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. 

Elizabeth Wardle
Planning Committee Chair
Director, Howe Center for Writing Excellence
Miami University

Kara DePaul 
Academic Professional Development
Cuyahoga Community College

Wafa Hozien
Vice Provost
Academic Affairs
Wright State University

Mandy Olejnik
Assistant Director
Writing Across the Curriculum
Miami University

Stacey Souther 
Associate Professor
Cuyahoga Community College

Edmond Chang
Assistant Professor of English
Inclusive Teaching Endorsement 
Ohio University

Elizabeth Faller
Assistant Director, Center for the
Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
University of Cincinnati 

Jennifer Kukis 
Faculty Lead 
Teaching and Learning Center 
Lorain County Community College

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

Ellen Yezierski 
Center for Teaching Excellence
Miami University

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

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

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo
Executive Director
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Ohio University

Rita Kumar is a member of the OCTC planning committee.

Rita Kumar
Faculty Enrichment Center
University of Cincinnati

Jonathan Baker
Associate Director of Instructional Advancement
Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning
The Ohio State University


The webmaster maintains content on the Ohio College Teaching Consortium's website. Please reach out to the webmaster to report any broken links or other website issues.

Josh Louis
Communications Coordinator
Howe Center for Writing 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