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About the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

A full-time director and assistant director lead the CTLE in collaboration with an advisory board consisting of faculty and staff who represent the broader University. CTLE staff, board members, and subcommittee members facilitate the implementation of all programs and services.  Together, more than 30 UHD faculty and staff actively contribute to the operation of the Center. The programs and services offered by the CTLE align with recommendations of the UHD CTLE Task Force initiated by the Faculty Senate prior to the center’s launch. 

UHD CTLE Staff and Associates

Director: Gregory A. Dement, Ph.D.
Director: Gregory A. Dement, Ph.D
Greg collaborates with members of the CTLE Advisory Board and Subcommittees to plan and implement initiatives focused on fostering collaboration and innovation among UHD faculty. He has a particular interest in supporting collaborative course redesign and in motivational teaching strategies that can be implemented with minimal time and effort. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Washington State University and a B.S. in Biology from Northwest Nazarene University. Prior to joining UHD, he served as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral trainee and NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) teaching scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.  

Assistant Director: Georges Detiveaux, M.A.
 Assistant Director: Georges Detiveaux, M.A.
Georges supports our mission by facilitating sessions and by providing instructional design support, consultations, and observation services to faculty who are seeking to innovate face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. His interests are in teaching techniques and technology tools that foster engagement and active learning. Georges holds an M.A. in French from the University of Houston and a B.A. in French from Nicholls State University. Previously, Georges managed the Teaching and Learning Center at Lone Star College-CyFair, where he was responsible for adjunct training, technology workshops, mobile device management, and LMS trainings and support. An award-winning teacher and trainer, Georges was knighted by the Republic of France as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Faculty Teaching Fellows

Each college also has two Faculty Teaching Fellows who serve as liaisons between the CTLE and their respectives colleges and departments. Our current fellows include:

Dr. Léonie Karkoviata and Dr. Zishang (Cathy) Liu (Davies College of Business)
Dr. Yuan Yuan (Connie) Kang and Dr. Kendra Mhoon (College of Sciences and Technology) 
Dr. Maria Bhattacharjee and Dr. Jace Valcore (College of Public Service)
Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield and Dr. Susan Henney (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) ​

Advisory BoardAdvisoryBoard.pdf

Chair: Bill Waller (Associate Dean, UC)

Faculty: 
Tim Redl (CST)
Sujata Krishna (CST)
Bill Nowak (CHSS)
Felicia Harris (CHSS)
Katharine Jager (CHSS)
Rebecca Pfeffer (CPS)

Professional Staff
Greg Dement (CTLE Director)
Georges Detiveaux (CTLE Assistant Director)
Pat Ensor (Executive Director, W.I. Dykes Library)
John Lane (Director, Technology Learning Services)
Sedef Smith (Executive Director, COB Office of Instructional Excellence) 

First-Year Experience Subcommittee FirstYearExperienceSubCommittee.pdf

Chair: Bill Waller (Associate Dean, UC)

Faculty: 
Sara Farris (CHSS)
Prakash Deo (COB)
Mitsue Nakamura (CST)
Bill Pogue (CHSS)
Larry Karson (CPS)

Professional Staff
Greg Dement (CTLE Director) 
Myrna Cohen (Associate Dean, CPS)​
David Ryden (Associate Dean, CHSS)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) Subcommittee HIPsSubCommittee.pdf

Chair: Judith Harris (CPS) 

Faculty: 
Linda Becerra (CST)
Natalia Matveeva (CHSS)
Paul Mandell (CHSS)
Angela Goins (CPS)
Anisul Islam (COB)

Professional Staff
Chris Birchak (Dean, University College)
Pat Ensor (Executive Director, W.I. Dykes Library)
Greg Dement (CTLE Director)​
Alvin Johnson (Associate Director, Learning Success, UC) 
Carol Tucker (Director, Institutional Research) ​
Poonam Gulati (Director, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning) 
Lea Campbell (Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness) 

Online Subcommittee OnlineSubcommittee.pdf

Chair: Georges Detiveaux (CTLE)

Faculty
Shahnaz Savani (CPS)
Mary Jo Parker (CST)
Zahir Latheef (COB)
Lucan Logan (CHSS)

Professional Staff
Greg Dement (CTLE Director)
Pat Ensor (Executive Director, W.I. Dykes Library)
John Lane (Director, Technology Learning Services)
Louis Evans (Executive Director, Distance Education) 
Sedef Smith (Executive Director, COB Office of Instructional Excellence) 

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