Executive Committee

Executive Committee 

Members of the Executive Committe represent major partners of the OCTC, including the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Faculty Council, the Ohio Faculty Senate for Technical and Community Colleges, as well as administrative partners and founding members.

Laura Cotton 
Program Coordinator 
Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 

cotton.1072@osu.edu 

Phyllis Cummins 
Assistant Director of Research 
Senior Research Scholar 
Miami University of Ohio 

cumminpa@miamioh.edu

Terry Filicko 
Associate Professor
Clark State Community College
Ohio Faculty Senate of Technical and Community Colleges Chair
filickot@clarkstate.edu 

Laura Luehrmann 
Professor
Wright State University
Ohio Faculty Council Chair

laura.luehrmann@wright.edu

Kay Halasek 
Director 
Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 
halasek.1@osu.edu 

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo 
Associate Director of Operations & Strategic Partnerships  
Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University 
rhodes-disalvo.1@osu.edu

Tom Sudkamp
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Ohio Department of Higher Education

tsudkamp@highered.ohio.gov

Lori Zakel
Faculty Engagement Lead Coach
Ohio Association of Community Colleges

lorizakel@sinclair.edu

From the Executive Committee

"It has been especially rewarding to see a successful pilot year for the Inclusive Teaching Endorsement and the OCTC with nearly 100 endorsements awarded in 2021-22. I have yet to come across a consortium and a collaboration like this one." 

-- Tom Sudkamp, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, ODHE