Teaching Consultations

All faculty members are welcome to book a one-on-one teaching "office hours" appointment with CTE staff members. Read below to learn about our areas of expertise. You can learn more about our staff on our Meet the Team page and Faculty Fellows page.


Yevgeniya Rivers

Interim Director

Areas of expertise: 

  • Formative assessment

  • Fostering student collaboration

  • Integrating technology into lessons

  • Motivating students using principles of mindset

  • Promoting critical thinking in introductory courses

  • Simple rubrics

  • Teaching for equity

  • Writing in the STEM classroom


Devon Moore

Assistant Director

Areas of expertise: 

  • working with language learners/linguistic minority students

  •  supporting underachieving students

  • designing mid-semester student surveys

  • creating/promoting workshops or instructor resources

  • Grading writing assignments

  • Structuring an online course

  • Running effective discussion forums

  • Engaging students

  • Document design

  • Syllabus design

  • Basic video editing

  • Slide design (Powerpoint, Canva)


Lisa Scranton

Director of Faculty Support Services

Areas of expertise:

  • Digital Measures

  • Banner Student

  • Degree Audit

  • Argos Reports

  • Virtual student engagement apps

  • MS Teams – Meet with students, work in teams, create content, and share resources in Office 365

  • Mentimeter –Combine polling and presentation to measure student engagement

  • Jamboard  - Create interactive, whiteboard-style brainstorm sessions

  • Poll Everywhere – Capture student feedback during classes


Danielle Cooper

CTE Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor • Criminal Justice

Areas of expertise:

  • Designing Assignments with Students 

  • Supporting Historically Underserved Students 

  • Collaborating with Community Partners 

  • Engaging through Contemplative and Restorative Practices 

  • Learning through Play (Ludology) 

  • Mapping Assessments to Outcomes 


Houssein El Turkey

CTE Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor • Math

Areas of expertise:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

  • Active Learning in the STEM Classroom (e.g., in-class worksheets, pre-class readings/tasks) 

  • Curriculum development (e.g., new course/program proposals, Student Learning Outcomes) 

  • Designing Tasks to foster creativity in STEM classrooms 

  • Pedagogical Actions to foster creativity in STEM classrooms 

  • Designing Reflective assignments (developing prompts for reflective assignments and students’ autobiographies) 

  • Designing Midsemester Students’ Surveys 


Simon Hutchinson

CTE Faculty Fellow

Assistant Professor • Music

Areas of expertise:

  • Curriculum Development

  • Classroom Management/Class “Flow”

  • Facilitating Engaging Student Discussions

  • Teaching Technology Accessibly

  • Designing Creative Assignments

  • Encouraging Critical Thinking /Metacognition


Mehdi Mekni

CTE Faculty Fellow

Areas of expertise:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Active Learning in the STEM classroom

  • Curriculum development

  • Designing Tasks to foster creativity in STEM classrooms

  • Pedagogical Actions to promote creativity in STEM classroom