Shaun LongstreetShaun Longstreet
Associate Provost for Educational Development

E-mail Shaun
Phone: 8-1777

Shaun joined the Marquette community in 2011. He has twelve years of higher-education faculty professional development experience, and has published and presented in the areas of inclusive excellence and in gaming software for education.

A former faculty member of Texas A&M University, Shaun has fifteen years of teaching experience, having also taught at Notre Dame, The University of California at Irvine and The University of Texas at Dallas.

In 2011, Shaun was elected to a three-year term on the governing board of the national faculty development professional society, POD Network in Higher Education.


kim jensenKim Jensen Bohat
Director, Service Learning Program

E-mail Kim
Phone: 8-0250

Professionally, Kim has been with the Program since 2001, but she also participated in Service Learning as a service learning student, a student employee, a site contact, and a service learning faculty member.

Kim has a bachelor's degree in Social Work, and master's degree in Education with a concentration Leadership and Policy, both from Marquette. In addition to her role in Service Learning, Kim is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, and teaches Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice.

Her current areas of interest include student reflection, faculty development, community-based research, social justice education, service learning as high impact practice, community-university partnership, community-impact assessment, and student leadership development.


Tyanna McLaurin Staff PicTyanna McLaurin
Assistant Director, Service Learning Program

E-mail Tyanna
Phone: 8-0302

Tyanna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies from Marquette. While a student at Marquette, Tyanna worked for the YMCA for 5 years in roles ranging from volunteer mentoring to youth program coordination. After graduation, Tyanna served in two AmeriCorps Programs-Public Allies and Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) working with youth and assisting with community revitalization efforts. She also served two terms as a Health, Water, and Sanitation Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa.

Tyanna brings a wealth of knowledge about the Milwaukee community with a commitment to service.

Her current interests include social justice, diversity and inclusion, and partnerships between urban communities and higher education institutions. She is responsible for developing community partnerships, managing the student leader staff, and assisting faculty in finding mutually beneficial partnerships. Tyanna is excited to work with students and faculty helping them figure out their role in building a better relationship with the urban Milwaukee community through service learning.


Sandi Cleveland

Sandra Cleveland
Director of Online Student Services

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Phone: 8-3155

As the Director for Online Student Services, Sandi is responsible for integrating the functions and student support structures necessary to maintain Marquette University’s tradition of quality, personal experience and Catholic Jesuit Liberal Arts values for graduate and undergraduate digital education. Additionally, she will collaborate with faculty and administrative leaders to coordinate the many services that students need to be successful in the online environment while providing access to the many and varied opportunities Marquette University offers its students.

During Sandi’s more than 25 years in higher education, she held a variety of positions at Marquette University; positions that primarily served non-traditional student populations.  Her role in the Center for Teaching & Learning will draw upon her expertise with student services and records, program development (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education), policy drafting and implementation (articulation agreements, transfer policy), and online teaching. 

Sandi has a Master of Education degree with a focus on Counseling, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Paralegal Certificate from Milwaukee Business Technical Institute. 


Maria Pares Toral

María Parés-Toral
Director of Online Pedagogy and eLearning Production

E-mail María
Phone: 8-5453

As the Director of Online Pedagogy and eLearning Production, María has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of online programming at Marquette. She also coordinates educational development opportunities for faculty related to instructional technology and course design.

Before joining the Center for Teaching & Learning, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Marquette University. Over her career, she has integrated her skills as a graphic and instructional designer and her knowledge of pedagogical principles to create educational materials, such as instructional modules, animations, and illustrations to enhance learning in various subject areas.

Her current research focuses on culturally appropriate e-Learning, educational development, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). In addition to her research, María has presented at conferences internationally and has coordinated, developed, and facilitated workshops and seminars for professional development, implementing diverse modes of face-to-face, blended, and fully online delivery.

María holds a doctorate in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University, a TESOL Certificate from The Learning Center of Tuscany, an MA in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and BAs in Spanish and Graphic Design from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.


Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson-Martinez
Badging Coordinator

E-mail Richard
Phone: 8-8811

Richard is the Badging Coordinator in the Center for Teaching & Learning, where he oversees the operations of Marquette’s digital badges initiative, working with colleagues to develop competency-based programs for learners on- and off-campus.

Prior to joining MU, Richard was a scholar-practitioner working in student affairs as director of inclusion and access at a health sciences university in the Northeast. He served as an adjunct instructor for travel courses, leading students on immersive service experiences to communities in Latin America. He previously facilitated delivery of a digital badge program that rewarded students with demonstrated skills in cultural humility. Richard’s role draws from his experience in fostering accessible higher education environments, creating digital badge ecosystems and a broad knowledge of the changing landscape of higher education.

Richard holds an M.S.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.


Instructional Designer Sheila Bernhardt

Sheila Bernhardt
Instructional Designer, ADA Resource

E-mail Sheila
Phone: 8-5969

Sheila is an Instructional Designer specializing in accessibility compliance of the resources used and the content within D2L.  Sheila provides one-on-one consultation with faculty and she designs and facilitates workshops that provide information and hands-on learning experiences focused specifically on accessibility in D2L and accessibility compliance.

Sheila began her career in higher education as an adjunct instructor in the undergraduate program at Marquette and continues to teach in the Lubar Graduate School at UW Milwaukee.  While at Marquette, she earned her e-learning certificate from the Center for Teaching and Learning and for the last several years Sheila has worked with the Center for Teaching & Learning as a contract Instructional Designer. 

Prior to working in higher education, Sheila worked in various management positioms within the manufacturing and finance sectors.  Sheila was instrumental in leading change and training employees in concepts such as Leading Teams, Lean, Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management.


Dan Freer

Dan Freer
Instructional Designer

E-mail Dan
Phone: 8-6358

Daniel Freer is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching & Learning. He comes to Marquette from Michigan State University, where he was as an Educational Technology Specialist in the College of Education's Design Studio. There, he worked with research faculty to help facilitate the implementation of D2L and other new technologies in their classrooms. In addition, at Michigan State University he consulted with faculty one-on-one on how best to use educational technology to meet their learning goals. Dr. Freer has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Education, both online and face-to-face. His research focuses on cognitive development as it relates to students' learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Dan provides consultation on course design and the implementation of educational technology in the classroom. He is available for one-on-one meetings to help facilitate the course design process for online, blended, and traditional courses.

Dr. Freer received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University.


Jordan Cannon

Jordan Cannon
Interprofessional Education Coordinator

E-mail Jordan
Phone: 8-4993

Jordan Cannon is the Interprofessional Education Coordinator within the Center for Teaching & Learning. Jordan’s position is split between Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin in an effort to build joint collaborative programming for students across the two campuses. Jordan collaborates with faculty partners on the development and implementation of interprofessional education experiences for students in the classroom and clinical setting.

Jordan began her career in higher education in University Housing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she was an Assistant Community Director in a freshman residence hall. After that, she transitioned to Saint Louis University, where she served as an Academic Advisor to the nursing and athletic training programs. From there, she transitioned into the role of Retention Specialist in the School of Nursing, where she worked with students to develop interpersonal and academic skills to help them thrive and achieve academic excellence.

Jordan holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO.


Dan Johnson pic

Dan Johnson
Chief Photographer

E-mail Dan
Phone: 8-7681

Dan has worked at Marquette as a photographer since 1977 and became the Chief Photographer in 1983. He provides photographic support to all areas of the University community including classroom support, research, events, athletics, web, social media and publications.  He guest lectures in the College
of Communication and teaches GROW classes in Digital Photography and Photoshop.

Dan received a BA in Mass Communications/Photo Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.


John Blandino Staff PicJohn Blandino
Instructional Media Producer

E-mail John
Phone: 8-1567

John moved from Madison to Milwaukee to join the Marquette community in 2014. He has 17 years of experience in video production and over 10 years of experience in news production. Enjoying creative and challenging video projects as well as meeting new and interesting people, John happily accepted his position at Marquette feeling it balanced his professional interests and faith. He graduated from MATC, Milwaukee campus, with a degree in television and video production and enjoys movies, rock climbing, and working on his house when he has free time. John feels fortunate to be able to do what he loves everyday.​​​


Dr. Young-BriceAmber Young-Brice
Educational Consultant

E-mail Amber
Phone: 8-2162

Amber Young-Brice joined the Center for Teaching & Learning in 2015 as our Educational Consultant in residence. She is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor within Marquette’s College of Nursing for the past five years, and has taught in higher education for a total of eight years. Her role in The Center for Teaching & Learning leverages her experience of faculty mentoring and educational development. Amber has experience and advanced training in curriculum design and assessment, course development and coordination, instruction techniques, reflecting on effectiveness of teaching (teaching evaluation review), and contemplative pedagogy.

Amber’s current research focuses on ethnic minority nursing students’ experiences while in college. She examines instances of mindfulness or mindlessness within their personal narratives and how those concepts may contribute as barriers or facilitators in degree completion. She holds a PhD in Nursing, a Master’s in Nursing Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She is a certified master trainer for Team STEPPS and currently serves on several College and University committees.

Amber is available at the CTL for individual faculty consultations, discussions on best practices in higher education, peer observation of teaching, and offers programs specifically for clinical and practicing faculty.


peggy meadPeggy Mead
Program Assistant

E-mail Peggy
Phone: 8-5473

Peggy is located within the Service Learning Program, assisting with administrative support there and the CTL whenever needed. At the same time, she is the administrative support for the Trinity Fellows Program.

She enjoys planning special events, reflections and interacting with the graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to working at Marquette she was employed at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Very Special Arts of Wisconsin for many years. She holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


eric kowalikEric Kowalik
Instructional Designer

E-mail Eric
Phone: 8-4144

Eric's appointment is in the Raynor Memorial LibrariesResearch and Instructional Services Department where he collaborates with faculty and librarians to design and develop web based learning objects on a variety of topics. He also collaborates with the Center for Teaching & Learning's E-Learning team to assist faculty with online course development.

Prior to arriving at Marquette, Eric worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Great Lakes Water Institute developing online learning modules and websites for grades K-Gray on the topic of freshwater science and research. He also spent six years at the University of California at Irvine's Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences as a web developer. A Marquette alumnus, Eric also has a master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University at Fullerton.



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sharron roncoSharron L. Ronco
Assessment Director

E-mail Sharron
Phone: 8-6390

Sharron L. Ronco is Marquette's Assessment Director, assisting academic departments and co-curricular units in the assessment of student learning outcomes for program improvement.

Before joining Marquette in August, 2011, Dr. Ronco was Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis at Florida Atlantic University, overseeing the university's data collection and reporting, surveys and analysis, and assessment for institutional effectiveness.

She also spent twenty years working in higher education in Texas; first as a Branch Chief in the Dallas regional office of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, and later as Director of Institutional Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Statistics from the University of North Texas.

A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Ronco's bachelor's degree from Marquette University and master's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee prepared her for an earlier career in secondary school teaching and bilingual education. She is active as a presenter and program committee member in state, regional and national institutional research associations, and has publications addressing the use of statistical techniques for understanding student enrollment behaviors, and in assessment.

With an office in the newly restructured Center for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Ronco will develop regular assessment training for campus stakeholders, support accreditation activities, provide assistance with program reviews and champion the ongoing effort to build a campus-wide culture of assessment.



 


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The Center for Teaching and Learning serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of pedagogical excellence at Marquette University.

Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and the use of student-centered technology while partnering with faculty as they prepare Marquette students to be agents of change for a global community.