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Martha Carothers

Martha Carothers    
Professor, Art & Design

Martha Carothers teaches typography and image in the Visual Communications program, along with book arts. Visual design projects in her courses integrate the plethora of resources in Morris Library Special Collections, University Museums, and Faculty Commons. Carothers is a past chairperson of the Department of Art, former Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and previous Associate Director of University Undergraduate Studies.

Nico Carver    
Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware Library

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Jon Cox

Jon Cox    
Assistant Professor, Art & Design

Jon Cox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Project Liaison in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab at the University of Delaware. He has served as a Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania since 2006. Cox’s latest published work was a six-year documentary book project with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires. Cox has directed over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania and several countries in South America. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto digital photography books. Cox is the 2014 co-recipient of a National Geographic – Genographic Legacy Fund Grant to support a collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazon basin of Peru.

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Jeremy Crenshaw

Jeremy Crenshaw    
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Dr. Crenshaw joined the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware in August of 2014.  The long-term goal of his research is to extend the healthspan of patient populations through interventions to reduce the incidence of falls, lessen the severity of fall injury, and enable physical activity.  His studies often employ biomechanical analyses of gait and fall recoveries, and his research is applicable to older adults, individuals with lower-extremity amputations, individuals with chronic stroke, and children with cerebral palsy.  Undergraduate students play an important role in his ongoing studies, and he has a track record of including modern research tools as an interactive part of his teaching efforts.

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Christine Cucciarre

Christine Cucciarre    
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Composition, English

Christine has been at UD for almost seven years. She teaches ENGL110, Writing the New Media, Introduction to Creative Writing, and several other writing courses. She also facilitates the University’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for faculty who are interested in using writing to engage their students. She is the winner of the University’s 2016 Excellence Teaching Award and the 2013 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Her interests are in writing pedagogy, labor issues, curricular development, and mentoring college teachers.

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Zoubeida Dagher

Zoubeida Dagher    
Professor, School of Education

Dr. Zoubeida R. Dagher is professor of science education at the School of Education and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy, University of Delaware. She is currently serving as President of the International History and Philosophy of Science Teaching [IHPST] Group. Her research interests include the nature of scientific methods and practices and representations of scientific epistemology in science curriculum and instruction. Dr. Dagher has coauthored a book titled: Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education: Scientific Knowledge, Practices and Other Family Categories (2014).

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Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards    
Assistant Professor, English

Jessica Edwards, Ph.D. has developed and taught courses in professional writing, critical race studies, and composition studies. Her scholarship considers ways to engage critical race theory, the intersections of race, racism, and power, in writing classrooms. Dr. Edwards was a Faculty Diversity Scholar in 2015 with the Center for Teaching, Assessment, and Learning at UD and her scholarship has appeared in Computers and Composition Online.

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Dr. Jacqueline L. Fajardo

Jackie Fajardo    
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professor Fajardo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Washington State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Education from the University of Northern Colorado. In 1996, Dr. Fajardo was awarded an undergraduate research fellowship from the Department of Energy leading to her first authentic undergraduate research experience in the Advanced Organic and Analytical Methods Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. Upon completion of her Ph.D, Dr. Fajardo began teaching courses in general chemistry, scientific writing, and principles of scientific inquiry. She also collaborated with high school teachers on implementation of active-learning pedagogies within their own classrooms. Since July 2013 she has been an Assistant Professor within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Within this capacity, she teaches honors-level integrated general chemistry and strives to bring interdisciplinary relevance to her classrooms.

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Jill Flynn

Jill Flynn    
Associate Professor, English

A former high school English teacher, Jill Ewing Flynn is currently Associate Professor of English and the Student Teaching Coordinator for the English Education program at UD. Her research and teaching interests include teacher preparation and critical multicultural education, including how issues of race and culture can be productively taken up in middle school, high school, and university classrooms.

Brian Givens    
, Barrel of Makers, Inc.

Find out more about this organization at the Barrel of Makers web site.

Richard Gordon    
Manager, IT Communication Group

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Meg Grotti

Meg Grotti    
Associate Librarian and Assistant Head of Instructional Services, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library

Meg Grotti is an associate librarian and Assistant Head of Instructional Services at the University of Delaware Library, where she provides leadership and support for the cross-departmental team of librarians who provide instructional services.  Meg also serves as library liaison to the School of Education.  Meg holds an MLIS from Syracuse University and an M.Ed in Educational Technology from the University of Delaware.

Kevin Guidry    
Senior Research Analyst, Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning

Kevin R. Guidry is Senior Research Analyst at the UD Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning. He works with faculty on exploring new pedagogies and improving existing teaching practices to enhance student learning. Guidry specializes in assessment of student learning and survey methodology having worked on teaching, learning, and assessment research and practice at levels ranging from individual courses to projects spanning hundreds of colleges and universities.

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Georgia Guthrie

Georgia Guthrie    
Executive Director, The Hacktory

Georgia Guthrie is formally trained as a human-centered designer and art historian. Her DNA, interests, and life experiences have made her a maker. Her professional work is focused right now on being the Executive Director of The Hacktory, a hacker/makerspace in Philadelphia, PA. Formerly, she was a designer at the Action Mill, where she helped conceptualize, design, and launch My Gift of Grace, a game to help individuals and families talk about end-of-life issues. This spring, she was a student at the School for Poetic Computation. Find out more at georgiaguthrie.com.

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Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines    
Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Carolyn is a Family Nurse Practitioner with years of primary care experience, and many years experience as an Emergency Department RN. She has both her BSN and MSN from the University of Delaware. Carolyn’s special interests include chronic care management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. She also has interest in women’s health as well as health promotion and acute care management. Carolyn also sees patients with a Parkinson’s Disease specialist via telemedicine.

Jevonia Harris    
Digital Media Specialist, IT Academic Technology Services

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Joe Harris

Joseph Harris    
Professor, Director of Composition, English

Joe Harris came to UD in 2013 as a professor in the English department. Joe teaches courses in composition and critical reading, and, as the director of the composition program, mentor new teachers of writing. Along wth Christine Cucciarre, he has launched a series of efforts that aim to create an ongoing conversation about teaching in our department—encouraging teachers to visit one another’s classrooms and to talk about the work they are doing with undergraduates. Joe and Christine will report on one of these projects at the Summer Institute.

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Lindsay Hoffman

Lindsay Hoffman    
Associate Professor, Communication

Lindsay H. Hoffman, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 2007) is Associate Professor of Communication with a joint appointment in Political Science & International Relations. She also serves as Associate Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, and is the Director of that Center’s annual National Agenda speaker series. In Fall of 2015, National Agenda took on the theme of “Race in America: Conversations about Identity and Equality.” The combined speaker and film series featured eight conversations and four films about a variety of topics surrounding race in America and at UD. Included were two prominent Black Lives Matter activists (Netta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson), a CBS correspondent who covered the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 (Bill Plante); an Iranian-American comedian whose just-published memoir is titled “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV” (Maz Jobrani); and many others. To view all the conversations, go to www.del.edu/nationalagenda.

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Roger Horowitz

Roger Horowitz    
Associate Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, and Professor, History

Roger Horowitz is Associate Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library and Professor of History at the University of Delaware. He has published widely in the area of food history, most recently Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food. Oral history has been a part of his research and teaching activities for 30 years. In the mid-1980s he worked on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to interview workers in the American meatpacking industry. These interviews were a major source for his dissertation, and some excerpts were published in his book, Meatpackers: An Oral History of Black Packinghouse Workers and their Struggle for Racial and Economic Equality. Since then Dr. Horowitz has continued to use oral interviews as part of this research, taught many oral history training sessions, and offered courses on oral history at the University of Delaware, most recently on the history of Newark’s Chrysler assembly plant. He has served as President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as a member of the executive council of the Oral History Association.

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Amy Hurst

Amy Hurst    
Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Amy Hurst is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a member of the Interactive Systems Research Center and runs the Prototyping and Design Lab. She received her BS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, and her MS and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. Her research interests are centered aroundempowerment, and most of her projects explore engaging people with disabilities in the DIY / Maker movement and building software that automatically adapts to user needs. Find out more at amyhurst.com.

Debbie Jeffers    
Web Communication Consultant II, IT Academic Technology Services

Becky Kinney    
Educational Technology Consultant II, IT Academic Technology Services

Chris Knight    
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

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Jim Kurose

Jim Kurose    
Assistant Director of NSF for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation

Dr. Jim Kurose is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). He leads the CISE Directorate, with an annual budget of more than $900 million, in its mission to uphold the nation’s leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Kurose also serves as co-chair of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, facilitating the coordination of networking and information technology research and development efforts across Federal agencies.  Find out more here.

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Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee    
Senior Assistant Librarian and Program Coordinator, Multimedia Literacy, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, University of Delaware Library

Hannah K. Lee is a senior assistant librarian and program coordinator for the multimedia literacy program in the Student Multimedia Design Center at the University of Delaware Library. Her responsibilities include collaborating with faculty across departments and assisting students in creating multimedia content. She has a B.A. in English with a minor in Education, an M.A. in English with a specialization in Writing Studies, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tom Leitch

Thomas Leitch    
Professor of English, Director of the Film Studies Program

 Thomas Leitch is Professor of English and Director of the Film Studies Program. His most recent book, Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age, uses the recent emergence of problems concerning the authority of online informational sources like Wikipedia to reopen questions about authority—what gives authorities their authority, what to do when they disagree, whom to believe and why, when to change your mind and why, and how to become an authority yourself—that had long been regarded as settled in the institutions of American education.

Tanya Looney    
Science Program Manager, Hagley Museum & Library

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Chris Lucier

Chris Lucier    
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Christopher Lucier is Vice President for Enrollment Management, with responsibility for identifying, attracting, yielding, funding and ensuring the success of UD’s undergraduate students. He oversees the offices of Admissions, the Registrar, Student Financial Services and the University Tutoring Center. Before joining UD in 2014, he was at the University of Vermont, serving as a member of the president’s senior leadership team, helping shape and manage overall university strategy. Reporting to the provost, he was responsible for developing enrollment management strategy and implementing and assessing operational programs to recruit, admit, retain graduate and undergraduate students.

Joy Lynam    
Director, IT Web Development

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Michael Mackenzie

Michael Mackenzie    
Director of the Applied Health Behavior Science Laboratory and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health & Nutrition / Human Development & Family Studies

Michael Mackenzie is the Director of the Applied Health Behavior Science Laboratory (AHBSL), Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, at the University of Delaware. He holds a MSc in Counseling Psychology, PhD in Health & Exercise Psychology, and has maintained his registration as a Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, Canada. Our lab utilizes mixed methods and community-engaged research approaches to investigate how engagement in physical activity and mind-body practices interacts with physiological, psychosocial, and phenomenological characteristics to influence health behaviors and outcomes. Ultimately, this innovative translational research approach aids in the development, implementation, and dissemination of state-of-the-art community-based health behavior interventions, programming, and education. Our mission is to advance public health and medical care models to better include health behavior science as standard to health promotion and chronic disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

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Tom Mackey

Tom Mackey    
Vice Provost for Academic Programs, SUNY Empire State College

Thomas P. Mackey, Ph. D. is Vice Provost for Academic Programs at SUNY Empire State College. His academic and professional interests are focused on the collaborative development of metaliteracy.  He is interested in the connections to open learning, the design of innovative social spaces, and the critical engagement with emerging technologies. His partnership with Trudi Jacobson to originate the metaliteracy framework emphasizes the reflective learner as producer and participant in dynamic information environments. They co-authored the first article to define this model with Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy (2011) and followed that piece with their book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (2014).  This team co-authored the essay Proposing a Metaliteracy Model to Redefine Information Literacy (2013) and a new co-edited book for ALA/Neal-Schuman entitled Metaliteracy in Practice (2016). Previously they co-edited several books on faculty-librarian collaboration and co-authored several articles about information literacy. Tom is part of the editorial team for Open Praxis, the open access peer-reviewed academic journal about open, distance and flexible education that is published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). He is also a member of the Advisory Board for Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice. Connect with Tom via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasmackey and Twitter: @TomMackey.

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Michael McCamley

Michael McCamley    
Associate Professor, English

Michael McCamley’s research and teaching interests include composition pedagogy and theory, literacy studies, writing program administration, and creative writing pedagogy. He has taught courses in first-year composition, honors composition, creative writing, professional writing, and literature, and developed on-line writing courses for distance education. His work has appeared in WPA: Writing Program AdministrationCollege Composition and Communication, and College English, and his creative work has received several honors, including a production by the University of Arizona Theatre Department.

L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin    
Librarian and Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department and Curator of the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Senatorial Papers, University of Delaware Library

L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin is Librarian and Head of the Manuscripts and Archives Department and Curator of the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., senatorial papers at the University of Delaware Library.  She is responsible for all aspects of collection development and of supervising staff involved in managing the primary source collections, which range in format from traditional works on paper to photographs to audio-visual recordings to born-digital media, including web sites.  Her professional and publishing activities reflect experience with congressional collections and political papers, literary manuscripts, women’s collections, regional history (Mid-Atlantic), scrapbooks as an archival genre, photography and visual materials in collections, archival description standards, and conservation of archival collections.  She is involved with planning digital initiatives using manuscript collections and outreach for primary sources including instruction, exhibitions, and internships.  She is co-author with UD faculty Deborah C. Andrews and Vicki Cassman of “Learning as Doing: Undergrads Using Special Collections for Conservation and Material Culture Studies,” in Past or Portal: Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives  (ACRL 2012).

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Chrystalla Mouza

Chrystalla Mouza    
Associate Professor, School of Education

Dr. Chrystalla Mouza is an associate professor of Instructional Technology. She earned an Ed.D., M.Ed., and M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University and completed post-doctoral work at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). She has expertise in the learning sciences including teacher learning, applications of technology in K-12 classrooms, and teaching and learning outcomes in ubiquitous and mobile computing environments. She is a principal investigator on several projects funded by the Delaware Department of Education to improve teacher quality in high-need schools, a co- PI on a National Science Foundation grant that will provide teacher professional development in computational thinking, and the learning scientist on two National Science Foundation projects that seek to improve climate change education by providing effective professional development to teachers. Dr. Mouza is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

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Michael O’Neal

Michael O’Neal    
Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Michael O’Neal’s research centers on finding unique ways to observe and characterize human-induced changes to the Earth’s surface, ranging in cause from deforestation to climate change.  He employs technology such as 3D laser scanners to assess landscapes, drone-mounted cameras to collect custom aerial imagery, and environmental sensors to monitor attributes such as temperature, humidity, moisture, and others. Because commercially available technology rarely addresses the specific needs of his projects or field sites, his research group constantly adapts and modifies off-the-shelf equipment to suit their evolving field experiences and research needs.

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Lynn Okagaki

Lynn Okagaki    
Deputy Provost, Academic Affairs

Lynn Okagaki is Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, with responsibility for undergraduate academic affairs. She works with the Provost on the administration of academic policies and faculty appointment and promotion. She also works with the Provost to establish global collaborations and partnerships to extend the University’s global role, leadership, geographic presence and visibility.

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Nike Olabisi

Nike Olabisi    
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Nike is an Assistant Professor whose primarily teaches freshman introductory biology courses at the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratory.  She obtained her doctorate degree from Rutgers Medical School in Microbiology and Molecular genetics with a focus on Cancer research.  As an NIH postdoctoral fellow in teaching and cancer research she had hands on experiences in the classroom and creates avenues to bring her knowledge of cancer research and molecular biology into her teaching.  She has also been a participant and facilitator at the National academies summer teaching institute and consistently engages active learning strategies and evidence based learning methodologies to get students interested in Science careers.

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Lynnette Overby

Lynnette Overby    
Deputy Director, Community Engagement Initiative, and Professor, Theatre

Lynnette Young Overby, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Chair of the Community Engagement Commission at the University of Delaware.  She is the author or coauthor of over 40 publications including eight books. Her honors include the 2000 National Dance Association Scholar/Artist, and the 2004 Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization.  She is a strong believer in interdisciplinary education and community engagement. A daCi International At-Large board member, she is the archivist for the organization Dr. Overby is currently collaborating with literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman on a long term “Performing African American History” research project.She was a member of the dance writing team for the new National Core Arts Standards.

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John Pelesko

John Pelesko    
Interim Assoc Dean, Arts & Sciences

John A. Pelesko is an applied mathematician with a passion for doing and teaching mathematical modeling. At the University of Delaware, he co-founded the “MEC Lab,” an experimental laboratory designed to bring hands-on, real-world, project based experience to mathematics students. He has worked extensively with undergraduate students, graduate students, and K-12 mathematics teachers in exploring the use of projects to teach mathematics. A former chairperson of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, he is presently serving as Interim Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware.

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Ashley Pigford

Ashley Pigford    
Associate Professor, Art & Design

Ashley John Pigford, Associate Professor of Graphic and Interaction Design at the University of Delaware, applies design thinking to interrogate meaningful relationships between technology, materials and human experience. He received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and his BS in Visual Communications from the University of Delaware in 1996. From 1996-2003 He had a successful career as co-founder and Creative Director of a design company in Los Angeles, CA. His notable design work includes motion graphics for Firefly TV series and DMX’s “Who We Be” music video, plus packaging design for Blink 182’s major label debut “Dude Ranch”. He has received research grants from the Center for Creativity, Craft and Design, the University of Delaware and the Creative Arts Council at Brown University, and a State of Delaware Established Artist Fellowship.

Mathieu Plourde    
IT Project Leader I, IT Academic Technology Services

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Lori Pollock

Lori Pollock    
Professor, Computer & Information Sciences

Lori Pollock is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware.  Her research currently focuses on program analysis for building better software maintenance tools, optimizing compilers for modern computer architectures, and software testing. Her research has been continuously supported through the years by numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Laboratory.  Lori Pollock teaches courses primarily in compiler construction, parallel programming, automatic program analysis and transformation, and software testing. She was awarded the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001.

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Kathy Pusecker

Kathy Pusecker    
Acting Director, Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning

Kathleen Langan Pusecker is the Acting Director of the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning at the University of Delaware. She establishes and maintains relationships with faculty members, Chairs, Deans, and other senior internal constituencies and external agencies, to include national accreditation bodies. She also serves on the Faculty Senate General Education Committee that passed new goals in November 2014. Her responsibilities include assisting UD in addressing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation standards related to the assessment of general education and student learning. She helps to select and develop tools and oversees their implementation and the analysis and reporting of data. Pusecker establishes critical communications and coordination with internal constituencies and University senior decision-makers to address issues that may affect execution/implementation of University strategic plans, policies and programs. In addition, Pusecker publishes the reports of student learning outcomes for the College Portrait.

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Dan Rich

Dan Rich    
Director, Community Engagement Initiative, and University Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy & Administration

Daniel Rich is Director of the Community Engagement Initiative and University Professor of Public Policy at the University of Delaware. As Director of Community Engagement, he supports the development of new partnerships between the university and communities at all levels, local to global. He holds faculty appointments in the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He has served on the faculty since 1970, and is the recipient of the University of Delaware’s Medal of Distinction. From 2001-2009 he served as University Provost. From 1996-2001, he served as founding dean of the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, and from 1991-1996, as dean of the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

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Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson    
Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning

Cheryl R. Richardson, Associate Director of the UD Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, works with faculty on exploring new pedagogies and improving existing teaching practices in order to enhance student learning. She brings to this session research, experience working with individual faculty on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects at other institutions as well as her own university teaching experiences.

Cheryl Richardson    
Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning

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Dustyn Roberts

Dustyn Roberts    
Assistant Professor, Instruction, Mechanical Engineering

Dustyn is a Philadelphia-based engineer and Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Delaware, where she teaches classes focused on interdisciplinary design and robotics. Dustyn holds a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from New York University.

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth    
Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Eric teaches several psychology and neuroscience courses.  He is also director of the neuroscience major and neuroscience 4+1 master’s program. From rats to mice to reptiles, his research focuses on many aspects of animal behavior.  More specifically, he often take multidisciplinary approaches to investigating the ecological, biological, neurobiological, cognitive, and evolutionary factors driving spatial behavior and social interactions.

Foster Schucker    
, Barrel of Makers, Inc.

Find out more about this organization at the Barrel of Makers web site.

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Sue Serra

Sue Serra    
Assistant Director, Office of Service Learning

Susan Serra serves as Assistant Director of the Office of Service Learning, which she founded in 2004.  She works with faculty, students, and community organizations to develop sustainable partnerships through service-learning and community-based research. She coordinates the Service Learning Scholars, a summer service immersion program and is a member of the national Summer Service Collaborative. Serra served on the steering committee of the UD Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification Taskforce and currently serves on the UD Community Engagement Commission. She earned her  M.A. in  Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.

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Curtis Small

Curtis Small    
Assistant Librarian and Coordinator, Public Services Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library

Curtis Small is Assistant Librarian in the Special Collections department of University of Delaware Library. As coordinator of public services for the department, he handles instruction, reference requests and also coordinates exhibitions. Curtis has a particular interest in the history of the book and in African American print culture. He is also a project member for Colored Conventions, a digital humanities project here at UD. Prior to obtaining an M.L.I.S. degree in 2013 (Simmons College), he earned a Ph.D. in French from New York University, and taught French language and French and Francophone literature at the college level, with a focus on Haitian literature.”

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Olena Smith

Olena Smith    
Lead Geospatial Information Consultant, IT Client Support & Services

Olena supports the UD Geospatial Research community as a technological leader and consultant to campus GIS projects in research and administrative realms. She has an M.A. in Geography from Western Michigan University with GIS specialization and has been working with GIS for over 13 years. Over the years Olena has worked in developing and managing servers and databases, and she has extensive experience in creating, managing, and editing ArcGIS data. She is also teaching a GIS course at the university.

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Linda Stein

Linda Stein    
Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library

Linda Stein, M.S., M.A. is a Reference and Instructional Services librarian at the University of Delaware Library with subject responsibilities for English and American literature, comparative literature, theatre, and fashion and apparel studies. She has contributed articles on information literacy instruction to Reference Services Review and Research Strategies, and is the co-author of Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period: Strategies and Sources.

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John Stevenson

John Stevenson    
Associate Librarian, University of Delaware Library

John A. Stevenson is an associate librarian in the Student Multimedia Design Center. He has served as selector for spatial data and U.S. government information at the University of Delaware Library since 1990 and in 2012 became selector for the history of science. His expertise includes: Adobe Premier Pro and other multimedia applications; photography; GIS and data acquisition; and the Library’s microform, map, and CD-ROM collections. As an instructor for the multimedia literacy program, he helps faculty to teach their classes the tools they need to create multimedia projects, which include any combination of video, audio, text, and graphics. He has a B.A. in History from Binghamton University and an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science from the University at Buffalo.

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Nancy Targett

Nancy Targett    
President, University of Delaware

Dr. Nancy M. Targett is President of the University of Delaware. A member of the UD faculty since 1984, Dr. Targett has served as Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and director of the Delaware Sea Grant College Program since 2005.

A nationally recognized expert on ocean issues, Dr. Targett is immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and immediate past treasurer of the Sea Grant Association, a national network of 32 Sea Grant College Programs. She has served on the Ocean Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences and the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. She was selected as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow.

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Dr. Lydia R. Timmins

Lydia Reeves Timmins    
Asst. Professor, Communication

Professor Timmins earned a PhD in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in 2010 and a MJ (Master’s of Journalism) from Temple in 2001. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional television journalist to the University. She worked in large and small-market TV stations in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States, spending 14 years at Philadelphia’s NBC10 as a producer, writer and digital editor. She has worked on-air and been a director, producer, photographer and editor. She has covered stories including the Clinton impeachment hearings, 9/11, the GOP National Convention in Philadelphia and the Amish school shootings. Her research interests focus on local television news and the impact it has on the audience, news media ethics, digital convergence and the field of telepresence.

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Jacquie Truluck

Jacquie Truluck    
Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

Jacquie Truluck is the Director of Clinical Education for the brand-new Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. She has opened the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on STAR Campus that serves the campus and the community and is in the process of accepting the first class of students to the program. Jacquie brings 15 years of clinical experience and 4 years of managerial experience as a licensed, certified Speech-Language Pathologist. By working in a variety of settings (hospital, school, home and nursing home), Jacquie recognizes the importance of graduate students having the breadth and depth of clinical experiences to represent the profession. Her focus is to build a program that offers life-long learning to support the Speech-Language Pathology profession through coursework, research, supervision and continuing education training.

Pavani Vemuri    
Graduate Assistant, IT Academic Technology Services

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Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner    
Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences

Dr. Wagner is a native of Minnesota and completed his Ph.D. in Cell Biology in 1971. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University Medical School from 71-73 and then joined the faculty at the U. of D. He retired in 2006 but remains active in teaching (Microscopic Anatomy) and collaborative research involving 3D modeling and printing of blood vascular systems and Zooplankton (Radiolarians and Foraminiferans).

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Gang Wang

Gang Wang    
Assistant Professor, Accounting and MIS

Gang Wang is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Delaware.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations and Information Management from the University of Connecticut.  His research interests include social media, e-Business platforms, and firm strategies in e-Markets.  His research has been published in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS) and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR). He has presented his work at conferences like ICIS and INFORMS.

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Anna Wik

Anna Wik    
Assistant Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences

Anna Wik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and a registered landscape architect. She has designed, documented, and managed construction of many landscape projects in the region, working with community and non-profit partners including Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, Longwood Gardens, and numerous community groups. Anna’s courses investigate the relationship between the practice of design and the built environment, and her design focus is on the urban landscape, the creation of equitable public space, and the impact of community partnerships. She is extremely excited about the new professional degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, being offered for the first time in fall of 2016.

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Délice Williams

Délice Williams    
Postdoctoral Researcher, English

Délice Williams is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Delaware, where she teaches 1st-year writing. Her other teaching and research interests include South Asian fiction, 19th-century British literature, environmental justice, and postcolonial literature. Her current research focuses on environmental justice and representations of the body in contemporary South Asian fiction.  Before coming to UD she taught writing and literature at an independent K-12 school.

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