SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
Assistant Dean for Integrative Learning Fall 2017-Present
-Chair of Curriculum Committee for the School for Integrative & Engaged Learning (SIEL)
-Manages all academic scheduling for SIEL
-Oversses assessment for SIEL
-Coordinates and develops e-portfolio system for University
-Oversees all aspects of Jumpstart GE program.
-Oversees and develops events, programs, and other activities that promote integrative learning of all forms for the University.
-Represents SIEL on University Committees
Provost Faculty Fellow for Academic Affairs Fall 2013-Spring 2017
-Oversee the University's Jumpstart GE program.
-Chair of SUU GE Committee
-Member of General Education Taskforce, Utah System of Higher Education
-Faculty Fellow for the State of Utah (Team of five). Faculty Collaboratives grant. Lumina Foundation/Association of American Colleges & Universities
-Strategic Enrollment Planning Committee. This team consists of all of SUU Deans and Provost's Office.
-Executive Retention Committee. Team consists of executive officials from SUU Housing, Student Affairs, Institutional Research, Registrar, and Provost's Office.
Jumpstart GE: What's different about about Jumpstart? Everything. Imagine 50 students, 8 faculty, 33 credits, and one amzing educational experience. I designed and implemented an entire GE curriculum to become fully integrated within a one-year time span. This program took a year to design and was implemented in the Fall of 2015. Since then we have expanded to 2 sections of 42 students. Thus far, fall-to-fall retetention of Jumpstart students is nearly 30% higher than in comparison to other students. SUU will continue to expand the program slowly over the next few years.
GE Assessment Design and Implementation: Designed and implemented a campus-wide assessment program using the CANVAS learning management system. This was accomplished through coordination and planning with IT, SUU Online, SUU Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning. The system has been in full-scale use since the fall of 2015 and provids the University with assessment possibilities never before seen in the state of Utah. I am currently working with a few other USHE institutions to assist them in adopting this system. This program relied on the adoption of the AAC&U's Essential Learning Outcomes by the 150+ SUU General Education faculty. In one year's time, well over half of the faculty have successfully included the assigned ELOs into their courses and assessed the students using the new system.
Focused Interest Groups: I also coordinate all FIGs that fall within the GE program at SUU. These are groups of courses (Duos, Trios, and in some cases larger groups) that work together to both streamline registration and to create a more integrated curriculum.
Associate Professor 2014-Present; Assist. Professor 2007-2013; Lect. 2002-2006
• Courses taught on a regular basis consisting of class sizes between 25-150 students.
• Human Physiology (BIOL 2420/2425 lab) as required
• Principles of Biology (BIOL 1010/1015 lab non-majors)
• Human Biology (BIOL 1020/1025 lab) Fall & Spring as required
• General Biology I & II (BIOL 1610, 1620 with associated labs) as required
• First Year Experience (UNIV 1000) F 2002-2006
• Evolutionary Biology (BIOL 5560) Summer
• Biology Methods for Secondary Education (BIOL 4900) F
• Student Teaching Observations F,S
• Natural History (BIOL 2000) Fall
• Herpetology/ichthyology (BIOL 3470) 2002
• History & Literature of Biology (BIOL 4070) Spring
Adjunct Professor: 2007-2008
• Principles of Biology (BIOL 100) 1 sections each semester
• Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 200) 1 section of 50 for two semesters
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Teaching Assistant: 2000-2002
• Assisted professor in teaching courses, handled all lab instruction and grading.
• Principles of Biology (BIOL 100) F, S
• Nature Appreciation (BIOL 134) F
• Ecology (BIOL 350) S
TUAHCAHN HIGH SCHOOL for the PERFORMING ARTS
Public High School Teacher: 1999-2000
• Honor Biology
• AP Environmental Science