Center for Teaching and Learning Team


Shaun LongstreetShaun Longstreet
Associate Provost for Educational Development.  

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Phone: (414) 288-1777

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.

David SchejbalDavid Schejbal
Chief of Digital Learning

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Phone: (414) 288-6395

David works with faculty and senior leaders across the University to expand Marquette online programs throughout the nation and the world. Prior to Marquette, David was dean of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

David writes and speaks broadly about the future of higher education and how that future is shaped by social, economic, technological, and political forces. In 2012, he was one of the founding members of C-BEN: The Competency-Based Education Network: A National Consortium for the Development of Higher Education Models. He currently serves on the governing board of that group.
David’s academic interests focus on issues of higher education, sustainability, and the environment. His academic background is in philosophy, and he received his doctorate from the University of Connecticut. He was president of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) from 2015-2016. Presently, he is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Army War College and an Executive Committee member of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).

Paul MartinPaul Martin
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

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Phone: (414) 288-5033

Paul Martin joined Marquette University in the fall of 2018. As Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, he oversees the CTL’s educational development initiatives, the Service Learning and Interprofessional Education programs, and the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center. His areas of specialization include student engagement, classroom assessment, course (re)design, and the integration of technology and social media in teaching. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Marquette's Department of English.

From 2011-2018, Paul was a faculty member at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta where he served as the university's Faculty Development Coordinator in the Centre for the Advancement for Faculty Excellence and taught in the Department of English. There he ran everything from small workshops on student engagement and assessment to large events for hundreds of people such as MacEwan's annual Faculty Development Day and the MacEwan Book of the Year program. He also served as the Director of the annual National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Rockies and was co-Chair of the Educational Developers Network of Alberta from 2016-18.

Prior to joining MacEwan, Paul served as Director of the University of Vermont's Canadian Studies Program (2006-11) and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Between 1996 and 2009, he also helped to run Northwest Passages, a groundbreaking online bookstore and information resource he cofounded in 1996 that focused on Canadian literature.

Paul has nearly twenty-five years of experience teaching courses in postcolonial literatures and literary theory, with a strong emphasis on the literatures of Canada. His book Sanctioned Ignorance: the politics of knowledge production and the teaching of the literatures of Canada (University of Alberta Press 2013) won the 2013 Gabrielle Roy Prize for the best English book in Canadian literary studies.

Paul has a B.A. (Hon) in English and French Language and Literature (1993) from the University of Alberta, a M.A .in Canadian Literature from the University of Western Ontario (1995), and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2002) from the University of Alberta.


Educational Development

Amber Young-BriceAmber Young-Brice
Educational Consultant

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Phone: (414) 288-2162

Amber Young-Brice joined the Center for Teaching and 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 and 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 Ph.D. 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 Center for Teaching and Learning for individual faculty consultations, discussions on best practices in higher education, peer observation of teaching, and offers programs specifically for clinical and practicing faculty.

Jen ManeyJen Maney
Coordinator, Marquette University Catholic Jesuit Higher Education Cooperative

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Phone: (414) 288-2162

Jennifer Maney is responsible for the bridging of the academic mission with the Catholic Jesuit tradition at Marquette University. She helps support faculty explore their own personal connections with Marquette’s long history and mission and helps develop programming around inclusive classrooms and intercultural engagement across the curriculum.

Prior to her position with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Jennifer directed the Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium (GMCEC), a collaborative effort between Alverno College, Mount Mary College, Cardinal Stritch University, Marian University and Marquette University, who joined forces to support Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  Prior to that, Jennifer was the Director of Career Development at Carroll University. In addition, Jennifer has experiencing directing a federal grant at the Milwaukee Area Technical College, helping to create the first bi-lingual early childhood credential program in the state of Wisconsin. 

Jennifer has a doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership with a minor in diversity education, a master’s in counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Mount Mary University where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in the area of inclusionary practices in the classroom. She also sits on the education committee for Nativity Jesuit Middle School and is the Vice-Board Chair and Governance Chair at St. Joan Antida High School in Milwaukee. Recent publications include:

  • Who Do you Say You Are: Relationships, Faith and Schools
    Jennifer Maney, Carrie King, Thomas Kiely

Jordan CannonJordan Cannon
Interprofessional Education Coordinator

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Phone: (414) 288-4993

Jordan Cannon is the Interprofessional Education Coordinator within the Center for Teaching and 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.

Writing Center

Rebecca NowacekRebecca Nowacek
Director of Ott Memorial Writing Center

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Phone: (414) 288-3590

Rebecca Nowacek is an associate professor in the Department of English, where she’s been on faculty since 2001. She serves as Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center and Director of Marquette’s Course Embedded Tutors program; she also serves as the PI of Marquette’s W.R.I.T.E. (Writing and Research Integrative Tutor
Experience) Fellows program, a Mellon-funded undergraduate research initiative.

Her research focuses on transfer of learning and writing in the disciplines. She is the author of  Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act (2011), and the co-editor of Citizenship Across the Curriculum (2010) and Literacy, Economy, and Power (2014). Her work has also appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, and Research in the Teaching of English. Her chapter in Naming What We Know, co-authored with Brad Hughes, received the International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Article award.

Rebecca was the 2012 recipient of Marquette's Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2011 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Faculty Advising Award.  She was also a 2005-06 Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Jen FishmannJenn Fishman
Acting Director of Ott Memorial Writing Center

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Phone: (414) 288-3467

Jenn is a teacher and scholar of rhetoric and composition/writing studies. A member of the Marquette faculty since 2011, she is the former Director of the First-Year English Program and co-founder of the Writing Innovation Symposium. She is also a 2018-2019 Faculty Civic Dialogues Fellow.

Jenn's published scholarship includes more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; the Research Exchange Index (REx), which is a scholarly database for writing research (2016); and special issues of CCC Online (2012), Peitho (2015), and Community Literacy Journal (forthcoming, 2018). She is the Principal Investigator of 3 grant-supported research projects and the recipient of the 2006 Richard Braddock Award. Her current projects center longitudinal and undergraduate research as well as community writing.

Over the course of her career, Jenn has contributed extensive national professional leadership. She was elected President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and she is the founding Co-Chair of the CCCC Committee on Undergraduate Research. She also serves on the inaugural boards of Literacy in Composition Studies and the Coalition of Community Writing (CCW).  In these roles, as in the classroom and her scholarship, her modus operandi is to make available meaningful opportunities for others, and she looks forward to doing the same through her work in the Ott Memorial Writing Center. 



Service Learning

Kim Jenson BohatKim Jensen Bohat
Director, Service Learning Program

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Phone: (414) 288-0250

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 McLaurinTyanna McLaurin
Assistant Director, Service Learning Program

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Phone: (414) 288-0302

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.

Peggy MeadPeggy Mead
Program Assistant

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Phone: (414) 288-5473

Peggy is located within the Service Learning Program, assisting with administrative support there and the Center for Teaching and Learning 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.

Online Education

Maria Parés-ToralMaría Parés-Toral
Director of Online Pedagogy and e-Learning Production

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Phone: (414) 288-5453

As the Director of Online Pedagogy and e-Learning 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 and 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 M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and B.A.s in Spanish and Graphic Design from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Sandra ClevelandSandra Cleveland
Director of Online Student Services

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Phone: (414) 288-3155

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 and 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.

Richard Anderson-MartinezRichard Anderson-Martinez
Badging Coordinator

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Phone: (414) 288-8811

Richard is the Badging Coordinator in the Center for Teaching and 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 Design

Sheila BernhardtSheila Bernhardt
Instructional Designer, ADA Resource

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Phone: (414) 288-5969

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 the University of Wisconsin - 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 and Learning as a contract Instructional Designer. 

Prior to working in higher education, Sheila worked in various management positions 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.

Eric KowalikEric Kowalik
Instructional Designer

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Phone: (414) 288-4144

Eric's appointment is in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Research 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 and 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.

Dan FreerDan Freer
Instructional Designer

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Phone: (414) 288-6358

Daniel Freer is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching and 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.

Kathy AuchterKathy Auchter
Instructional Designer

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Phone: (414) 288-3453

Kathy Auchter is an Instructional Designer for Marquette University in the Center for Teaching & Learning. Kathy enjoys collaborating with faculty and the design team to develop rigorous and meaningful online courses that support authentic learning outcomes in a timely manner. Additionally, Kathy’s role includes developing and hosting faculty development sessions.

Combined Kathy has nearly twenty years of teaching and instructional design experience. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Community Education from UW-Milwaukee, Kathy served one term in AmeriCorps in the Urban Education Fellowship Program while earning her Master’s degree in Education from Alverno College. During her AmeriCorps service and beyond, Kathy taught middle school students English and religion. Kathy earned a Professional Certificate in Online Education from UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. She developed computer-based course training for a host of Microsoft Office Suite products for large corporations. Most recently prior to joining MU, Kathy served as an Instructional Designer at Concordia University where she enjoyed collaborating with faculty and administrators in the Office of Continuing and Distance Education developing comprehensive online courses in graduate education programs.

Christina JohnsonChristina Johnson
Instructional Technologist

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Phone: (414) 288-6358

Christina Johnson joined the Center for Teaching and Learning team in 2018. She is responsible for D2L technology education and training. Her Master’s degree was completed at UW-Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership with a focus in educational technology and instructional design. She has higher education experience in a variety of areas including teaching, advising and instructional design.

Christina’s interests include trail biking with her daughter and husband, gardening, farmer’s markets and birding.


Academic Media Production

Dan JohnsonDan Johnson
Chief Photographer

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Phone: (414) 288-7681

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 B.A. in Mass Communications/Photo Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

John BlandinoJohn Blandino
Media Production Specialist

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Phone: (414) 288-1567

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.​​​

Katelyn StamasKatelyn Stamas
Media Production Specialist

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Phone: (414) 288-1567

Katelyn graduated from Marquette University in December 2017 with a B.A. in Digital Media. During college she worked as a student employee at the Academic Media Center and then worked in news following graduation. In her downtime she enjoys playing with her dogs, crafting and traveling. She is glad to be back at Marquette and continue her passion for video production in her professional career.


Emily NewellEmily Newell
Graphic & Web Designer

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Phone: (414) 288-1567

Emily joins the Center after 12 years experience in advertising agencies. She is designer of branding, identity, advertising, web and digital, and interactive spaces. She is excited to bring this knowlege to Marquette and use it to design more visually engaging online experiences for students and faculty. Emily has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin - Stout.



Karina MendozaKarina Mendoza

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Phone: (414) 288-6854