Planning Comittee

Planning Committee

All Ohio higher education institution leaders focused on faculty and educational development are invited to join the OCTC Planning Committee. This group comes together to review, recommend and contribute to programming. They also examine processes and rubrics and make recommendations about policy and practices to the Executive Committee. 

Edmond Chang
Assistant Professor of English
Inclusive Teaching Endorsement 
Ohio University

Kara DePaul 
Director, Academic Professional Development
Cuyahoga Community College

Delia Pfister 
Associate Vice President, Academic Professional Development, Online Learning & Transfer
CuyahogaCommunity College

Stacey Souther 
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cuyahoga Community College

Dawn Clineman 
Assistant Vice Provost of Online Instruction
University of Cincinnati

Jennifer Marcinkiewicz
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor
Kent State University​

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo
Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Operations, Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning
Ohio State University

Elizabeth Wardle
Roger & Joyce Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication
Miami University

Erika Fenik
Director, Institutional Research, Planning and Engagement 
Lorain County Community College

Leanne Petry
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director, Faculty Development
Central State University

Bryan Smith 
Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
University of Cincinnati

Ellen Yezierski 
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Miami University

Gregg Wentzell
Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Miami University

From the Planning Committee

"In addition to the delivery of instructor professional development remotely, we envision one day offering regional hubs that host events where faculty and staff who teach come together in person to explore and deepen their experiences." 

-- Bryan Smith, director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, UC