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Email: tlc@temple.edu
Fax: 215.204.9272
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1101 Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122
TU Zip: 286-09

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TLC Staff


Pete Watkins, Associate Director (bio)
Tel: 215.204.2670

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

Simuelle Myers, MA, Instructional Designer (bio)
Tel: 215.204.9271

Alex Aftuck, MS, 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)

Shanta Hattikudur, PhD, Faculty Fellow (bio)

Donna-Marie Peters, PhD, Faculty Fellow (bio)


Sreyrath Vann, Administrative Specialist (bio)
Tel: 215.204.8761

Joshua Whearry, Graphic and Web Designer (bio)
Tel: 215.204.0112

Annette Ponnock, MA, Research Assistant (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


Pete Watkins, Associate Director

Pete Watkins
Pete Watkins is an Associate Director in the Teaching and Learning Center where he facilitates faculty development programming on a range of topics including a focus on online learning. In addition, he is a faculty member in the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate. He has worked in higher education since 2000 and has extensive teaching experience, both face-to-face and online, as well as expertise in course design, curriculum development and accreditation. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in social work from Temple University. In 2010, he was a member of the first group of faculty to earn the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate and in 2012 completed the Provost's Teaching Academy. Pete believes that excellent teachers continually grow, develop and learn from one another.

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Johanna Inman, MFA, Assistant Director

Johanna Inman

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.


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Simuelle Myers, MA, Instructional Designer

Simuelle Myers
In the role of Instructional Designer, Simuelle works with faculty and teaching assistants to effectively deliver online courses and to reconfigure existing courses to reflect best practices in online learning. She also is active in the facilitation of TLC workshops, trainings and professional events. Simuelle received her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in cultural anthropology and her master's degree in applied sociology, both at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has experience teaching both face-to-face and online courses and is currently an adjunct instructor for Delaware County Community College.

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Alex Aftuck, MS, Programming Graduate Extern

Alex Aftuck

Alex Aftuck is a graduate extern with the TLC working on event programming. Alex comes from a background of mathematics & education and holds an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Florida, but now studies architecture at Temple. His interests lie in experiential education and finding ways to bring energy and interest to math education.





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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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Shanta Hattikudur, PhD, Faculty Fellow

Shanta Hattikudur is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science department. She is interested in understanding mechanisms of learning. Currently my research focuses on the role of comparison in math learning and the development of mathematical reasoning skills. My work spans across developmental, cognitive, and educational psychology.

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Donna-Marie Peters, PhD, Faculty Fellow

Donna-Marie Peters, (Ph.D.) teaches in the sociology department and has taught a variety of race and diversity courses since she began teaching at Temple thirteen and half years ago. Donna-Marie co-facilitates the TLC workshop, Can We Talk? Teaching Race and Diversity in which she conceived five years ago. The long-time members of the core group of active faculty have overtime formed a TLC learning community. Since 2007, Donna-Marie has conducted teaching workshops at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching that address specific issues related to teaching courses on race and diversity at the undergraduate level. She is the founder and organizer of Global Women’s Dialogue events on campus. Donna-Marie’s research and numerous publications are in the area of race, gender, leisure, aging, the Black Family, and popular culture.

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Sreyrath Vann, Administrative Specialist

vannAs an Administrative Specialist at the Teaching and Learning Center, Sara Vann coordinates and assist in supervising 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. Sara has worked in Higher Education since 2007. Before joining the TLC, she was the Administrative Coordinator for the Early College & Dual Credit Programs at Eastern University, where she also earned her A.A. in Business Administration.

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Joshua Whearry, Graphic and Web Designer

Joshua Whearry
Joshua Whearry studied at Cabrini College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Prior to joining the TLC, Joshua worked as a freelance designer with The Creative Group, Creative Circle, and was also a writing tutor for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cabrini College. Joshua continues to work as a freelance designer focusing primarily on graphic identity design and marketing solutions in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Annette Ponnock, MA, 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. 

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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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