The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning has a large and diverse staff ready to support your teaching endeavors. Here is a list of our staff, along with some information about each person. Professional staff are listed alphabetically, followed by support staff, graduate assistants, and part time staff.
Greg Siering, Ph.D.
Director, IU Bloomington
Phone: (812) 855-9174
Greg’s work within CITL focuses on developing a comprehensive approach to instructional development, as well as identifying new ways to foster and spread innovative teaching among the IUB faculty. He has a special interest in understanding the characteristics of innovative teachers and how programs can be structured to foster the growth of those qualities. Greg holds a PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition; his teaching background focuses on first-year writing courses.
Phone: (812) 856-5077
Jessica serves as the Advocates for Community Engagement (ACE) Coordinator for the Service-Learning Program. As the ACE Coordinator, Jessica supervises 40 undergraduate student ACEs who are working to facilitate and grow Service-Learning on the IU Bloomington campus through connecting community partners, faculty, and service-learning students. Jessica supports the work of the ACEs through educational and developmental opportunities focused on leadership, social justice, and civic engagement. Jessica has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Phone: (812) 855-6748
Matt specializes in the pedagogy behind multimedia learning and the technologies that best support student-centered learning strategies. His interests include finding creative solutions and applications for multimedia production, web development, and digital animation.
Phone: (812) 855-5062
Kate’s areas of engagement include blended and online learning environments, technology-enhanced active learning strategies, emerging technologies, and faculty learning communities. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Fine Arts Indiana University Bloomington in 2002.
Phone: (812) 856-1378
Madeleine serves as the campus Turnitin.com administrator and coordinates plagiarism prevention workshops. She has worked on several large multimedia projects, including foreign language projects, and has worked closely with faculty and her CITL colleagues in developing online courses for two schools at IUB. She has a B.S. Microbiology, M.S. Applied Health Science (Safety Management) and is working on her Ph.D. in Human Performance.
Phone: (812) 855-5193
Susan investigates new technologies and helps faculty and departments develop online and blended courses. Her interests include media design, how to teach and assess metacognitive skills, how to create engaging online and classroom learning environments, and how the tools we use shape the way we think, learn, and communicate. Susan received a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from IU in 1992.
John Paul Kanwit
Phone: (812) 855-7289
As the Campus Writing Program Director for CITL, John Paul helps instructors design, assess, and grade writing assignments. He has taught as a faculty member at Ohio Northern University and as an Associate Instructor at IU. John Paul’s research and teaching interests include writing pedagogy, the visual arts, and disability studies. He has a Ph.D. in English from IU and an M.A. in English from Georgetown University.
Katherine (Katie) Kearns
Phone: (812) 855-6869
Katie’s work focuses on the professional development of graduate student instructors, teaching in the sciences, and issues related to large class instruction. Before coming to IU, she taught a large freshman biology course and mentored graduate student teaching at Boston University. Katie received a BS in Biology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.
Phone: (812) 856-0647
Lisa’s work focuses on assessment at a variety of levels, including assessing students’ learning, helping faculty evaluate and improve their teaching, and working with programs to conduct curriculum review. She is interested in the challenges of designing courses in alignment with learning goals and the teaching of large courses. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University, and conducted postdoctoral research in neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine and at UCLA.
Phone: (812) 855-9023
Joan’s specialty lies in leading faculty groups to make disciplinary ways of thinking available to students. With David Pace she developed the “Decoding the Disciplines” approach to define crucial bottlenecks to learning, dissect and model expert thinking, and assess student performance. Joan and the History Learning Project (Pace and Professors Arlene Diaz and Leah Shopkow) were awarded the Menges Research Award from the Professional Development Network in Higher Education and the Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award.
Phone: (812) 855-9023
Brett consults with faculty on pedagogy-driven use of instructional technologies and develops and presents workshops on the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and related technologies. Brett’s other areas of engagement include blended and online learning environments and emerging technologies. He has a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from Indiana University including coursework in Information Networking, Systems Analysis & Design, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Phone: (812) 856-4231
George coordinates CITL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, where he advises and supports IUB instructors as they conduct classroom research and collect evidence of student learning. He is also co-facilitator of IUB’s Course Development Institute and consults with HPER, SPEA and other schools on instructional and curricular issues. George holds an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design/Organizational Development from the University of Illinois.
Phone: (812) 856-1347
Cordah specializes in direct support of faculty and instructors who are integrating technologies into teaching and learning. She has managed major grant-funded instructional technologies projects and specializes in projects supporting foreign language instruction. In addition, she has experience in copyright and fair use of media for instruction, anti-plagiarism strategies, course design and development, and distance learning.
Phone: (812) 855-1204
Kelly consults with faculty on best practices of instructional technologies in various learning environments. Her current interests are focused on active learning in the classroom, student collaboration, and student-centered learning. She holds an M.Ed. in Education with a focus in Educational Technology.
Phone: (812) 856-1367
Shannon's interests include assessment at all levels, curriculum design, and research methodology in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Prior to coming to IU, she has applied her interests in a STEM learning environment and taught a variety of psychology courses to both undergraduate and graduate students in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Shannon earned a BS in psychology from Ball State University, as well as a MA in experimental psychology and a Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction with a focus in higher education from Indiana State University.
Phone: (812) 856-5686
Michael serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Service-Learning Program. As the community liaison, Michael supports community partners by assessing needs that can be addressed by partnering with instructors teaching service-learning courses. Prior to joining IU, Michael directed a truly innovative youth leadership program in Kinshasa, Congo. Michael has a BA in conflict management and MA in sustainable tourism from IU.
Jo Ann Vogt
Phone: (812) 855-4928
Jo Ann leads a staff of 50 tutors at Writing Tutorial Services (WTS), where she is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of WTS tutors. She also consults with faculty interested in using writing to enhance their students’ learning. Before coming to IUB, Jo Ann served nearly twenty years as a consultant and writing center director at University of Missouri, Columbia.
Phone: (812) 855-6738
Anita Shields has been site manager at Writing Tutorial Services for over thirteen years, where she oversees daily operations of a major writing center; before that she worked for IU’s English department.
Phone: (812) 855-9023
Sharon Smith is Office Services Assistant for CITL, coordinating daily operations and communications for our large staff. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Continuing Studies from Indiana University.
Keely is the instructional consultant assistant, providing support for educational research projects, conference presentations, and workshops (e.g., Teaching Philosophy Statements) for faculty and associate instructors. She is a doctoral candidate in the Medical Sciences Program completing her degree in Anatomy with a focus on educational research. Keely is active in the scholarship of teaching and learning in her field through learning communities and professional anatomy organizations.
Yarí Cruz RíosYarí is collaborating with faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff to deepen our understanding of both the teaching of diversity-related topics (such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation) as well as the experiences of diverse and historically underrepresented instructors. She is a doctoral student in American Studies and has taught a variety of courses at IUB, from freshman composition to "narco culture." Yarí's position is supported by a two-year grant from the Professional and Organizational Development Network as well as IU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE), the Office of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), and the University Graduate School (UGS).
Eric is an instructional technology assistant, providing specialized support for Canvas through workshop support and consultations/troubleshooting for IUB faculty. He is current working on his Ph.D. in Theater History, Theory, and Literature, and has been an Associate Instructor since 2011.
Louie is the Turning Technologies intern who provides support for instructors and their students who use student response systems (clickers).
Charlie is a graduate assistant who supports all aspects of our Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program (SOTL). This includes facilitating our SOTL grants and events along with the dissemination of local research about teaching and learning. He is pursuing a master’s in Learning Sciences with an emphasis on educational design.
Ling is an instructional technology assistant.
Erin is the Lead Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) in our Service Learning Program, where she focuses on the support, training, and development of fellow ACEs who work in nonprofit agencies around Bloomington and Monroe County. Advocates for Community Engagement (ACEs) are undergraduate peer facilitators who build and maintain service-learning experiences for fellow undergraduate students.