Kennesaw State University

Previous Staff

Previous Staff

Lynn Boettler
Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement
2012 - 2014
As the Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement, Lynn supports faculty efforts to incorporate community-engaged teaching in their instructional practice and advocates community-engaged scholarship. Facilitating workshops, book discussions, one-on-consultations, and other professional development opportunities in her half-time role with CETL, Lynn continues to teach half-time in her own department, First-Year and Transition Studies. Lynn is currently partnering with Diana Gregory, the Faculty Fellow for Creativity and Innovation, and other KSU faculty in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) entitled “Getting Innogaged!” in which participants develop community-engaged pedagogy for their own classes while simultaneously practicing principles of creativity/innovation. The ultimate aim of Lynn, Diana, and the FLC participants is to publish a book documenting their work and pioneering this integrated concept of Innogagement. Also leading Engage KSU’s Teaching Team, Lynn is working to advance a culture of community engagement at KSU.
Area(s) of Focus:
Community Engagement
Stephen Braden
Faculty Fellow for Part-Time Faculty Support
2012 - 2014
With 48% of KSU faculty being part-time, the KSU Provost felt a CETL Faculty Fellow was needed for part-time faculty support. This faculty fellow is to work with all stakeholders: part-time faculty, their supervisors, full-time faculty who collaborate with part-time faculty, Deans and Department Chairs. The fellow will gather data via focus groups and quantitative surveys to ascertain the level of support needed for adjunct faculty to do their best teaching. Workshops will be held for adjunct faculty, and for their supervisors. In these workshops best practices will be discussed and shared for teaching and learning improvement.
Area(s) of Focus:
Part-Time Faculty
Diana Gregory
Faculty Fellow for Creativity and Innovation
2012 - 2014
As Faculty Fellow for Creativity and Innovation, Diana supports faculty efforts to enhance the teaching/learning and scholarship of teaching creativity and innovation. Her work at CETL includes workshops, presentations, book clubs and one-on-one consultation on aspects of creativity and innovation. She is currently working with CETL Fellow for Community Engagement Lynn Boetller and other KSU faculty on “Getting Innogaged”, a book delineating how participants develop community engaged pedagogy while incorporating principles of creativity and innovation.
Area(s) of Focus:
Creativity and Innovation
Grace Easton
Communication Specialist
2012 - 2015
As the Communication Specialist for CETL, Grace’s responsibilities include office and administrative assistance as well as friendly customer service support for all CETL communications. She aids in the facilitation and coordination of workshops, seminars, and conferences. Grace also coordinates CETL’s social media presence.
Danielle Ereddia
Communication Specialist
2014 - 2015
As the Communication Specialist for CETL, Danielle’s responsibilities include office and administrative assistance as well as friendly customer service support for all CETL communications. She aids in the facilitation and coordination of workshops, seminars, and conferences. Danielle also coordinates CETL’s social media presence.
Mary Garner
Interim Associate Director for Faculty Support
2014 - 2016
Dr. Garner provides a consulting service for faculty members. The service responds to a faculty member’s needs and questions, providing classroom observations, analysis of student learning, help with courses and syllabus design, and a variety of resources for promoting effective teaching. She also has responsibility for the Incoming Faculty Orientation retreat, a New Faculty Learning Community, and various books clubs and workshops designed to help faculty analyze and improve teaching.
M. A. Karim
Faculty Fellow for Advising and Mentoring
Jan, 2015 - May, 2015
As a faculty fellow for advising and mentoring, Dr. Karim develops and delivers the Advising Update for 2014 in an online format, manages the Master Advisor program, plans, develops, and delivers of advising-related workshops for faculty. He also collects and analyzes feedback related to faculty advising and recommends advising plan improvements to the dean’s council.
Loraine Lowder
Faculty Fellow for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Jan, 2015 - May, 2015
In her role as a fellow, Dr. Lowder’s main responsibility is to plan and manage workshops and activities related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) on the Marietta campus. She recruits and encourages faculty to undertake SoTL projects and manages the Research Learning Community (RLC). The RLC provides a platform where faculty members are able to bring their SoTL-related ideas, share them with others, and work together with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference and journal publications. Dr. Lowder also coordinates the SoTL mini-grant project. The SoTL mini-grants are designed to encourage faculty to engage in scholarship related to teaching and learning. Each person selected is expected to research and write a SoTL-related paper to be included in an internal publication.
Sonia Toson
Faculty Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Jan, 2015 - May, 2015
In her role as Teaching Fellow for Teaching Excellence, Sonia Toson focuses on designing and implementing programs and activities to assist faculty in improving their teaching. She is responsible for: developing and coordinating a program to provide consultation to individual faculty on improving teaching; evaluating and executing the mid-term survey process on the Marietta campus; developing and implementing a system to identify, promote, and recognize teaching excellence at SPSU; and researching and reporting on best practices in teaching excellence.
Kami Anderson
Faculty Fellow for Outreach and Digital Resources
Jan, 2015 - May, 2015
As a fellow, Dr. Anderson synthesizes and applies research from a range of disciplines in order to provide current educational strategies that focus on student-centered learning. Her primary responsibilities include: provide support for workshops and events through related research-driven blog posts as well as compile research and learning articles for ease of access for faculty. She works closely with all fellows to ensure that faculty resources are current and reflect the foci of each CETL area.
Camille McDonald
Communication Specialist
2014 - 2015
As the Communication Specialist for CETL, Camille's responsibilities include office and administrative assistance as well as friendly customer service support for all CETL communications. She aids in the facilitation and coordination of workshops, seminars, and conferences. Camille also coordinates CETL’s social media presence and is the editor for the Undergraduate Research Newsletter.
Meghan Burke
Associate Director for Mentoring for Faculty & Student Success
2009 - 2014
Dr. Burke's areas of responsibility at CETL are related to faculty and leadership development. She is the Director of New Faculty Orientation, which begins each fall semester, and includes all faculty, both part- and full-time, and offers both online and in-person sessions. She is a non-voting member of the Chairs and Directors Assembly, and provides the meeting minutes and other resources to department chairs, as well as offering ongoing leadership development opportunities. She offers support for faculty (tenure-track as well as lecturers) navigating the tenure and/or promotion review process, including workshops, individual consultations, and assisting with training of reviewers. She is also involved in several other initiatives, including support for international faculty, and support for faculty using Digital Measures Faculty Activity Insight.
Amy Buddie
Associate Director for Graduate Student Support & Undergraduate Research / Creative Activity
2011 - 2016
As the Associate Director for Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity, Dr. Buddie coordinates funding for undergraduate research, organizes the Undergraduate Research Reception and Symposium of Student Scholars every April, serves as Editor of the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research (KJUR), serves as Editor of the Undergraduate Research Newsletter, serves as the faculty advisor for the Undergraduate Research Club (URC), serves as a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), conduct workshops and book clubs for both faculty and students about undergraduate research/creative activity, conducts research with undergraduates, and conducts research on undergraduate research/creative activity at KSU. As the Associate Director for Graduate Student Support, Dr. Buddie teaches a course for graduate students entitled “College and University Teaching,” conducts workshops on teaching issues, does observations of graduate students who are teaching, consults with graduate students about teaching issues, and assists graduate students with teaching materials (e.g., classroom activities, PowerPoints, clickers).
Alexander Gambon
Operations Coordinator
July 2012 - July 2016 - Current
Alex's responsibilities at CETL include graphic design, video production, and the creation of promotional materials. He assists with various technological matters and also contributes to office and event logistics.