SUSAN GANO-PHILLIPS is an
Associate Professor of Psychology and former director of the
Center for Learning and Teaching at the University of
Michigan–Flint. She co-chaired (with Robert Barnett) the 2005–2006
General Education Reform Steering Committee and served on
UM–Flint’s General Education Design Team from 2006 to 2008. She
completed a Fulbright Fellowship in General Education at City
University of Hong Kong during the 2008–2009 academic year.
ROBERT W. BARNETT is Associate
Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Rhetoric and
Composition at the University of Michigan–Flint. Before that he
served as UM–Flint's Writing Center Director, Writing Program
Director, and Writing Across the Curriculum Director. With Susan
Gano-Phillips, he co-chaired the University's General Education
Steering Committee during the 2005–2006 academic year; during that
year, the campus created, voted on, and approved the framework for
a new General Education Curriculum.
SUZANNE BEAL is Vice President of Learning and Professor of English at
Frederick Community College. Prior to FCC, she served as the Dean of
Instruction and Chair of Humanities and Arts at Dundalk Community College in
BRAILOW has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Franklin
College since 2001. Earlier he chaired a general education reform process at
McKendree College, where he was Professor of English and Associate Dean.
Recent publications have been on contemporary Shakespearean performance and
on faculty scholarship.
M. BURNEY is an Associate Professor of Secondary Education at Roosevelt
University. She is also the Academic Director of the University's Center for
Teaching and Learning, which was created by and for faculty to promote
effective, innovative instruction. Through this position, and as a member of
the General Education Task Force, she continues to facilitate processes that
institutionalize general education reform at Roosevelt.
CHRISTOPHER DENNIS is Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and
has taught in the English department and the Intellectual Heritage and
Honors programs at Temple University. He led Temple's initial planning team
to the AAC&U Institute on General Education and worked as administrative
liaison to the General Education Executive Committee. He has also written
and presented on a variety of topics on undergraduate education, including
campus-wide reading programs, learning communities, and teaching assessment.
GOODBURN is Dean for Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of
English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is co-coordinator of the
Peer Review of Teaching Project and co-author of Inquiry into the College
Classroom: A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching and Making Teaching and
Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching.
HALBERT is the Director of General Education and Professor of Legal Studies
in Business in the Fox School of Management at Temple University. She has
been recognized as one of Temple University's Great Teachers and has long
practiced interdisciplinary teaching which is evidenced in her approach to
general education reform and also in her co-authored textbooks, Law & Ethics
in the Business Environment and CyberEthics.
HAWTHORNE currently serves as Assistant Provost at the University of North
Dakota, with responsibilities that include assessment and initiatives
related to teaching and learning. She served on the General Education Task
Force during development of the new program, and continues to serve on the
Essential Studies Committee (formerly named the General Education
JESSICA JONSON is Director of Institutional Assessment in the Office of
Undergraduate Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). She has
led and coordinated outcomes assessment efforts at UNL since 1999 and was a
member of the general education reform planning team. Currently, she is
involved in the implementation of the new Achievement-Centered Education
(ACE) general education program.
KEAN is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Textiles,
Clothing, and Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She has worked
on the development and implementation of the ACE program and has
administrative oversight of the ACE program.
KELSCH is the Director of Instructional Development and an Associate
Professor of History at the University of North Dakota. She served as the
co-leader of the Bush Longitudinal Study on General Education and co-chaired
the General Education Task Force. She continues to work with faculty
development around the new Essential Studies Program.
DEBORAH MINTER is an Associate Professor of English at the University of
Nebraska–Lincoln where she coordinated the Composition program and is
currently serving as Vice Chair with responsibilities for course scheduling
and instructional support. Her research interests include English education,
writing instruction, and faculty development.
MITCHELL is Director of General Education and Professor of Advertising at
the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She has taught at the university since
1990 and participated in the general education reform process at UNL. She
now leads efforts to implement the new program.
PRISCILLA PERKINS is an Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean,
College of Arts and Sciences at Roosevelt University. She also chairs the
General Education Committee of the College. As Associate Dean and one of the
original members of the General Education Task Force, she is guiding her
college's departments through the process of curriculum mapping, the second
stage of general education reform at Roosevelt.
PHILLIPS, Associate Director of General Education at Temple University, is a
former Assistant Professor of Teaching & Instruction in the department of
Strategic and Organizational Communication in the School of Communications
and Theater. In addition to serving as the Associate Director, she currently
heads the General Education Assessment Team, and is responsible for
implementing programmatic assessment of the new curriculum.
WORTH PICKERING is Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and
Assessment at Old Dominion University. He frequently conducts workshops at
regional and national conferences on building the assessment toolbox and
changing the institutional culture for assessment or for first year
students. His other research interests are in the area of promoting student
success among first year students.
TERREL L. RHODES is Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). He is
Director of the VALUE project (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate
Education), a major component of the Liberal Education and America's
Promise, or LEAP initiative at AAC&U, focused on enhancing the quality of
student learning and assessment. Prior to joining AAC&U, he spent thirty
years as a professor and academic administrator at St. John's University,
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Portland State
University. He is the author or editor of three books and numerous articles
on politics, public administration, and assessment.
RIORDAN is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Vice President for Academic
Affairs at Alverno College. He has written extensively on the scholarship of
teaching and learning, and has worked with institutions nationally and
internationally on issues of teaching, assessment, and curriculum design.
STEPHANIE ROACH is the Writing Program Director at the University of
Michigan–Flint. A team participant in the 2006 AAC&U Institute on General
Education, she served on UM–Flint's General Education Design Team from 2006
to 2008. Recently she has focused on contributing to the university's Higher
Learning Commission Self Study on the topics of general education and
KATHLEEN ROUNTREE is Provost and VPAA at Ithaca College in New York after
serving for three years as Associate Provost at The University of North
Carolina Greensboro. She has written and presented on undergraduate
education and assessment at the conferences of AAC&U, SACS, AASHE, CIC, and
at meetings in her academic field, music.
S. SCARNATI is an Associate Professor of Musicology, founding director of
the University First-Year Seminar Program, and current and former chair of
the University Liberal Studies Committee at Northern Arizona University. He
has been involved with general education and university curricular reform at
NAU, including serving as President of the Faculty Senate, and was closely
involved with the University Liberal Studies Program's most recent reform
STEPHEN SHARKEY is a Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Arts
and Sciences at Alverno College. He has consulted on general education
reform, student assessment, and faculty development with colleges around the
country, and co-chaired Alverno's General Education Committee.
THOMAS STEEN is the Director of Essential Studies at the University of North
Dakota, where he is also Associate Professor of Physical Education, Exercise
Science, and Wellness. He's been involved in UND's recent revision of
general education since the project's beginning and was appointed as the new
program's first administrator in August, 2008.
C. TOLBERT is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and chair of the General Education Council. She led a
campus team to the AAC&U Institute on General Education and has spoken on
general education reform processes at SACS.
TRIGGER is Associate Professor of English and current Chair of General
Education at Frederick Community College. She assisted with establishing
FCC's General Education Institute and is a former FCC General Education
Fellow. Her scholarship focuses on interdisciplinary studies, cultural
competence, and cyberculture. Associate Professor
DEDAIMIA S. WHITNEY has a bachelor's degree from Shimer College (1971) and
an MFA in fiction from Indiana University (1992). She joined the faculty of
Franklin College in 1995. In addition to courses in the English department,
she has also taught regularly in both the general education program and the
liberal arts program. Professor Whitney represented Franklin College at two
of the AAC&U's Institute for General Education and was the chair of the task
force that facilitated its curriculum reform.
E. WILSON is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of
Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education at the University of
Nebraska–Lincoln. His present responsibilities include curriculum
development, support for teaching, and international programs. Wilson's
scholarship has focused on teacher development and institutional change.
STEPHEN C. ZERWAS is the Director of Academic Assessment at the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a frequent presenter of workshops and
sessions at national and regional conferences on the topics of change,
assessment, and general education reform. He is the author of several
computer applications for assessment activities, including an objective
builder wizard and content analysis programs.