Teaching and Learning Technology 2013

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Dr. Richard M. Felder
Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina State University

Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., is Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is coauthor of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (3rd  Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005), which has been used as the text for the introductory chemical engineering course by roughly 90% of American chemical engineering departments and at many international institutions for over three decades.  He has authored or coauthored over 300 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education and presented hundreds of seminars, workshops, and short courses in both categories to industrial and research institutions and universities throughout the United States and abroad.  Since 1991 he has co-directed the National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Dr. Felder received the B.Ch.E. degree from the City College of New York in 1962 and the Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1966.  He worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England) and Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the North Carolina State faculty in 1969.  His honors include the R.J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Extension, the AT&T Foundation Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, the Chemical Manufacturers Association National Catalyst Award, the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for innovation in engineering education, the AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award for contributions to Chemical Engineering Education, the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Lifetime Achievement Award for Pedagogical Scholarship, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (2010, first recipient), honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Illinois, and a number of national and regional awards for his publications on engineering education. Many of those publications can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/effective_teaching.

He was honored in June 2012 with the inaugural ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education.


Dr. John Hogan
Associate Professor of Geological Science and Engineering
Missouri S&T

John P. Hogan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Geosciences and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). He received his BS in Geology from the University of New Hampshire, and a MS and Ph.D. in Geology from Virginia Tech where he investigated the role of magmatism in the assembly and growth of continental crust during terrane accretion. Hogan enjoyed an extended stay at the University of Oklahoma as a postdoctoral fellowship researching the role of crustal magma traps in defining the shape of igneous intrusions in extensional tectonic settings. From there he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Missouri S&T (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla) and is now an Associate Professor responsible for an unusually large Structural Geology course (~200ish), a typical Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology course (~20ish), Director of the Geology and Geophysics Field Camp (two three week mapping courses), as well as teaching graduate level courses in structural geology and petrology.

He and several colleagues are involved in NSF funded research that includes investigating the role of reactivation of basement structures in the development of basin and dome structures “Desert Eyes” in the western desert of Egypt, the origin of incipient continental rifting in southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, etc.), and magma chamber dynamics in coastal Maine and the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma.

Dr. Hogan was previously an Associate Editor of JGR, has been co-leader/convener of several AGU and GSA symposia as well as GSA and NEIGC field trips, and is a GSA Fellow and Campus Rep. He has a keen interest in undergraduate research where students he has supervised have received several campus awards as well as awards from GSA and SGE for their research. He is the faculty advisor for the ETA chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (as well as a regional vice president) whose membership conducted workshops to understand tectonics using sand-box models for Expanding Your Horizons (seventh and eighth grade girls), Boy Scout Geology Merit Badge, and Science Night at public schools. Hogan has received several teaching awards, and with Dr. Dan Cernusca he  is researching the role of clickers, gallery walks, wikis and other active teaching methods in improving higher-level understanding and retention of scientific concepts for college students.


Dr. Mary Abkemeier
Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Fontbonne University

Dr. Mary Abkemeier is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Fontbonne University.  She is also the Director of the MS degree in Learning Technologies. Mary has taught online since 2003 with Introductory Statistics as her first online course. In addition, she has designed and taught Trig and Calculus online as well as courses in Computer Applications for Educators and Online Design and Teaching. She serves as the online faculty trainer at Fontbonne and work closely with the Director of Online Programs.

Dr. David Antonacci
Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies
University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Dave Antonacci is the Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he provides campus leadership in the use of technology-based teaching and learning strategies, both in the classroom and at a distance. He has a Doctorate in Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His interests include virtual worlds, case-based reasoning, emerging technologies, online learning, and technology integration. He has been working with Second Life since its release from beta in 2004.

Dr. Bonnie Bachman
Professor of Economics
Missouri S&T

Dr. Bonnie Bachman has been teaching interdisciplinary courses since starting a second career in higher education at S&T in 2007. She is interested in enhancing student engagement especially though the combined use of inductive teaching methods and eLearning. In addition to educational research, Dr. Bachman has developed several new programs (e.g., minor, graduate certificate) which focus on sustainability, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Dr. Cynthia Bolon
Lecturer of Chemistry
Missouri S&T


Meg Brady
Director of Technical Support & Educational Technology
Missouri S&T


Dr. Richard Brow
Curators Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri S&T


Megan Buckley
Systems Analyst and Product Manager for Academic Technologies
Saint Louis University

Megan Buckley is a Systems Analyst and Product Manager for Academic Technologies at Saint Louis University. She has over 13 years of both academic and corporate experience in the development and implementation of innovative web-based applications and desktop solutions. Her current responsibilities include the identification, implementation, and management of enterprise-level academic solutions to provide robust online tools for faculty, students, and staff.

Dr. Dan Cernusca
Instructional Designer
Missouri S&T

Dr. Dan Cernusca is an Instructional Design Specialist in the Department of Global Learning at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies in 2007 from University of Missouri-Columbia. He also holds a BS and a Ph.D. from the University of Sibiu, Romania with a specialization in manufacturing technologies and respectively cutting-tools design. His research interests include Design-Based Research in technology-enabled learning contexts, technology-mediated problem solving, applications of dynamic modeling for learning of complex topics, and the impact of epistemic beliefs on learning with technology. 

Dr. Chien-Chung Chen
Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Chien-Chung Chen is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His educational research interests focus on developing teaching methods to facilitate students’ learning experiences and to help students to learn how to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Dr. Peggy Cohen
Associate Provost, Academic Director of Center for Teaching and Learning, & Associate Professor of Education
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Kyle Collins
Associate Director for Academic Technologies
Saint Louis University

Kyle Collins is the Associate Director for Academic Technologies at Saint Louis University. He has over 16 years of experience in higher education information technology. His current responsibilities include managing teams that support classroom and lab technology, enterprise-level academic applications, and instructional media labs with a focus on engaging with faculty and students to identify needs and innovative solutions.

Jean Craft
Missouri S&T

Jean Craft has an M.A. in English with an emphasis in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Her research interests include how first language acquisition influences second language writing and rhetoric acquisition.

Qiang Dotzel
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Qiang Dotzel is an assistant teaching professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mrs. Dotzel has been full time teaching mathematics for over 15 years and loves using technology. Mrs. Dotzel finds appropriate Apps on iPad for different courses. Meanwhile, students are encouraged to use them to demonstrate their understanding as well.

Angie Hammons
Manager of Educational Technlogy
Missouri S&T


Dylan Herx
Instructional Designer; Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Keeta Holmes
Instructional Designer and Assistant Program Director; Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Dr. Irina Ivliyeva
Associate Professor of Arts, Language (Russian), & Philosophy
Missouri S&T

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva, Associate Professor of Russian, has been teaching foreign languages, their acquisition methods, and cross-cultural communication for 24 years. She has been strongly interested in multimedia approaches to teaching, including e-portfolio development, web site design and implementation, PC-based placement testing in a hybrid classroom, learning strategies with CALL, and language laboratory management.

Eric Kowalik - CANCELLED!
Instructional Designer; Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University

Eric A. Kowalik is an Instructional Designer for the Raynor Memorial Libraries at Marquette University. He is purposed with the design and development of online courses and learning objects within these departments and across campus in support of teaching and learning. His research interests include instructional design and the utilization of social media in higher education.

Stacey Kramer - CANCELLED!
Computer Technology Teacher
Kirksville Public Schools

Stacey Kramer recently completed an M.A. in Educational Technology and Media Design. She loves sharing her digital experiences with others. She is currently teachiing at Kirksville Middle School as a Compute Technology teacher. Previously, she taught middle school English for 10 years.

Dr. Nishant Kumar
Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri S&T


Dr. Ying Chou Lin
Assistant Professor of Business & Information Technology
Missouri S&T


Lindsay Miller
Missouri S&T

Lindsay (Lyn) Miller has an M.A. in Linguistics - TESOL. She has been teaching Intensive English for 17 years. Her research interests include the power of the narrative form (spoken and written) to determine the interrelated langauge skills for success across curriculums, communicative language, and applied language.

Dr. Susan Murray
Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Missouri S&T


Julie Phelps
Instructional Designer
Missouri S&T


Michael Porterfield
Instructional Designer; Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Dr. Mary Reidmeyer
Associate Teaching Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri S&T


Rachel Robertson
Video Production Specialist; Video Communications Center
Missouri S&T

Rachel Robertson has worked in online education for Missouri S&T’s Video Communications Center for four years as a video production specialist. Having a BA in Communications, her background has varied from working in television to newspaper reporting.

Emmalou Satterfield
Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry
Missouri S&T


Dr. Katie Shannon
Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Science
Missouri S&T


Brenda Spurgeon
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Rolla Public Schools

Brenda Spurgeon is an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Rolla Public Schools. Brenda earned both a BS Ed and MS Ed in Mathematics Education from Southwest Missouri State University. Most recently, she earned a Ed. Spec. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been in the education field for 26 years and served in her current role at Rolla Public Schools for 5 years. She is the lead trainer for the school district assisting teachers and students to learn the latest technologies to enhance instruction.

Dr. Greg Story
Associate Professor of Physics
Missouri S&T


Dr. Jeff Thomas
Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Jeff Thomas has taught engineering classes at Missouri S&T for 17 years. He experiments with teaching methods and educational media. He also paints, writes poetry and plays percussion. People from all over the world spend 12,000 hours per year using his open-access online resources.

Michaella Thornton
Assistant Director for Instructional Design
Saint Louis University

Michaella Thornton serves as the Assistant Director for Instructional Design at Saint Louis University’s Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Her teaching and research interests focus on computers and writing, creative writing, authentic assessment, web accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning. Michaella’s approach to teaching, learning, and writing can be found at her personal website, www.michaellathornton.com.

Jeremy Van Hof
Educational Technologist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jeremy Van Hof taught high school English and journalism for 11 years in Michigan. He has a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Library and Information Services from Wayne State University. During his teaching career, he developed a passion for integrating technology into the classroom. He now works as an educational technologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Jill Van Hof
Professor of Elementary Education
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Dr. Jill Van Hof is a professor of elementary education at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. Her research focus is on Academic Optimism and her instructional focus in on pre-service elementary teachers. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Van Hof taught second and fourth grades in Michigan.

Nathan Weaver
Senior Video Production Specialist; Video Communications Center
Missouri S&T

Nathan Weaver has been working in online education for 7 years, through the capacity of producing online courses, utilizing and researching technology for online and blended learning purposes. Before transitioning into online learning, he worked in television and taught non-linear video editing with Final Cut Pro at East Central College.

Katy White
8th Grade Math Teacher and 5th-8th Grade Curriculum Specialist
Rolla Public Schools

Katy White earned an undergraduate degree in Education with a minor in mathematics from National-Louis University in Chicago and Graduate Degree, Masters of Teaching Mathematics, from Missouri S&T. She is currently employed by Rolla Public Schools to teach 8th Grade Math and as a 5th-8th grade Curriculum Specialist.

Dr. Alexey Yamilov
Associate Professor of Physics
Missouri S&T