Planning Committee

The OCTC Planning Committee is composed of faculty development leaders from a variety of Ohio institutions. The group meets regularly to envision innovative programming, help member institutions share their resources, and award endorsements.

Meet the Planning Committee

Elizabeth Wardle

Planning Committee Chair

Director
Howe Center for Writing Excellence
Miami University

Janet Bean

Planning Committee Member

Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of English
University of Akron

Danielle Budzick

Planning Committee Member

Dean
Teaching and Learning Support
Lorain County Community College

Edmond Chang

Planning Committee Member

Assistant Professor of English
Inclusive Teaching Endorsement
Ohio University

Kara DePaul

Planning Committee Member

Director
Academic Professional Development
Cuyahoga Community College

S. Elisabeth Faller

Planning Committee Member

Associate Director
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
University of Cincinnati

Jeremy Henkel

Planning Committee Member

Associate Director for Faculty Programming
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Ohio University

Wafa Hozien

Planning Committee Member

Vice Provost
Academic Affairs
Wright State University

Jennifer Kukis

Planning Committee Member

Faculty Lead
Teaching and Learning Center
Lorain County Community College

Jennifer Marcinkiewicz

Planning Committee Member

Director
Center for Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor
Kent State University

Mandy Olejnik

Planning Committee Member

Assistant Director
Writing Across the Curriculum
Miami University

Leanne Petry

Planning Committee Member

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director, Faculty Development
Central State University

Stacey Souther

Planning Committee Member

Professor, Psychology
College-Wide Faculty Development Coordinator
Cuyahoga Community College

David Sovic

Planning Committee Member

Assistant Director of Research Related Programs and Coordinator of Instructional Redesign
Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning 
The Ohio State University

Ellen Yezierski

Planning Committee Member

Director
Center for Teaching and Learning
Miami University

Joining the Planning Committee

Interested in joining the OCTC Planning Committee? Here’s what you need to know:

“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, University of Cincinnati

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