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TLC Staff


Pamela Barnett, PhD, Associate Vice Provost and Director (bio)
Tel: 215.204.2670

Carl S. Moore, PhD, Assistant Director (bio)
Tel: 215.204.9271

Johanna Inman, MFA, Assistant Director (bio)
Tel: 215.204.9270

Brian Shevory, MA, Programming Graduate Extern (bio)
Tel: 215.204.0112



Robert Pred, PhD, Senior Faculty Fellow (bio)

Ina Calligaro, PhD, Faculty Fellow (bio)

Terry Halbert, JD, Faculty Fellow (bio)

David Ingram, MFA, Faculty Fellow (bio)

Avi Kaplan, PhD, Faculty Fellow (bio)

Adelaide Ferguson, M.St., JD, Senior Global Education Fellow


Mary Etienne, MA, Assistant Director of Operations and Assessment (bio)
Tel: 215.204.8761

Administrative Specialist (bio)
Tel: 215.204.8761 

Annette Ponnock, MA, Research Assistant (bio)
Tel: 215.204.0112 

Alexa Mantell, Communications Graduate Extern (bio)
Tel: 215.204.0112 

Fisayo Temitope Kayode-Ajala, Student Worker (bio)
Tel: 215.204.8761

Rebecca Navarro, Student Worker (bio)
Tel: 215.204.8761


TLC Staff Bios


Pamela Barnett, PhD, Associate Vice Provost and Director

Pamela BarnettPamela 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 and is on the Research & Innovation Advisory Board for the Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association (HETL). 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.

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Carl S. Moore, PhD, Assistant Director

Carl Moore 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.

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Johanna Inman, MFA, Assistant Director

Johanna InmanJohanna 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. 

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Brian Shevory, MA, 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.

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Robert Pred, PhD, Senior Faculty Fellow

Rob PredRobert 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.

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Ina Calligaro, PhD, Faculty Fellow

Ina Calligaro is the Associate Dean for Education, Faculty Development, and Experiential Education at the School of Pharmacy. She became a member of the Provost’s Teaching Academy in 2010. As a TLC faculty fellow she facilitates workshops and provides one-on-one consultations for faculty on the Health Sciences Campus.

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Terry Halbert, JD, Faculty Fellow

Terry Halbert’s research and teaching is interdisciplinary, focusing on business ethics and employment issues. She has co-authored two texts: Law & Ethics in the Business Environment, (with Elaine Ingulli), in its Fifth Edition, and CyberEthics, in its Second. Halbert has developed industry-specific courses on tobacco and on gambling, in which undergraduates study each industry from several perspectives, including: history, sociology, law, ethics, economics, race/class/gender, literature and film. She has had lengthy experience in both administration and teaching in the University and FSBM Honors Programs. She has been teaching business ethics to Executive MBAs in Philadelphia and Tokyo. Most recently, she has developed an online ethics course for the MBA program. In 1999, Halbert was a recipient of Temple University’s Great Teacher award.

As a TLC faculty fellow Terry will focus on facilitating a teaching circle on community based learning as well as managing the Marco Polo Collaborative website.

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David Ingram, MFA, Faculty Fellow

David Ingram is an Associate Professor in the department of Theater. At Temple, David has directed Romeo and Juliet, Purlie Victorious and A Streetcar Named Desire on the mainstage. With former Assistant Professor Stanton Davis, David started Shakespeare Live!, a touring Shakespeare production that goes to area elementary schools. David appeared as Kulygin in Three Sisters and Pompey in Measure for Measure in Temple Repertory Theater’s inaugural season. David also produces New Voices, a yearly collaboration between the Theater Department and Philadelphia Young Plays where prize-winning plays by area high school and middle school students are presented in workshop productions. David has acted and directed in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He has been a member of the People’s Light and Theater Company since 1989, and has appeared in dozens of plays there, including End Days, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given To Me By a Young Lady From Rwanda, and Tuesdays With Morrie.

As a TLC faculty fellow David will facilitate workshops and provide one-on-one consultations for Center for the Arts Faculty.

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Avi Kaplan, PhD, Faculty Fellow

Avi KaplanDr. 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.

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Mary Etienne, MA, Assistant Director of Operations and Assessment

etienneAs the Assistant Director of Operations and Assessment, Mary directs, coordinates, and supervises all daily activities related to administration and operations, internal and university-wide communications, special events, and assessment of faculty development programming, including the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate Program. As part of the assessment team, she co-authored an article on self-authorship in faculty development programs. Mary has a Master’s degree in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University and a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Connecticut. She is interested in exploring issues of social justice, youth marginalization, and social identity. 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. She has presented on race and diversity at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning since 2011. Before coming to TLC in 2008, she worked in the HR/Payroll Management department at the university.

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Admnistrative Specialist

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Annette Ponnock, MA, Research Assistant

AnnetteAnnette 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. 

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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.

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Fisayo Temitope Kayode-Ajala, Student Worker

Fisayo is an undergraduate student at Temple University. She is in her junior year of Public Health/Premed. Fisayo joined the TLC team in the spring of 2013 as a student worker. She assists in the daily TLC work such as updating certain databases, providing assistance to visitors and staff, filling documents, answering calls, and other duties as assigned.

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Rebecca M. Navarro, Student Worker

Rebecca is a student worker who joined the Teaching and Learning Center in spring 2013. She is currently a first year pharmacy student at Temple University School of Pharmacy. Studying to be a consultant pharmacist, she will specialize in geriatric care and work closely with the Hispanic community. Rebecca majored in chemistry and minored in Spanish while doing undergraduate studies at Temple University. During the 2012-2013 year, she was treasurer of the Temple University Chemical Society where she coordinated the “Setting the Spike for Science” volleyball tournament fundraiser for science education in Philadelphia public high schools.

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