About the Presenters
Aaron Calhoun received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and subsequently completed a residency in Pediatrics (Northwestern University, 2004), and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (Harvard University, 2007). He is an assistant professor of pediatric critical care medicine in the School of Medicine, and practices as an intensivist at Kosair Children's Hospital, where he also serves as the director for the SPARC (Simulation for Pediatric Assessment, Resuscitation, and Communication) program. Dr. Calhoun's primary research focus is the teaching and assessment of teamwork and communication skills using high-fidelity simulation.
Julia Chariker is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Bioinformatics Core in the College of Arts and Sciences. She teaches courses in human cognition and learning. Her research combines the psychology of learning and cognition, new information technologies, and collaboration with experts in biology, medicine, and engineering.
Marci DeCaro is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of cognitive factors such as working memory in learning and performance situations. She studies these topics with adults and children in laboratory and educational contexts.
Steven Friedland is a professor of law at Elon University School of Law. He has taught in law schools for more than twenty years. He has won teaching awards at three different law schools, written several books about law teaching, and was one of twenty-five law teachers selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Harvard University Press book, What the Best Law Teachers Do. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and has earned L.LM. and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University School of Law.
Keith B. Lyle is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his B.S. in psychology from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. Dr. Lyle is a cognitive psychologist whose primary research interests focus on memory, including memory enhancement in educational and forensic settings and the relationship between handedness and memory.
Hunter Moseley is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his B.A. from Huntingdon College with majors in chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Moseley has a strong educational research interest in finding effective ways to integrate multiple advanced teaching and learning methods within college science courses. His scientific research interests are in developing computational methods for analyzing and interpreting biological and biophysical data that leverage biological and biophysical information in public databases and integrate system-wide analyses across omics-level datasets.
Christine Rich is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences with a specialty in organic chemistry. In addition to her chemistry work, she has had a long-time focus on chemistry education. Those efforts includ collaborating with pre-college science educators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as explorations for incorporating discovery-based experiments into the college laboratory curriculum. She is the PI for a current NSF-funded project targeting STEM retention at University of Louisville across nine different departments in Arts and Sciences and the Speed School.
Melissa L. Shirley is an assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Human Development. She holds degrees in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve University. She taught a variety of high school science courses for nine years in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, also earning a master's degree in educational leadership. She completed her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, where her work focused on the implementation of formative assessment in science classrooms.
Daniela Terson de Paleville is an assistant professor in exercise physiology in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development. Her research focus is neural activity after spinal cord injury (SCI) and rehabilitation strategies for affected individuals. She also researches body composition and metabolic function after SCI. She works at the University of Louisville Neuroscience Collaborative Center (at Owsley Brown Frazier Sports Medicine) and belongs to the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC). She is also conducting a research study at the University of Louisville Early Learning Campus called “Minds in Motion” to determine the effect of physical activity on preschoolers.
Thomas Tretter is an associate professor of science education in the College of Education and Human Development and is director of the university's Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. His research interests span efforts to strengthen science education for children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade and undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. Dr. Tretter's background includes engineering and education degrees, middle and high school science and mathematics teaching. He most recently served as a collaborator with University of Louisville faculty in nine different STEM departments to focus on strengthening undergraduates' experiences in University of Louisville STEM degree programs.
Pete Walton is associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Public Health. His main areas of interest include curriculum and course development and maintenance methodologies, student and faculty academic information systems, and development of the public health workforce. Dr. Walton received his M.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania. He co-founded and led a company to commercialize electronic medical record systems. After the company was acquired by a national healthcare corporation, he served as its VP for information systems, retiring in 1997. He joined the university's faculty in 1999.