The SoTL Resource Group is a group of faculty/staff with expertise/experience in one or more areas of SoTL. This might be expertise in doing SoTL (e.g., designing studies, doing analyses, finding appropriate literature) or expertise in a substantive area on which one might conduct SoTL (e.g., collaborative learning, writing-across-the-curriculum, use of instructional technology). Each of these individuals has agreed to serve as a volunteer resource person to others interested in doing SoTL. For each resource group member (they are listed in alphabetical order by last name), his/her contact information and area of expertise are listed. You may contact any of these individuals for advice or assistance. If you have expertise in doing SoTL work and would like to become a member of this group, please contact Kathleen McKinney at email@example.com.
Gary Creasey, Professor, Psychology and Chair IRB, 438-8139
SoTL and IRB protocols; SoTL research methods
Dale Fitzgibbons, Professor, MQM, 438-5093
All phases of publishing SoTL articles
Dianne Gardner, Assistant Professor, EAF, 438-2040
SoTL work related to assessment, standards, and curricular alignment
Patricia A. Jarvis, Professor of Psychology, 438-8425
All phases of SoTL work. Special topic areas of interest are motivating students, using activities in and out of the classroom in large classes, incorporating technology into teaching and learning, exploring student's cognitive belief systems developmentally, learner autonomy, and promoting SoTL in reward structures in higher education.
Ken Jerich, Professor Emeritus, Curriculum and Instruction
Areas of curriculum, instruction, learning, evaluation, assessment, accreditation, induction and mentoring, professional development, and professional consultation for college/university teaching.
James Kalmbach, Professor of English, 438-7648
Web-based teaching and learning; studies of technology and pedagogy, history of technology and teaching.
Kathleen McKinney, Cross Chair and Professor Emeritus, Sociology/Anthropology
Designing and conducting many forms of SoTL; Writing, submitting, revising, and resubmitting manuscripts for publication to SoTL outlets; SoTL publication outlets
Joan Mullin, Professor and Chair, English Studies, 438-3667
Writing in the disciplines; designing assessments for assignments; SoTL on art and design pedagogy
Sharon Naylor, Associate Professor, Milner Library, 438-7188
Finding sources for writing SoTL literature reviews
Rob Rhykerd, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, 438-8550
SoTL topic areas of evaluating the effects of critical thinking exercises and applying course concepts to real-world situations and developing group-learning activities that require student participation which may increase student comprehension
Cheri Simonds, Associate Professor, Communication, 438-7550
SoTL topic areas of student perceptions of innovative assignments and student engagement; Publishing SoTL work
Wendy Troxel, Associate Professor, Educational Administration and Foundations, 438-7668
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, Classroom Action Research, Classroom Assessment Techniques, Program Evaluation
Jeff Walsh, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Science, 438-3221
SoTL research methods, student-centered learning, students as active research participants, Active Learning Strategies, Student Civic Engagement
Dane Ward, Acting Dean, Milner Library, 438-7215
Libraries, Organizational Development, Information Literacy