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Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence - Who We Are

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. 

UHD CTLE ​Staff

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.

​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 Engineer II: Richard Galvan

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

​​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


InstructionalDesigner

Instructional Designer: Fabiola Vacatoledo, MS
Fabiola provides consultation and guidance in designing and redesigning online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses to maximize student success. She also supports development and implementation of CTLE programs and services. She hopes to build partnerships in learning with faculty through consultations, course design support, pedagogy, and educational technology recommendations. She is interested in supporting faculty with creating accessible and equitable learning spaces for all students. Fabiola holds a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Houston Clear Lake and double B.A. in English and Spanish. Fabiola was an educator of children and adults prior to Instructional Design.​

Faculty Fellows

  • Krista Gehring | College of Public Service
  • Kimberly Gleason | Marilyn Davies College of Business
  • Bridget Mueller | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Timothy Redl | College of Science and Technology

Last updated 9/29/2022 8:10 AM