Meet the Team
The team members leading the ongoing effort to support and document Ideas to Action
Along with the i2a Facilitators representing units across campus, and an existing i2a Task Group made up of faculty, staff and students, there is an i2a Team based at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. They are:
Patricia (Patty) Payette, Ph.D. is the executive director of the "Ideas to Action" initiative and associate director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to this position, Dr. Payette was assistant director of faculty development programs in the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development at Michigan State University. She comes to the university with expertise in faculty development, curriculum and program design as well as previous work experience at the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Email Dr. Payette with questions or comments, or to discuss your involvement or interest in the i2a initiative.
Cathy L. Bays, Ph.D. is the i2a specialist for assessment and brings a wealth of experience in assessment, teaching, and curricular enhancement to this role. She has served as a faculty member in the School of Nursing for 15 years. She is currently an associate professor and served for five years as director of the Undergraduate Program. She is coordinating unit and University i2a assessments. Email Dr. Bays if you wish to discuss your assessment plans or seek assistance with your assessment or outcome activities.
Nisha Gupta, Ph.D. is the i2a specialist for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences. Prior to this position, she was the associate director for professional development programs of the Graduate School at Syracuse University. She comes to Ideas to Action with a background in community development, curricular design, and teaching women’s studies. Email Dr. Gupta with your questions, comments, and interests in implementing Culminating Undergraduate Experiences.
Edna Ross, Ph.D. is the i2a specialist for critical thinking. Dr. Ross brings extensive classroom teaching and course management skills to the position, as well as expertise in designing and presenting faculty development workshops on topics ranging from instructional technology to diversity. Dr. Ross has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences for 24 years and serves as the director of the department's Introduction to Psychology course. Email Dr. Ross if you or your unit would like support in developing or implementing critical thinking materials or training resources.
Judi Murray is the program coordinator for i2a and provides event planning and administrative support for the team's programs and services. Judi brings to i2a over 20 years of administrative and supervisory experience in academia, telecommunications and the hospitality industries. Prior to joining the University of Louisville, Judi owned and operated a bakery in Western New York and brings to this position her entrepreneurial skills and spirit. Email Judi with questions regarding i2a.
Roy Fuller, Ph.D. is the 2012-2013 Delphi Center Part-Time Faculty Fellow. In this role, he provides leadership for the Part-Time Faculty Institute and related Faculty Learning Community program, as well as the i2a Part-Time Faculty Cohort. Roy brings to the Delphi Center over twenty years of teaching experience at numerous institutions, including his ongoing teaching for UofL in the Division of Humanities where he offers courses in Religious Studies. Email Roy Fuller with any questions regarding the programs for part-time faculty offered through the Delphi Center.
Lindsay Peters is the graduate assistant for i2a and provides assistance and support for programs and services across the initiative. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Western Kentucky University in 2009, Lindsay worked in recruiting with Northwestern Mutual for just over two years. Lindsay currently is a graduate student working toward her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel in the College of Education and Human Development. Email Lindsay with questions regarding i2a.