionate about broadening participation in STEM and helping institutions build capacity for increasing diversity and inclusion.

Darryl will be speaking on: Responding to Microagressions, Call-out Culture, and other Classroom

Emily Magruder

Dr. Emily Daniell Magruder is the director of the Institute for Teaching in Learning in the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor. In that capacity, she plans professional development to support Graduation Initiative 2025, which aims to increase four- and two-year graduation rates across the 23 CSU campus system, and she works closely with directors of teaching and learning centers to extend the reach and impact of faculty development.

Emily will be speaking on: What it Takes to Make Higher Ed Learner-Centered

Jennifer Imazeki

Dr. Jennifer Imazeki is a Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics with a passion for teaching and education at all levels. Since joining the faculty at San Diego State in 2000, she has taught a range of economics courses, from a 500-seat section of Principles of Microeconomics to data analysis and writing courses for economics majors. She has been a strong advocate for active learning, particularly using technology and team-based learning. Her contributions to the economics education community include several journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of teaching economics and she writes one of the few blogs focused on teaching economics. She has served as the Director of SDSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning since 2014 where she has worked to engage faculty in a scholarly approach to teaching. In July 2019, she also became the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Faculty Success, working with faculty across the campus to foster a culture of inclusive excellence and community in all aspects of faculty lives.

Jennifer will be speaking on: TBA

Kevin Gannon

Kevin Gannon is Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (a volume in the West Virginia University Press Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series), and also writes regularly for Vitae, a section of the Chronicle of Higher Education. His scholarly and faculty development work embrace critical pedagogies while examining issues like race, equity, and inclusion. An active member of POD, he is the former chair of the Small Colleges Special Interest Group.

Kevin will be speaking on: Introducing Faculty to Easy-to-Implement Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Kevin Yee

Kevin Yee is the Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining USF, he was a faculty developer at the University of Central Florida. He has also held instructor and visiting appointments at Duke University, University of Iowa, University of California-Irvine, and Pomona College. He earned his Ph.D. in German from the University of California-Irvine. 

Kevin will be speaking on: Recovering from Professional and Personal Disappointments

Kristen Venegas

Kristan Venegas, PhD is the LaFetra Endowed Professor of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne. She has over 15 years of experience in managing faculty, staff, and students and has served as a department chair at the University of Nevada, Reno and as program director, program lead, and assistant dean at the University of Southern California (USC). She was an American Council on Education Fellow and completed her fellowship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at USC, she served as the chair of her faculty council and on several subcommittees for the university-wide academic senate. She is a research associate for the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education and teaching associate for the Center for Learning Innovation at the University of La Verne. She recently completed Hispañas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute and serves as the Board President for the El Monte Promise Foundation. Her research focuses on college access and financial aid. She earned her BA, MS.Ed, and Phd from USC. 

Kristen will be speaking on: Collaborating with Faculty Senate, Promotion and Tenure, Curriculum Policies, and Other Faculty-driven Committees

Laura Pipe

Laura Pipe (she, her, hers) directs the Teaching Innovations Office at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her role, Laura implements pan-university faculty development initiatives and serves as a liaison for teaching and learning to campus. Throughout her career, Laura has developed a strong background in inclusive teaching and integrated learning that blends disciplinary practice with teaching and learning scholarship. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Learning Communities Research and Practice and is a Consulting Editor for the journal College Teaching. Laura completed her B.S. in Journalism (Texas Christian University), her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education (Syracuse University), and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (UNCG). Her scholarly and teaching interests focus on the construction and regulation of public and private space through examining action sports (bicycle motocross, skateboarding, stock car racing) and on Indigenous/Native physical activity and health in the United States and Canada. She is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and a member of the POD Core.

Laura will be speaking on: Indigenous Pedagogies for Community-Based Learning

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