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IETL Office Staff

IETL's main offices are located in on the first floor Beckman Hall on the Orange Campus, in the center of the building on the Starbucks side. Our general telephone number is (714) 628-2720 and office email is IETL@chapman.edu.

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Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith

Co-Director
Beckman Hall 108 & Keck Center for Science and Engineering 263
714-744-7892
As a Chapman alumnae, Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith is excited to accept this new position as a way to give back to the entire university community. Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of California, Riverside and she teaches courses in molecular biology for Schmid College of Science and Technology. Since 2015 Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith has served as an affiliate and member of the IETL Advisory Board. She has also served as the Biology Program Advisor since 2015. Throughout Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith's many years of service to the Chapman community, she has been recognized as a leader in pedagogical innovation by her students and peers (2018 Chapman University Pedagogical Innovation Award; 2016 Chapman University Outstanding Senior Teaching Professorship Award; 2015 Chapman University Co-Teaching Award; 2007 and 2014 Chapman University Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2015 Chapman University Residence Life Most Inspiring Professor Award) and increasingly by the national science community (2012-13 National Academies of Science Education Mentor in the Life Sciences; 2014-15 American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Research Residency). Furthermore, Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith has participated in several highly competitive teaching development workshops including the 2011 National Academies of Sciences Summer Institute; 2013 CREATE workshop; and 2014-15 ASM Biology Scholars Research Residency. Over the past several years, Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith has been asked several times to review select chapters in molecular biology textbooks. Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith also engages in biology education research to create better learning experiences for molecular biology students. She has presented about her innovative classes at The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and ASM national meetings. Last summer, she co-led a special interest group: experimental design concepts in course-based undergraduate research experiences CUREs (EDCCURES) at the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Recently, Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith became an ASBMB facilitator for “The Art of Science Communication” blended course and utilized the skills she learned to teach Chapman students. Her course was one of the first five undergraduate schools nationwide to use this blended approach. Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith hopes to see the same successes as she helps to train educators throughout the entire university.
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Jana Remy

Co-Director
Beckman Hall 108 & DeMille Hall 104
714-744-7934
Dr. Jana Remy is the Director of Educational Technology Services at Chapman University, having joined this division in 2010. In this role she leads both the Instructional Technology and Classroom Technology divisions. Dr. Remy has spearheaded many initiatives to enhance teaching on our campus, including Blended/Hybrid Learning, Untethered Teaching, and Active Learning Classroom Design. For the past two years she co-chaired the Advisory Group on Disability and Accessibility and served on the Committee for the Disability Studies Minor. Dr. Remy holds a Ph.D. in History from University of California, Irvine and she teaches courses in History and Digital Humanities for Wilkinson College. Her teaching approach is to foster hands-on student engagement, ranging from ruminating on the historical context of a soldier’s letter penned in the 1860s to donning a virtual-reality headset for immersive storytelling. In her role as Co-Director of the IETL, Dr. Remy aims to carry forward a wide variety of faculty development opportunities, to prepare instructors for innovative teaching successes when using new technologies. This next year many of these training opportunities will center around the adoption of the new Learning Management System and Accessible Course Design.
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Kara Ward

Administrative Coordinator
Beckman Hall 109
(714) 628-2720 (IETL main office line)
Kara Ward serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the IETL and for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Kara's main responsibilities include scheduling of programming, oversight of the IETL Instructional Video Studio, and supporting the Directors and IETL Ambassadors in each academic unit.

The following faculty members serve as IETL Ambassadors and support faculty in these units:

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Abigail Patthoff

Professor, Legal Research and Writing Faculty
Fowler School of Law
Abigail specializes in legal analysis and communication and is teaches courses in legal analysis, advocacy, and judicial writing. She is available to support Fowler School of Law faculty by providing teaching resources regarding in-class writing assignments, problem design, and learning styles.
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Dr. Cristina M. Giannantonio

Professor of Management
Argyros School of Business and Economics
Cris primarily teaches courses in human resource and business management in the Argyros school. An experienced teacher through case-based presentations, Cris is interested in a variety of real-world presentation methods and has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and Freshman Foundations program at Chapman.
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Dr. Jennifer Totonchy

Assistant Professor of Immunology and Immunotherapeutics
School of Pharmacy
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy. She teaches basic science content related to immunology in the PharmD program, and received the 2018-2019 Chapman University Award for Pedagogical Innovation. She is passionate about increasing student engagement and mastery of content by incorporating active learning into her courses. She is a good resource for faculty wanting to use the Rinker Campus Instructional Video Studio to make flipped content for their classes, as well as instructors interested in using case-based active learning to teach basic science concepts.
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Dr. Hannah Ball

Assistant Professor of Communication
School of Communication
Hannah specializes in persuasive health communication and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in message design, research methods, and health communication theory. She is interested in exchanging ideas about refining students’ critical thinking skills and implementing classroom assessment techniques to improve the learning process.
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Dr. Caroline Wilson

Clinical Associate Professor of Health Sciences
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Caroline teaches in the Health Science department with specialties in human anatomy and neuroscience. She is a certified Team Based Learning Consultant, an active learning pedagogy that includes class preparation, readiness assessment, and application of real-world activities. She is excited to share knowledge about curriculum development, multiple choice question design, flipped classroom approaches, and the incorporation of technology into the classroom.
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Dr. Peter Jipsen

Professor of Mathematics
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Peter teaches calculus, discrete mathematics and abstract algebra. He uses inquiry-based teaching methods and active-learning strategies in upper division classes. He is also interested in how technology can enhance student learning. His research is about the interplay between abstract algebra, logic and proof theory, concentrating mostly on ordered algebraic structures and some applications to computer science.
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Dr. Jerry LaRue

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Jerry teaches General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry courses in the Chemistry department. His teaching interest include utilizing active learning strategies across a range of class sizes, from small to large. He is excited to exchange ideas with other faculty about improving student learning and critical thinking using active learning strategies and the alignment of course objectives with content and assessment.
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James Dutcher

Assistant Professor, Artistic
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
James teachers graduate and undergraduate classes in Screenwriting and story construction. He hopes to make the Dodge College faculty more aware of the numerous teaching resources available via IETL and aid them in integrating these tools into their classrooms.

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