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About Our Staff

‚ÄčSedef Uzuner Smith, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Instruction & Faculty Development
Marilyn Davies College of Business, B 221
Phone: 713-221-5842

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Smith earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Online Teaching/Learning from the State University of New York at Albany and completed her masters in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL at Temple University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students at diverse higher education institutions since her teaching career began in 1999, including teaching online since 2007. She publishes and presents widely on online teaching and learning. Dr. Smith's second area of specialization is in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Prior to her current appointment, she taught teacher education courses at Lamar University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a tenure-track professor. Dr. Smith serves on OLC's Effective Practices committee and AACSB's Online Learning Affinity Group Steering Committee.

Richard Galvan
Video Engineer II
Marilyn Davies College of Business, 221
Phone: 713-221-5095




FullSizeRender.jpgCourtney Banks
Graphic Designer
Marilyn Davies College of Business, 221

Courtney obtained her undergraduate degree in Digital Media from the University of Houston. At the Office of Instructional Excellence, Courtney is responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and incorporating imagery (i.e., photos, graphics, and animations) into instructional materials to enhance their communication and overall quality.  










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