Staff

CITL Staff

Director, CITL

Phone:
(812) 855-9174
Email:
gsiering@indiana.edu

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.

Equity and Inclusion Specialist

Email:
citldiv1@indiana.edu

Aaminah works to develop and facilitate equitable pathways for instuctors with the CITL team. She specializes in matters related to racially and socioeconomically marginalized populations on campus. Prior to her efforts at IUB, she created departmental curricula and workshops dedicated to sustaining inclusive practices within the classroom and beyond. Aaminah is currently a Ph.D. student studying Higher Education and Student Affairs. She holds a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Instructional Technology Consultant

Phone:
812-855-9891
Email:
ericbrin@indiana.edu

Eric is focused on supporting and collaborating with instructors to implement tools that improve equitable, student-focused teaching. Prior to joining CITL, they taught a second-level writing course on Criticizing Television as a lecturer and as an instructional consultant facilitated teaching workshops on Contemplative Pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Trauma-informed Teaching. They have a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts; an M.A. in Shakespeare & Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute; a B.A. in English; and their article, “Iago as the Racist-Function in Othello” was published in the spring 2022 issue of the Shakespeare Bulletin.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Email:
jestang@iu.edu

Zhixi (Jess) Tang is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Service-Learning Program. They serve as a liaison between campus and community agencies and advocates for community needs to ensure the development of productive, mutually beneficial service-learning projects. Prior to joining CITL, Jess earned a B.S. in human biology and a B.A. in sociology at IU.

Laura Willyard

Administrative Coordinator

Phone:
(812) 856-9023
Email:
lwil@iu.edu

Senior Instructional Consultant

Email:
lesdrane@indiana.edu

Leslie works with instructors on developing inclusive and equitable teaching practices, with a focus on graduate student and postdoc pedagogical development. Leslie has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University.

Principal Instructional Consultant for Non-Tenure Track Development

Phone:
(812) 856-0647
Email:
kurz@indiana.edu

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.

WTS Programming Coordinator

As the WTS Programming Coordinator, Lizzie maintains the schedules for both the main and satellite WTS locations. She works with both tutors and students to ensure successful, productive tutorials that help students feel empowered in the writing process. Prior to working in the CITL, she earned her B.A. in English from IU.

Assistant Director for Inclusive Teaching

Phone:
(812) 855-9023
Email:
mgonin@indiana.edu

Madeleine’s work focuses on inclusive teaching with a specialization in large courses. Her current focus is on creating more inclusive STEM courses, particularly the large, introductory courses. Previously she has served as the center’s STEM Specialist and on the Instructional Technology Consultant team. She enjoys collaborating with instructors and colleagues across campus and the IU system on projects related to teaching and learning. She has a B.S. Microbiology, M.S. Applied Health Science (Safety Management) and a Ph.D. in Human Performance (Motor Learning).

Director of Writing Tutorial Services

Email:
mtruglia@iu.edu

As the Director of Writing Tutorial Services, Mary Helen oversees and mentors over forty undergraduate and graduate writing tutors as they assist students at all levels with writing and run graduate writing groups. She also consults with instructors about writing pedagogy and runs writing and teaching-related workshops for students and faculty. She has been an Associate Instructor, Assistant Director of Composition, and a Teaching Fellow at IU, as well as teaching abroad at L-Università ta' Malta as a Fulbright Fellow. She holds dual B.A.s in English and History from Whittier College and an M.A. in English from Indiana University.

Instructional Consultant and Media Specialist

Phone:
(812) 855-6748
Email:
mattbart@indiana.edu

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.

Instructional Technology Consultant

Email:
mabbott@indiana.edu

Megan enjoys collaborating with instructors and colleagues on how to use technology tools to enhance and transform student learning and improve faculty processes. Prior to joining CITL, she taught in the Computer Skills area at the Kelley School of Business, was a technology coach for K-12 teachers, and taught mathematics. Her B.S. and M.S. are both in Secondary Education and from Indiana University.

Service-Learning Program Director, Instructional Consultant

Phone:
(812) 856-5686
Email:
mvallian@indiana.edu

Michael directs CITL’s Service-Learning Program. In this role, he assists faculty in developing pedagogically sound and community responsive service-learning classes, as well as provides ongoing pedagogical support for faculty currently teaching service-learning courses. Prior to joining IU, Michael directed an innovative youth leadership program in Kinshasa, Congo. Michael has a BA in conflict management and an MA in sustainable tourism from IU.

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Graduate Student Instructional Consultant

Ren works with graduate students and instructors to create essential teaching materials such as teaching statements, syllabi, diversity statements, and teaching portfolios. She is particularly interested in nontraditional activity design for the first-year classroom and courses that prepare graduate students to teach for the first time. Ren is currently a rhetoric PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington.

ACE Coordinator

Phone:
812-856-5077
Email:
hble@iu.edu

Sarah serves as the coordinator for the Cox Engagement Scholars: 30 work-study scholarship recipients also called Advocates for Community Engagement (ACEs). In bringing together the Office of Scholarships with the Service-Learning Program in CITL, she helps ACEs facilitate service-learning at different community organizations across Bloomington while also supporting personal, academic, and professional development for the ACEs. She has a B.A. in English from UIUC and a PhD in English literature from IUB, with a concentration in cultural studies and critical race theory.

Instructional Consultant

Email:
spedzins@indiana.edu

Sarah works with faculty on developing inclusive and learner-centered pedagogies that promote student agency. She’s very interested in how GenEd courses can create unique learning opportunities for both students and instructors. Sarah holds B.A.s in English and French from Hanover College, an M.A. in English from IUB, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department at IUB. Prior to CITL, she taught introductory composition and intensive writing courses for the English Department and the Groups Scholars Program and a self-designed GenEd course for the Collins Living-Learning Center.    

SoTL Program Director, Instructional Consultant

Phone:
(812) 856-1367
Email:
sipessm@indiana.edu

Shannon serves as an instructional consultant in the CITL, as well as the director of our Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program. Her 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 B.S. in psychology from Ball State University, as well as a M.A. in experimental psychology and a Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction with a focus in higher education from Indiana State University.