Shaun LongstreetShaun Longstreet

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

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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

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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.

Maria Pares ToralMaría 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.

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.

Instructional Designer, D2L Support

Jennifer Robertson
Instructional Designer, D2L Support

E-mail Jennifer
Phone: 8-4991

Jennifer is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Teaching & Learning, where she provides support for D2L and facilitates training sessions for faculty.

Prior to joining the Center for Teaching & Learning, Jennifer was an educator at several Milwaukee schools serving in a role as Head of Technology and Head of Science Department. In both roles she was responsible for creating adequate curriculum that would increase the students’ knowledge and skills in the areas of Science and Technology. In addition, Jennifer also facilitated workshops for staff.

Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Gary Bargholz

E-mail Gary
Phone: 8-5168

Gary joined the Marquette community in 1981. He has extensive experience in video and media production, moving the campus from the old VHS “analog” days, to today’s digital, online and streaming technologies. He has enjoyed these changes and challenges, and looks forward to the ever evolving ways that Marquette finds to use media. He holds a Bachelors degree in Communication from UW-Stevens Point.

All the technology aside, he finds the best media presentations, start with a good story.

Dan Johnson picDan 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
Media Production Specialist

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.​​​

Educational Consultant_Amber 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.

Affiliated Team Members

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.



Mission Statement

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.