About the Presenters
Joseph G. D’Ambrosio is a research manager and part-time assistant professor at the Kent School of Social Work. His work focuses on sustainable health initiatives that promote livable intergenerational aging communities where people are able to age in place. His interest is in creating optimal health by intersecting workforce, infrastructure, funding, self-governance, management and community leadership. He is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and has presented at numerous national conferences on his work. He teaches research in the BSW program and introduction to marriage and family therapy in the MSSW program.
Beth Boehm is a professor of English, vice provost for graduate affairs, and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. She has won two A&S Teaching Awards, the President's Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Career of Service Award. Since she tries to lecture as little as possible and teaches classes that are usually smaller than fifty students, she knows little about lecture and is thus the perfect person to facilitate the day’s faculty panel discussion.
Paul J. DeMarco is a professor of psychological and brain sciences and associate dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. He received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology and neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. His research program focuses on developing and refining physiological measures of visual system function. He teaches graduate and undergraduate-level courses in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, including serving as an instructor and co-course director for the department’s large Introduction to Psychology course.
Anna C. Faul is professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the Kent School of Social Work. She is a Hartford Faculty Scholar and has attracted millions in federal, state and foundation research dollars to the school since her arrival at the university in 2000. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on various research topics over the years, ranging from child welfare, measurement issues in social work, women and diversity issues, to gerontology and health disparities. She teachers advanced research and statistics in the Ph.D. program.
Nisha Gupta is the Ideas to Action Specialist for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences and an adjunct faculty member in women and gender studies. Her work focuses on the development of programs, courses, and projects of engagement, diversity, senior experiences and related critical thinking projects. She has worked in faculty development for over 20 years and as a faculty member in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University with a particular focus on the authentic self and the reflective teacher.
Barry Haworth is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics where he has taught for 18 years. His annual course load typically includes two to three sections of the economic principles course with as many as 170 students. He also has extensive experience teaching smaller sections of the honors economic principles course. He has received several College of Business teaching awards, numerous Faculty Favorite nominations, and a number of Red & Black Student Athlete Banquet Faculty Mentor invitations.
Jeffrey L. Hieb is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals and has been a faculty member since 2008. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude from Furman University with bachelor degrees in computer science and philosophy, and completed his Ph.D. in computer science engineering at UofL in 2008. Since completing his degree, he has been teaching engineering mathematics courses to first and second year engineering students and continuing his research in the area of high assurance security solutions for industrial control systems. Jeff is also interested in educational technology, and is working to develop and evaluate effective uses of Tablet PCs for classroom instruction.
Amy Holthouser is an internist and a pediatrician who specializes in the care of hospital patients and medical school teaching. She is a strong proponent of any form of engaged learning, including flipped classroom models and Team Based Learning (TBL). She runs a 160-student TBL-only course that integrates foundational basic sciences with clinical science in the second year of the medical school program. She also serves as the assistant dean for medical education and is NIH-grant-funded for her work in interdisciplinary Palliative Care education.
Thomas Lawson is a professor at the Kent School of Social Work where he has been a faculty member for the past 20 years. His research focuses on two primary areas: assisting in the development of social work education and services in other countries and analyzing and comparing social and health policy in the global context. He is a retired army social work officer who developed the military social work specialization at the Kent School. He teaches advanced research and statistics in the Ph.D. program, as well as international policy analysis and military social work in the MSSW program.
Rich Lewine is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences where he teaches Introductory Psychology, an undergraduate CUE, and supervises graduate students in clinical psychology. Rich received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Kentucky and was recently elected to serve as Academic liaison to the Kentucky Psychological Association Board of Directors.
Christy Metzger is the director for the Office of First Year Initiatives. Christy earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and psychology from Transylvania University and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from UofL. Her fields of study and work have included first year experience, international and experiential learning, and Spanish instruction.
Warren (Dale) McIntosh is a full-time computer information systems faculty member in the College of Business. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UofL’s College of Business and a Master of Science in Human Resources Education from the College of Education and Human Development. His academic interests include training and development, instructional design, the flipped classroom and instructional technologies.
Lori A. Norton-Meier is an associate professor in literacy education. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in language, literacy and culture from the University of Iowa. Her interests include early childhood literacy and the role of play in a child’s developing literacy, family literacy practices, inquiry curriculum and media literacy particularly related to gender. She has multiple publications in literacy studies including two books on the intersection between science inquiry and literacy practices.
Michael Rowland is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and the College of Education and Human Development where he serves as director of the Certificate in Health Professions Education Program, a program designed to develop and enhance the teaching, research, and program and organizational evaluation skills of current health sciences faculty, future faculty, and graduate students on the Health Sciences Campus. He also serves as associate dean for diversity initiatives and community engagement at the School of Medicine. He completed his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University where his work focused on adult and workforce education.
Doug Shadle is a visiting assistant professor of music history and teaches courses at all levels of the School of Music curriculum. His primary area of expertise is American classical music, but he recently published an article on strategies for teaching medieval and Renaissance music in the peer-reviewed Journal of Music History Pedagogy (available on the Ideas to Action publications website). His own undergraduate music instructors continue to motivate him to pursue excellence both as a musician and as a teacher.
Joseph M. Steffen is a professor of biology, an associate faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and chair of the Faculty Senate. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Creighton University, and a Ph.D. in comparative animal physiology from the University of New Mexico. His research program focuses on hormonal relationships to obesity and diabetes. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biology including serving as an instructor of the department’s large Unity of Life introductory course.
Kira Taylor is an assistant professor of epidemiology and population health at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). She also holds an M.A.Ed. with a focus on secondary science education from Wake Forest University. She taught high school biology and chemistry full-time before becoming an epidemiologist. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in epidemiology, and now teaches courses in genetic epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology and statistical foundations. She serves on the teaching and learning working group at SPHIS.
Richard Wilson is a professor and the chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). He is engaged in evaluation research with a number of public health agencies and programs. He currently teaches graduate students, but he taught undergraduate students for many years. He serves on the teaching and learning working group at SPHIS.