Dr. Carl S. Moore, Assistant Director (bio)
Johanna Inman, Assistant Director (bio)
Mary Etienne, Administrative Coordinator (bio)
Chinara Bilaal, Office Assistant (bio)
Suzanne Willever, Graphic/Web Designer & Event Manager (bio)
Annette Ponnock, Research Assistant (bio)
Alexa Mantell, Communications Graduate Extern (bio)
Brian Shevory, Programming Graduate Extern (bio)
Dr. Ina Calligaro, Faculty Fellow
Dr. Avi Kaplan, Faculty Fellow (bio)
Dr. Robert Pred, Senior Faculty Fellow (bio)
Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Faculty Fellow (bio)
Dr. Pamela Barnett, Associate Vice Provost and Director
Pamela E. Barnett has led the TLC since 2007, and is Graduate Faculty in Psychological, Organizational & Leadership Studies (POLS) in the College of Education. With her colleagues in TLC she has developed hallmark programs for fostering excellent teaching, including the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate and the Provost’s Teaching Academy. She publishes in the field of teaching and learning, most recently on issues of diversity and organizational change in journals such as AACU’s Liberal Education (Spring 2013), The Journal of Faculty Development (2012), Educational Policy (2012) and Teaching in Higher Education (2011). She is on the editorial board for Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy and Teaching in Higher Education (Taylor & Francis). Pamela came to Temple from Princeton, where she was Associate Director of the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning. Prior to her work in instructional development, she was a tenured Associate Professor of English & African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. Her book Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties (Routledge, 2004) examines literature written in response to the liberation movements of the 1960’s.
Dr. Carl S. Moore, Assistant Director
Carl's dissertation, written under the direction of our Education Dean James Earl Davis, investigates how exemplary college faculty employ Universal Design for Learning principles in their teaching practices. He has a Masters of Education in Urban Education from Temple University and a Masters of Arts from The Ohio State University in Higher Education Administration. Carl has taught a variety of courses in education at Temple, Cabrini and Arcadia in both face-to-face and online formats.
Prior to joining TLC, Carl served in a number of student services roles that focused on providing individual and institutional support to retain and advance the success of college students. These roles include Director of Student Success Initiatives at CCP, Associate Director of Fox Advising, Assistant Director of Multicultural Education, and Upward Bound TRIO Program Director. A self-described social justice advocate and "techie," Carl looks forward to developing programs on teaching with technology and inclusion in the classroom.
Johanna Inman, Assistant Director
Johanna Inman has taught photography and the history of photography (including writing intensive sections) for the past twelve years at several schools in the Philadelphia area, including Temple’s Tyler School of Art, Arcadia University, Rowan University, U Arts, and Swarthmore. She earned her M.F.A., summa cum laude, from Tyler, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including, most recently a prestigious fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. She has experience teaching in both face-to-face and online formats, and brings valuable expertise from her most recent position as Senior Technology Consultant in Temple’s Instructional Support Center. Johanna has helped countless faculty from across the disciplines learn how to use instructional technology in pedagogically sound ways.
Mary Etienne, Administrative Coordinator
Mary has been with the TLC since 2008. Before coming to TLC, she worked in HR/Payroll Management department. As the Administrative Coordinator she is responsible for managing all of TLC’s administrative functions, including the center’s communications, planning for programs and conferences, and the center’s budgets. In addition to her administrative duties, she is also part of TLC’s assessment team and has been working on a qualitative assessment of the center’s new Teaching in Higher Education Certificate program. As part of the team she has presented preliminary research at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching.
In addition to working at TLC she is also a Master’s candidate in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple. She is interested in social justice, the criminal justice system, and exploring how dialogue can be used to affect social change in urban communities. In 2010 she completed the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership at Temple where she learned a new model for facilitating dialogues around issues of diversity. Originally from Connecticut, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Sociology and Economics.
Chinara Bilaal, Office Assistant
Chinara Bilaal joined the Temple community in 2005. Her employment here at Temple University has afforded her a lot of experience working in some of the central offices of the University, including University Housing, and Admissions, before joining the Teaching and Learning Center. In Chinara’s time with University Housing & Residential Life, she played a major role in providing top notch customer service to our 5000+ students, parents, and constituents. In Admissions, she was responsible for updating their systems with student information concerning applications, grades, and recommendations they were awarded to complete the admission process for Temple. At the Teaching and Learning Center, where she now serves as Office Assistant, Chinara is responsible for purchasing, updating various databases, reserving workshop space, selecting the healthiest options for all catered events (such as our Annual Faculty Conference and TA Orientation), and keeping track of other routine processes for the Teaching and Learning Center. She is ready to make the transition from good to great with her team, obtaining more and moving forward.
Suzanne Willever, Graphic Designer & Event Manager
Suzanne is an Art History doctoral candidate at Tyler School of Art, where her research interests focus on Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture and prints. She is interested in materiality and intermediality, as well as the role of human values and social interactions in constructions of history and a canon of art. Her dissertation examines the role of social transmission and prints in disseminating and shaping ideas about the art of Rome in the sixteenth century. Suzanne earned her B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and then worked professionally for several years in graphic design and corporate event marketing. In 2009, she earned her M.A. in Art History from Tyler and continued on to the Ph.D. program. Suzanne embraces her diverse experiences as an asset, as her professional background in marketing and design informs her research as well as her teaching.
Suzanne joined the TLC team in the Fall of 2006, where her primary role is to design the TLC website and printed communications materials, and to manage TLCís major conferences. Additionally, Suzanne teaches art history courses at Tyler School of Art, including Art Heritage, Renaissance Masters, and The History of Modern Graphic Design. She believes in TLC's mission and completed Temple's Teaching in Higher Education Certificate in the fall of 2013.
Annette Ponnock, Research Assistant
Annette is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology. Her research interests focus on the motivation of teachers in higher education, as well as self-regulation of students in alternative learning environments.
Annette joined the TLC team in 2012 as a Research Assistant, working primarily on the evaluation and analysis of the TLC’s Teaching in Higher Education Certificate Program. Annette earned her B.A. in Political Science, Spanish, and History from the University of Miami (GO CANES!) and her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Alexa Mantell, Communications Graduate Extern
Alexa is the communications graduate extern and joined the TLC team in the fall of 2012. She is in her final year of the Master of Journalism program at Temple, after which, she looks forward to beginning a doctoral degree in media and communications. Alexa graduated from the University of Delaware in 2009 with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minors in Journalism and Spanish. A year later, her graduate studies began at Rowan University. It was there that Alexa first learned and experienced the educational value of social media tools, from blogs to Twitter. This knowledge has fueled her contributions to the TLCís communications outreach initiatives, which now include an increased social media presence as well as the creation of a blog that offers best teaching practices. Her professional credits include time spent as the assistant editor of a niche-market magazine, a freelance news reporter for several print and online publications, and a writing consultant to undergraduate students at Rowan University.
Brian Shevory, Programming Graduate Extern
Brian is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology . He is interested in teacher education, teacher identity, and teacher efficacy in the K-12 setting.
Brian joined the TLC in the Fall of 2013. Prior to joining the TLC, Brian worked as a research assistant for the Field Experience Committee in the College of Education, and taught general education courses in the College of Education. In addition, Brian also has experience teaching English as a Second Language to international students. Prior to working in higher education, Brian also taught English and Social Studies at Freire Charter School. Brian earned his bachelorís degree in English with a minor in African and African American Literature and Secondary Education from West Chester University. He earned his masterís degree in Educational Psychology from Temple University.
Dr. Avi Kaplan, Faculty Fellow
Dr. Avi Kaplan is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1997. His areas of professional interest include student and teacher motivation and self-regulation, learning environments, and self and identity development. Avi has published empirical and theoretical articles in a variety of education and educational psychology journals, and has guest edited journal special issues on motivation and identity development in educational settings. His recent work includes a chapter in the 2012 APA Educational Psychology Handbook titled "Motivation theory in educational practice: Knowledge claims, challenges, and future directions." Avi serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Psychology, American Educational Research Journal, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Education. He also served as the Program Chair for the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. Avi contributes his expertise to the TLC research agenda on professional identity development in higher education.
Dr. Robert Pred, Senior Faculty Fellow
Robert is currently Associate Professor of Statistics in the Fox School of Business, with 25 years of college teaching experience. Appointed TLC’s first Faculty Fellow in 2009, Robert provides faculty consultation and mentoring services and conducts faculty development workshops. Robert has supported TLC initiatives since its inception in 2002 by serving on its Faculty Advisory Board, completing the Provost’s Teaching Academy and by participating in Project EDIT (Embracing Diversity through Inclusive Teaching). Robert was named by the Provost as a founding member of the “Provost’s Undergraduate Mentors” for his mentoring in support of the Diamond Peer Teacher Internship program. Robert was twice awarded Business Honors Teacher of the Year, received awards for innovation in teaching through technology, and serves as a Fox School Honors Faculty Fellow. Robert earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University of Ohio. His publications appear in the Journal of Allied Health, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. In addition, Robert serves as an editorial consultant and designs ancillary textbook materials and instructor guides for McGraw-Hill, Pearson-Prentice Hall, and Thomson/Wadsworth publishers.
Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Faculty Fellow
Kariamu Welsh is a professor in the dance department in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Doctor of Arts from New York University and her MA.H. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Widely published in both scholarly journals and book length studies, she is a scholar of cultural studies including performance and culture within Africa and the African Diaspora. She is the author of Zimbabwe Dance: Rhythmic Forces, Ancestral Voices: An Aesthetic Analysis. She is the editor of The African Aesthetic: Keeper of Traditions (Greenwood Press, 1994) and African Dance: An Artistic, Historical and Philosophical Inquiry (Africa World Press, 1996). She co-edited African Culture: Rhythms of Unity (Africa World Press, 1985). Dr. Welsh is the artistic director of Kariamu & Co.: Traditions. Kariamu is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, the Creative Public Service Award of NY, a 1997 Pew Fellowship, a 1997 Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1998 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, a Senior Fulbright Scholar Award and she is currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. She is the founding artistic director of the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe in southern Africa.
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