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Debra Fowler, Ph.D.Debra_small-(1).jpg

Director
dfowler@tamu.edu | 979.845.0717 | 206A YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program Design and (Re)Design
  • Transformative Doctoral Education Model
  • Organizational Leadership and Mentorship
  • Organizational Influence and Change
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Critical Thinking and Reflection

 

Ra-sheedah_Small-(1).jpgRa'sheedah Richardson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

sheedah@tamu.edu | 979.845.0793 | 200G YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Inquiry Learning
  • Graduate Student Mentoring
  • Future Faculty Development and Teaching Assistant Training
  • Classroom Observation and Feedback
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Active Learning and Student Engagement
  • Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL Liaison)

 

Jean_Small-(1).jpgJean Layne, M.S.

Lead Instructional Consultant

jlayne@tamu.edu | 979.862.4269 | 200H YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Active Learning and Student Engagement
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Connecting Faculty and Student Success
  • Learning Outcomes and Course Design
  • Course Development Guide and Syllabus
  • Interpreting and Acting on Student Evaluation Feedback
  • Describing Teaching Impact

  

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Instructional Consultant
npoling@tamu.edu | 979.458.0387 | 200A YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Motivation, Engagement, and Today's Student
  • Interactive Teaching Methods and Active Learning
  • Writing Effective Assessment Items
  • Effective Facilitation of Small Group Work
  • Program Design and (Re)Design

 

Samantha Shields, M.Ed.Sam_Small.jpg

Instructional Consultant
s.shields@tamu.edu | 979.862.2080 | 200C YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evidence-based Teaching Practices
  • Teaching and Learning (STEM Emphasis) 
  • Program Design and (Re)Design
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Team-Based Learning


 

Adam Smith, Ph.D.Sam_Small.jpg

Instructional Consultant
adamhsmith@tamu.edu | 979.458.0338 | 200D YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Motivation and Classroom Engagement
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Critical Reflection for Student Learning and Teaching Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion‚Äč

 

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English Language Proficiency Consultant
bcooper@tamu.edu | 979.458.4203 | 230 LAAH

Areas of Expertise:

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • American English Pronunciation
  • Language Assessment

 

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English Language Proficiency Consultant
glawsonpayne@tamu.edu | 979.458.9277 | 231 LAAH

Areas of Expertise:

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • American English Pronunciation
  • Language Assessment

 

ClRa-sheedah_Small-(1).jpgint Patterson, Ed.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

capatterson@tamu.edu | 979.845.8392 | 206 YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Higher Education
  • Organizational Leadership and Change
  • Student Development and Engagement
  • Academic Grant Writing
  • Program Design and (Re)Design
  • Graduate Education

 

MaryShannon Williamsmaryshannon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

maryshannon0331@tamu.edu | 979.458.6638 | 206 YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Design
  • Communities of Practice
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Teaching and Learning Technologies
  • Active Learning
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Sherri MacWillie, M.Ed.Sherri_Small.jpg

Project Manager II

smacwillie@tamu.edu | 979.862.1655 | 206 YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Event Management
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Advancement
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Process Improvement
  • Montague-CTE Scholar Awards

 

Kristy Brubaker, A.S.Sherri_Small.jpg

Administrative Coordinator

kristen.brubaker@tamu.edu | 979.458.0386 | 206 YMCA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Human Resource
  • Budget and Accounting
  • Office Administration  
  • Business Operations
  • Client Relations
  • Purchasing
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