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Susan E. Shadle, Ph.D.Susan E. Shadle, Ph.D. is Director of The Center for Teaching and Learning and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She began her work at the CTL in 2006 after ten years as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Her work is focused on supporting faculty development, with a particular focus on effective course design, assessment of student learning, and the development of rich pedagogical toolboxes. She contributes time, energy, and leadership to both the national POGIL Project (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and the POD Network (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education). Her scholarly interests are focused on factors that impact faculty and institutional change. She currently serves as PI on Boise State’s National Science Foundation funded WIDER-PERSIST project (Widening the Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence Based Reforms – Performing Educational Reform through Strategic Investments in Systematic Transformation). Her office is in ILC 315, MS 1005. 208-426-3153

Tasha Souza, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

Tasha Souza, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication at Boise State.  Most recently, she was the Faculty Associate for Inclusive Excellence for Humboldt State University and a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Previously, she was the founding Faculty Development Coordinator for HSU’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and also served as an Instructional Consultant at the Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR) at the University of Washington. She is a consultant on communication, inclusive excellence, and pedagogy and has published in the areas of difficult dialogues in the classroom, transforming classroom conflict, discussion-based teaching, confronting microaggressions with microresistance, instructional communication, service-learning pedagogy, and intercultural conflict. Her office is in ILC 315, MS 1005. 208-426-3704

Judith ToddJudith Todd is the Operations Manager of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to moving to Boise from Texas in 2016, Judith spent two years overseas living and working in different areas of France. She graduated with a Master’s in International Affairs in 2013. In the Center, Judith manages the budget, event coordination, and office operations, including information management and logistics. Her office is in ILC 312, MS 1005. 208-426-4610

Brittnee Earl, MBA is the Instructional Transformation Project Manager for the Center for Teaching and Learning. She is a two-time Boise State graduate. Brittnee manages internal and external initiatives, working on projects related to pedagogy and student success, such as WIDER PERSIST, Engaging Pedagogies, and Mapping Change. Brittnee promotes active learning across campus, collaborating with various units across campus to ensure a positive campus climate around teaching and learning. Her office is in ILC 315, MS 1005. 208-426-4676

Megan Frary, Materials Science and Engineering, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Megan Frary, Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate in the Center for Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.  She helped to develop the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, a new program at Boise State that helps prepare graduate students for careers in academia.  She co-teaches the course Teaching in Higher Education, offered through the Graduate College each spring semester, and mentors graduate students in their teaching experiences.  In the Materials Science and Engineering department, she is the co-chair of the undergraduate committee which oversees curriculum development, program assessment, and student advising.  Her office is in MEC 403G, MS 2090. 208-426-1061

Shawn R. SimonsonShawn R. Simonson is a Faculty Associate in the CTL as of the Fall 2014 Semester. Boise State University is Shawn’s second academic position.  His current appointment is as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department, College of Health Sciences.  He has been at Boise State University since 2007 and in his current position since 2009.  His content areas are Exercise and Environmental Physiology.  Shawn conducts research in these disciplines as well as publishing in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as laboratory and performance-oriented courses.  Shawn is active in the national and northwest regional POGIL Project.  Previous work experience includes most of the jobs that students in the Kinesiology department will find themselves performing.  His office is in Bronco Gym 119A, MS 1710. 208-426-3973

Faculty, Studio Portrait, Teresa Focarile, TheatreTeresa Focarile is the Coordinator for Adjunct, Concurrent Enrollment and Online Faculty Development, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theater, Film and Creative Writing. She has taught at the college level for 13 years, the past seven for Boise State, and the previous six for the University of Connecticut. In her role at the CTL, she works to identify and execute strategies to serve adjunct, concurrent enrollment and online faculty teaching related needs, as well as advocate for support for those groups at the university level. In addition to her teaching positions, Teresa has worked at Marvel Enterprises, Inc., where she developed the company’s first Talent Recruitment office. Her professional theatrical work includes positions at The Gersh Agency, Helen Merrill Ltd., The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and The Goodman Theatre. Her office is MC106B, and ILC 314. 208-426-4617

Sarah DalrympleSarah Dalrymple, Ph.D. is a Faculty Associate in the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to joining the Boise State faculty in Fall 2016, she taught biology at Arizona State University and the University of Tennessee. While completing her graduate degree at UC Davis, she served as a teaching consultant to graduate TAs through their Center for Educational Effectiveness. Her scholarly work related to teaching has focused on pedagogical professional development for graduate students. At the CTL, she will assist with MAPs (mid-term assessment process) and other duties generally aimed at helping faculty improve their teaching. Her office is in ILC 314, MS 1005. 208-426-4639

Isabelle Setna

Isabelle Setna is a student administrative assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending Boise State in Fall 2016. Currently, she’s a junior majoring in environmental studies. She supports the MAPs program (mid-term assessment process), annual Course Design Institute, and assists CTL staff with day-to-day programs and events. Her office is in ILC 316, MS 1005.

Anthony ManzanaresAnthony Manzanares is a student administrative assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning. He is from Los Angeles, California and is pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management. In the CTL, Anthony assists with institutional change projects. Furthermore, Anthony helps with general inquiries as assigned. Anthony is also certified by Microsoft Corporation in Excel and Word 2016. His office is in ILC 316, MS 1005.