Jennifer Anderson, Ph.D., is the program director of the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. She joined the Delphi Center in May 2017 after working as an assistant professor of political science at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) for six years. Jennifer was the 2016 recipient of TTU’s Outstanding Teaching Award in General Education. In her current role, she encourages UofL classroom innovation through coordinating and delivering programs at the TILL.
IL Barrow is the QEP specialist for assessment. Prior to this role, IL was the senior institutional research analyst for the University of Louisville’s Office of Academic Planning and Accountability. IL brings to his QEP role an extensive knowledge of national assessment instruments (e.g. NSSE, CIRP, and CAAP), assessment of student learning outcomes, retention studies, and various data analyses related to student success. He also brings wide-ranging experiences in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and graduate admissions and student services. IL coordinates unit and university QEP assessments.
Marie Kendall Brown
Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is associate director for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Marie develops and delivers faculty development programs and services to foster teaching excellence at UofL. Marie’s research focuses on faculty learning and development, teaching for retention in STEM, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective.
Beth Case is the program manager for Digital, Emerging, and Assistive Technologies at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. She has two master’s degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and one in Instructional Technology. She is also completing her dissertation for a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology. Prior to returning to graduate school, Beth worked in postsecondary disability services for 13 years. Her background in both disability services and instructional technology prepares her for helping faculty make online courses accessible to students with disabilities. She stays on top of emerging trends in using technology in education and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.
Ray Chastain, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Louisville. He has been teaching math and physics for more than ten years at both the high school and college level. In addition to his teaching, Ray is also engaged in physics education research, particularly in investigating the factors that lead to student success in the introductory physics sequence.
Denise Cumberland, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education leadership, evaluation and organizational development at the University of Louisville. Her research and teaching interests include organizational development, workplace and information ethics, organizational analysis, and franchising. As a former corporate marketing strategist, Denise continues to innovate at UofL. She received a “Top 4” Faculty Favorite Award for 2015-2016.
Alicia Montgomery Dunlap
Alicia Montgomery Dunlap is the assistant director for technology at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Alicia maintains and manages Blackboard, the university’s learning management system and its associate applications, such as: Collaborate and Tegrity. Her additional duties include managing the audio/visual equipment, services provided at Shelby Campus and the technology needs of the Delphi Center. Previously, Alicia was director of information technology at the Kentucky State Fair Board for 18 years. Alicia has a B.S. in Workforce Leadership from the University of Louisville, and is currently working toward her master’s in the same area of study.
Aimee Greene, M.S., assistant director of Instructional Design and Technology at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, has a B.S. in Special Education and a M.S. in Instructional Technology both from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a member of the Delphi Center’s staff, Aimee combines her previous instructional design, project management and facilitation experience to oversee the design, development, implementation and evaluation of web-based instruction. Aimee also has experience in face-to-face and online course delivery facilitation as a faculty member in the Education department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an adjunct instructor for the College of Education and Human Development at UofL.
Nisha Gupta, Ph.D., has been teaching women’s and gender studies, philosophy, peace studies, and critical theory for nearly 20 years, previously at Syracuse University. Since coming to UofL in 2009, as part of the Ideas to Action (i2a) team, Nisha has been developing a knowledge and research base in critical thinking, assessment of student learning, and reflective writing. She is the point person for the Culminating Undergraduate Experience and serves on both the Teaching and Learning and QEP teams of the Delphi Center.
Deb Hatfield, M. Ed., instructional designer at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, has a B.S in business from Spalding University and an M. Ed., in education from the University of Louisville. As a member of the Delphi Center’s staff, Deb combines her previous instructional design, project management and facilitation experience to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of web-based instruction. She collaborates with subject-matter experts to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Deb also has experience in online course delivery facilitation as an adjunct faculty member with the University of Louisville and the University of Phoenix Online.
Jenna Haugen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Management Department, where she teaches business communication courses. Her interest in experiential learning has guided her teaching practice to real-world application of course material. She uses the core competency approach that teaches students to be professional, clear, concise, evidence-driven and persuasive and is currently writing a text called Competent: Becoming a better business communicator.
Jeffrey L. Hieb is associate professor in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at the University of Louisville. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Furman University, Greenville, SC, in 1992. After working in a small family business for many years, Jeff went back to school, earning his M.S. in Computer Science in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering in 2008, both from the University of Louisville. Upon completing his degree, Jeff joined the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, where he teaches engineering mathematics. His research interests include cyber-security for industrial control systems, educational technology, and undergraduate STEM education. Dr. Hieb has 11 peer–reviewed journal publications, 29 conference publications, 7 book chapters, and 2 patents. He has collaborated on research that included over $1M of funding from NIHS, NSF, KSTC, DARPA-SBIR program, and Kentucky State Matching funds. In 2014, Jeff received the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award from the University of Louisville.
Linda Leake, M.Ed., serves as a computer specialist, UofL Blackboard technical support and trainer as well as instructional designer for the Delphi Center. She has been employed at the university since January 1995. In her Delphi Center roles, she assists UofL faculty in developing and using computer presentations and technologies for instructional use in the classroom. Linda specializes in computer presentations, project consulting, and web-course development. She received her B.S. in Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville in 1994 and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology in 2003. She was a recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Performance Award and continues to provide outstanding service to the university community.
Ryan Luke. Ph.D., is the Adaptive Learning Program Director at the University of Louisville. Prior to this role, Ryan taught college level mathematics for almost ten years. In addition to Mathematics, he holds a degree in Computer Science and began investigating digital courseware because of his interest in Mathematical Computing. His passion for teaching and love for students fueled his dedication to student growth and success initiatives. He now leads a team in the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning to aid faculty in implementing adaptive and personalized learning through digital solutions.
Goldburn P. Maynard Jr., is assistant professor of law at the Brandeis School of Law, where he teaches courses in taxation, gratuitous transfers, and elder law. His research focuses on issues of wealth distribution and inequality, tax policy, and America’s aging population. Professor Maynard takes a learning-centered approach to teaching, which is guided by research on pedagogical methods. He was a participant in the 2015-16 Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty.
Shira Rabin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. She teaches courses on Introductory Biology, Microbiology, and Immunology. Her research concerns science pedagogy, and models of community outreach in the sciences. She has developed collaborations with JCPS and the Area Health Educational Centers (AHEC) and has published in such journals as Infection & Immunity and Journal of Infectious Disease.
Stephen B. Swan
Steve Swan, M. Ed., is the director of the instructional technology program in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. Steve came to UL as a 31-year educator in Jefferson County Public Schools culminating in the position of Instructional Technology Specialist. Steve worked with his staff developing and delivering professional development on technology use in the classroom as well as online learning in Jefferson County Public Schools. He has also worked in the area of online learning with the University of Toronto's, School of Education, OISE, in developing an interactive online platform called Knowledge Forum. He embraces new ideas, change knowledge, and the power of the online environment.
Angela Storey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on community activism and participatory processes of urban governance, with on-going projects in Cape Town, South Africa, and in Louisville. She developed a dedication to learner-centered pedagogies and active learning practices through completion of a Certificate in College Teaching at the University of Arizona and participation in the UofL’s Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty.
Jason Zahrndt works as the digital media consultant for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and he coordinates the Digital Media Suite in Ekstrom Library. In previous positions as a college English instructor and college librarian, he sought ways for students to engage with digital media and tools across many learning management systems and web-based platforms. Jason continues this goal as he works with faculty to design and implement digital assignments for on-ground and online courses.