About the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
A full-time director and associate 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.
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.
Associate Director: Georges Detiveaux, M.A.
Georges supports our mission by leading online course and program development and improvement, 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.
Video Production Specialist II: Richard Galvan
Richard is a University of Houston-Downtown undergraduate alumni working for the CTLE College Annex-MDCOB. Richard is responsible for
recording lectures and capturing important events using camera, lighting, and audio equipment.
Graphic Designer: Courtney Banks
Courtney obtained her undergraduate degree in Digital Media from the University of Houston. At the
CTLE College Annex-MDCOB, Courtney is responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and incorporating imagery into instructional materials to enhance their communication and overall quality.
Faculty Teaching Fellows
Each college also has a Faculty Teaching Fellow who serves as a liaison between the CTLE and respective colleges and departments. Our current fellows include: