Institute Faculty

Participants work with nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. Each team will have a faculty liaison and cluster with other teams working with the same liaison. In addition to attending Institute sessions, teams schedule consulting appointments with an array of Institute faculty. 


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Seminole State College of Florida

Areas of Expertise: project-based learning; first-year experience; innovative pedagogy through technology; guided pathways; curriculum development; community college student engagement and success


Timothy K. Eatman, Syracuse UniversityTimothy K. Eatman

Rutgers University - Newark

Areas of Expertise: educational equity; publicly engaged scholarship; faculty rewards; institutional transformation; P-16 partnerships; diversity; STEM success


Ashley Finley Ashley Finley


Areas of Expertise: connecting student mindsets and well-being with high-impact practices and equity, integrating high-impact practices with general education and curricular reform, leveraging assessment for improvement, strategic design and program implementation, developing authentic civic and community engagement


David Hubert, Salt Lake Community CollegeDavid Hubert

Salt Lake Community College

Areas of Expertise: ePortfolio pedagogy; signature assignments and reflection; faculty professional development; General Education assessment using ePortfolios; ePortfolio program review; learning communities; study abroad; bringing HIPs initiatives to scale


 Kate Drezek McConnell


Areas of Expertise: AAC&U's VALUE approach to authentic assessment, course-embedded assessment; aligning pedagogy with assessment efforts; rubrics; faculty development; leveraging the learning sciences in the classroom; campus change initiatives


mcnair.pngTia Brown McNair


Areas of Expertise: underserved student success, engagement, and inclusion; assessing high-impact practices and intentionality; inquiry-based analysis; cross-divisional collaboration; equity-minded data analysis and decision making; institutional planning


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University of Wisconsin System Administration

Areas of Expertise: educational equity and inclusion; pre-college programming and assessment; strategic planning and implementation; student success program development and coordination; collective impact theory; Summer Bridge programs, college student behavioral (mental) health; precollege pipeline efforts


bpackard2.pngBecky Wai-Ling Packard

Mount Holyoke College

Areas of Expertise: faculty development; STEM persistence and learning; facilitating difficult conversations and dialogue; mentoring and advising initiatives; success of first generation college students and students of color; integrative learning, leadership, career development; creating sustainable department and cross-division initiatives; inclusive campus and departmental climate 


lynn_web.jpgLynn Pasquerella


Areas of Expertise: advocacy for liberal education; access to excellence in higher education; civic engagement; strategic planning; assessment and accreditation


pendakur2019_web.jpgVijay Pendakur


Areas of Expertise: student success; equity design; diversity and inclusion; campus-wide crisis management


Perez2.pngEyra A. Pérez

Excelencia in Education

Areas of Expertise: Hispanic Serving Institutions; Latino student access and success; student leadership and development; student transfer; student financial aid; P-20 educational pipelines; college and career readiness; grant development and fundraising


George Sanchez, University of Southern CaliforniaGeorge Sanchez

University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise: campus diversity; faculty recruitment; undergraduate research; first generation college students; civic engagement; Latino student success


Thorington-Springer.jpg Jennifer Thorington Springer

Indiana University Purdue University

Areas of Expertise: high-impact practices and engaged student learning, planning, implementation, and assessment of experiential learning; student affairs; diversity, equity, and inclusion


Cia Verschelden


Areas of Expertise: educational equity preK-16; effects on student cognitive capacity of poverty, racism, classism, homophobia, and other “differentisms;” assessment of student learning; documenting learning across the curricular and cocurricular; accreditation; allyship


 Dawn Michele Whitehead


Areas of Expertise: Civic engagement; community-based global learning; curriculum revision; global learning; high impact practices; integrative learning; internationalization; integration of diversity, equity and inclusion and global learning