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Our Team

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Executive Director
dfowler@tamu.edu | 979.845.0717 | 333 ILCB


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

 

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Associate Director
sheedah@tamu.edu | 979.845.0793 | 305D Nagle


Areas of Expertise:
  • Preparation of Future Faculty and Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching
  • Active Learning and Student Engagement
  • Learning Communities
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • Classroom Observation and Feedback
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL Liaison)


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Assistant Director
bcooper@tamu.edu | 979.458.4203 | 305E Nagle


Areas of Expertise:
  • Instructional Excellence Project
  • Classroom Communication
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Assessment


 
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Assistant Director of Curriculum Development
s.shields@tamu.edu | 334 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Program Design and (Re)Design
  • Innovative Pedagogies
  • Teaching and Learning (STEM Emphasis) 
  • Course Design (Large Intro Courses)
  • Innovative Learning Classroom Building (ILCB) Contact
  • Texas A&M University-Qatar Liaison
  • University Curriculum Committee (UCC) Member - Ex-Officio

 

ClinClintt Patterson, Ed.D.

Assistant Director of Mentoring
capatterson@tamu.edu | 325 ILCB


Areas of Expertise:
  • Higher Education
  • Organizational Leadership and Change
  • Student Development and Engagement
  • Academic Grant Writing
  • Mentorship Development
  • Transformative Doctoral Education Model


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Jean Layne, M.S.

Lead Instructional Consultant
jlayne@tamu.edu | 979.862.4269 | 329 ILCB


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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Senior Instructional Consultant
npoling@tamu.edu | 327 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Student Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Motivation, and Engagement
  • Interactive Teaching Methods
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Facilitating Effective Small Group Work
  • Program Design and (Re)Design
  • HELLO2 (Humanizing Education, Leadership, and Learning Online/Offline) Professional Development in Teaching Certificate Program

 

Ginessa Payne, M.A.Ginessa

Senior Instructional Consultant - ELP Program
glawsonpayne@tamu.edu | 979.458.9277 | 305F Nagle

Areas of Expertise:
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • American English Pronunciation
  • Language Assessment
 

Jeana Guillory, M.S.Jeana

Consultant - Leadership Development
jguillory@tamu.edu | 328 ILCB


Areas of Expertise:
  • Connecting Faculty and Student Success
  • Small Group Facilitation
  • Faculty Career Development
  • Critical and Reflective Thinking
  • Strategic Communication
  • Leadership & Team Development
 

Jonan Donaldson, Ph.D.Jonan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

jonandonaldson@tamu.edu | 326.01 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Learning Sciences
  • Constructionist Learning
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Creativity

BahmanBahman Shahri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

shahri@tamu.edu | 326.02 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Curriculum and Evaluation Design
  • Cross-Cultural Competencies
  • Language and Identity
  • Global Education
  • Reflective Practices
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Professional Development
 

Mahjabin Chowdhury, Ph.D.Mahjabin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

mahjabin@tamu.edu | 326.03 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Game Based Learning
  • Constructionist Learning
  • Literacy
  • Network Analysis
  • Learning Experience Design

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Carlos Elarba, B.F.AKristy

Project Manager I

carlos_elarba@tamu.edu | 979.862.1655 | 326.06 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Website Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Programming and Event Planning
  • External Relations
  • Office Administration 
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Kristy Brubaker, A.S.Kristy

Senior Administrative Coordinator 

kristen.brubaker@tamu.edu | 979.458.0386 | 326.05 ILCB

Areas of Expertise:
  • Human Resource
  • Budget and Accounting
  • Office Administration  
  • Business Operations
  • Client Relations
  • Purchasing
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