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Co-Directors and Faculty Associates

  • Nancy Cutler

    Collaborative Co-Director, Deputy CIO for Academic Technology, Information Services

    Nancy works with the Co-Directors and Faculty Associates to develop programming, workshops, and the technology resources to support teaching innovation.  She coordinates many of the academic technology efforts, working with the Instructional Technology Resource Specialists, to support Collaborative projects, CAFEs, the summer faculty workshops, and online course development. In addition to academic technology initiatives, Academic Technology provides resources for media production, graphics, web application development, and the campus cable TV system. 

  • Chris Bachen

    Collaborative Co-Director, Director of Assessment & Associate Professor in Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

    Chris works with Collaborative co-directors, other Collaborative colleagues, and faculty to develop new initiatives, programming, workshops, and other resources related to evidence-based practices in teaching, student learning, and assessment. Through her work on assessment of student learning, including analysis of SCU student survey data, Chris helps identify relevant issues and assists with the assessment of the Collaborative's impact on faculty teaching and student learning. She is a founding member of the SWIRL, the Success in Writing, Information, and Research Literacy initiative working with faculty across the university on assignment design and teaching strategies to improve student writing, critical thinking, and information literacy.

  • Eileen Razzari Elrod

    Collaborative Co-Director, Associate Provost for Faculty Development & Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences

    Eileen works with Co-Directors and Faculty Associates to imagine and develop new ways to support teaching innovation—in the CAFÉ sessions, in the redesigned summer Teaching and Technology Seminars, in the online DRT site, and in frequent consultations with colleagues. As Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Eileen offers support to colleagues in their teaching and research roles, and actively seeks additional resources for SCU teaching scholars.

  • Justin Boren

    Associate Professor, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

    Justin's primary research interest is in how members construct networks of social support to reduce stress and burnout in their organizations. As part of his work with the Faculty Collaborative, he is facilitating a cohort of new faculty, developing curriculum around building a more supportive SCU culture, and helping colleagues seek peer support. He will be developing CAFE programing focused on support-related issues along with developing content on promoting support networks in the classroom. He is also actively involved in the LGBTQ Faculty Group.

  • Allia Griffin

    Lecturer, Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

    Allia’s primary area of research is Race & Ethnicity in the US. She draws on her background as an Ethnic Studies faculty member to support faculty professional development, particularly on issues of inclusive teaching. She helps colleagues deepen their understandings of the importance of community-building in the classroom, anti-racist pedagogies, and student engagement. Together with her colleagues, she has worked to develop ART-C, a digital archive of anti-racist public art and scholarship. In addition, Allia facilitates a faculty and staff learning community focused on supporting first-generation students. This year she is also a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Arts & Humanities and is actively involved in both the WOC Faculty Network and the Culture, Power, Difference writing group on campus.

  • Amy Lueck

    Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

    Amy is a feminist historiographer of rhetoric who researches histories of rhetorical education and public memory. She brings her research ethic and expertise to bear on her work as a Faculty Associate by supporting pedagogies and practices that foster connection and collaboration in the classroom, on campus, and across the community; that address and redress historic and present-day inequity and injustice; that empower those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised; and that support the full development of individuals and their communities into the future. Through contributions to CAFE workshops and her leadership of the new ACUE microcredential program, her work as a Faculty Associate this year focuses specifically on supporting inclusive teaching and DEI, with a particular emphasis on supporting new faculty in their transition to campus.

  • Christelle Sabatier

    Department Chair and Senior Lecturer in Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

    Christelle has been implementing innovative evidence-based pedagogies in her STEM courses for many years. In particular, she is passionate about promoting student centered strategies, inclusive teaching, and metacognition in introductory courses. As a Collaborative Associate, she works with many faculty across campus who are making changes in their own courses. She promotes the use of evidence-based and inclusive pedagogies through faculty learning communities and is exploring best-practices in teaching evaluations to support all educators across campus.

  • Patti Simone

    Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences Director, Neuroscience

    In collaboration with Faculty Collaborative Co-Directors, Patti assists in creating learning goals, curriculum, and content for New Faculty Cohorts, and she also facilitates one of the cohort groups. In addition, she contributes to planning, programming, facilitation and leadership of the Chairs Leadership Forum. She is working this year with mid and late career faculty in particular.