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Dr. Annie Abbott

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Annie Abbott is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching, research and publications focus on community service learning (CSL), social entrepreneurship, and business Spanish, with a growing attention to advocacy and civic engagement. By combining LSP and CSL, her students apply and refine their learning while meeting community-identified needs. She is the author of Comunidades: Más allá del aula and co-author of Día a día: De lo personal a lo profesional.
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Wes Anthony

Cleveland Community College

Wes Anthony is the current President of the North Carolina Association for Developmental Education. He is also the Adjunct Coordinator for Developmental English at Cleveland Community College. Anthony has given numerous presentations, including ones at NADE, CoADE, WVADE, and many others, on Developmental English and Reading redesign. Anthony is certified as an expert in Developmental Education by the Kellogg Institute and Appalachian State University.
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Dr. Laura Berk

Illinois State University

Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University. Her research has focused on the effects of school environments on children’s development, the social origins and significance of children’s private speech, and the role of make-believe play in the early development of self-regulation. Berk has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Scaffolding Children’s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education (NAEYC), Awakening Children’s Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference (Oxford University Press), and A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence. She is author of the best-selling texts Infants, Children, and Adolescents; Child Development; Development Through the Lifespan; and Exploring Lifespan Development, published by Pearson. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 7: Developmental Psychology.
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Dr. Debbie Bonde

College of Western Idaho

Deborah Bonde teaches Humanities for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the College of Western Idaho located in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho. Her humanities courses incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to studying the visual arts, literature, and music, emphasizing the value of the humanities in a liberal arts education. Dr. Bonde lives with her family in Boise.
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Prof. Mark Evan Bonds

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mark Evan Bonds is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1992. He is the author of two textbooks, both published by Pearson: A History of Music in Western Culture, now in its fourth edition, and Listen to This, a music appreciation textbook recently issued in its third edition. He is currently at work on a monograph on the history of the idea of music as an expression of the composer’s innermost self.
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Dr. Daniel Corts

Augustana College

Daniel Corts earned a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Tennessee and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the teaching of psychology at Furman University. He has been at Augustana College for 15 years teaching statistics and cognition as well as supervising student research. His recent research has focused on directed or intentional forgetting. In addition, Corts works with various educational agencies in developing assessments for student achievement, student engagement, and teacher development in math and science instruction. He has contributed to a variety of federal and state grants that provide afterschool and summer programs for students, and some unique training opportunities for k-12 teachers of math and science. Corts is an active member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and is currently President of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
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Dr. Glynis Cowell

University of North Carolina

Glynis Cowell is the Director of the Spanish Language Program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and an Assistant Dean in the Academic Advising Program, College of Arts and Sciences, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught first-year seminars, honors courses, and numerous face-to-face and hybrid Spanish language courses. She also team-teaches a graduate course on the theories and techniques of teaching foreign languages. Dr. Cowell received her M.A. in Spanish Literature and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Foreign Language Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC-CH in August 1994, she coordinated the Spanish Language Program in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University.
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Stephanie Doktor

University of Virginia

Stephanie Doktor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Music Department at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation revives a history of the concert jazz vogue in 1920s modernist compositions. An emphasis on both black and white transnational American composers enables her to examine the sonic materialization of U.S. race relations and international racial ideologies through the creation and reception of this style. Stephanie has taught in higher education for seven years. Her favorite course objectives implore students to listen to the sounds of race, gender, and class in twentieth century music of the United States. She especially loves to help non-majors and undergrads develop critical listening skills and historical perspectives on music.
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Prof. Kelly Donahue-Wallace

University of North Texas

Kelly Donahue-Wallace is a professor of art history at the University of North Texas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American art, the history of prints, and European early modern art. She is also the author of the department’s award-winning online courses Art Appreciation for Non-Majors and Art History Survey I. She is the author of Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America 1521-1821 and co-editor of Teaching Art History with New Technologies: Reflections and Case Studies. Her third book, Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press.
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Prof. James Fraser

New York University

James W. Fraser is Professor of History and Education and Chair of the Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. His teaching includes a survey course in American history and courses in Religion and Education in an International Context, and the History of American Education. Fraser was the Senior Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey from 2008 to 2012. He was the founding dean of Northeastern University’s School of Education, serving from 1999 to 2004. He was a lecturer in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education at the Harvard University Divinity School from 1997 to 2004. He has also taught at Lesley University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston University, and Public School 76 Manhattan. Fraser is an historian of education. His colleagues in the History of Education Society elected him as the society’s president for 2013-2014. Author or editor of eleven books, Fraser’s most recent book is By the People: A History of the United States.
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Prof. William Howell

University of Chicago

William Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at Chicago Harris and a professor in the Department of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He is the author of numerous books on the American presidency, and this coming January, he will be releasing a new textbook on the subject, entitled An American Presidency: Institutional Foundations of Executive Politics.
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Prof. Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Purdue University

Richard Johnson-Sheehan is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. At Purdue, he has directed the Introductory Composition program and the Purdue Writing Lab, including the Purdue OWL. He has mentored new teachers of composition for many years. He teaches a variety of courses in composition and professional writing as well as seminars in classical rhetoric and the rhetoric of science, medicine, and the environment. He has published widely in these areas. His books on writing include Writing Today, Argument Today, Technical Communication Today, Strategies for Technical Communication Today, and Writing Proposals. Professor Johnson-Sheehan was awarded 2008 Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and has been an officer in the Council for Writing Program Administrators.
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Dr. Jennifer Keene

Chapman University

Jennifer D. Keene is a specialist in American military experience during World War I. She has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War including Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), and World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011). She is also the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States, which uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history.
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Prof. Michael Kimmel

Stony Brook University

Michael Kimmel is among the world’s leading experts and researchers on men and masculinities. Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook, he is the author of more than 20 books, including Manhood in America, A Cultural History (1996), Angry White Men (2013), and the best-seller, Guyland (2008). He is the founder and editor of the scholarly journal MEN AND MASCULINITIES, and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. He has lectured at more than 300 college and universities and Fortune 500 companies and consults with cabinet level officials around the world on gender equality.
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Dr. Mark Krause

Southern Oregon University

Dr. Mark Krause received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Central Washington University, and his PhD at the University of Tennessee. He completed postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He has conducted research and published on pointing and communication in chimpanzees, predatory behavior in snakes, adaptive specializations of learning, and the influence of testosterone on cognition and brain function. Krause’s teaching includes courses in general psychology, learning and memory, and behavioral neuroscience. He is a professor of psychology at Southern Oregon University, where his focus is on teaching, writing, and supervising student research. He has published, with Daniel Corts, an introductory psychology textbook titled Psychological Science: Modeling Scientific Literacy.
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Dr. John Macionis

Kenyon College

John J. Macionis has been a teacher of sociology for more than forty years. He recently retired from Kenyon College where he was Prentice Hall Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Sociology. Macionis continues to write many of the most popular textbooks in the discipline. He is also a social activist who is engaged with organizations dealing with the environment and improving the lives of disadvantaged people both in the United States and abroad.
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Dr. Amy Marin

Phoenix College

Amy Marin received her doctoral degree from Arizona State University in social psychology. For the past 20 years she has been a full-time faculty member at Phoenix College in the Behavioral Sciences Dept. where she teaches courses in Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Introduction to Psychology. She serves a dual role as faculty coordinator for the Maricopa Institute for Learning, a position which allows her to mentor faculty research projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. When she’s not in the classroom, she’s busy developing active learning resources and sharing what she’s learned with others through workshops, presentations, and publications. She has received numerous grants and awards for innovative teaching. She is also the author, along with Roger Hock, of an introductory psychology text.
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Dr. Rob Martinsen

Brigham Young University

Rob Alan Martinsen is Associate Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University. He coordinates the beginning language program there and is highly involved with organizing and directing the department’s study abroad programs. Rob earned his Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education at University of Texas, Austin. He has written numerous articles on Cultural Sensitivity, Language Development in Studying Abroad Programs, and is the recent recipient of ACTFL’s Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education.
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Prof. Christine Nemachek

The College of William and Mary

Christine Nemacheck is the Wilson & Martha Claiborne Stephens Associate Professor of Government and a Fellow with the Center for Liberal Arts at The College of William & Mary. Her research focuses on judicial selection and the role of the courts in a separation of powers system. Chris has received a number of awards for her teaching and research activity, including the Alumni Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching at The College of William & Mary. Along with her colleagues Dave Magleby and Paul Light, Chris is one of the authors of Government by the People.
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Dr. Cheryl Nixon

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Cheryl Nixon is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at UMass Boston. In addition to her undergraduate courses, she teaches graduate Teaching of Literature courses and works with a staff of teaching interns to design and deliver general-education literature courses. Her courses feature project-based assignments and she often uses out-of-classroom learning to spark curiosity about literature. For example, she has worked with students to create rare books exhibitions for the Boston Public Library, including “Crooks, Rogues, and Maids Less than Virtuous: Books in the Streets of 18th-Century London.” Her research focuses on literary and legal representations of the family, and her recent works include The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Law and Literature: Estate, Blood, and Body and Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary on the Novel, 1688-1815.
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Prof. Charles Paine

University of New Mexico

Charles Paine is a Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the undergraduate writing program and teaches courses in first-year, intermediate, and professional writing. He is an active member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and currently serves on its Executive Board. He co-founded and coordinates the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College, a joint effort of the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. The Consortium conducts general research into the ways that undergraduate writing can lead to enhanced learning, engagement, and other gains related to student success. Professor Paine is author of Writing Today and The Resistant Writer: Rhetoric as Immunity, and with Joseph Harris and John Miles he co-edited a collection of new essays, Teaching with Student Texts.
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Nathan Palmer

Georgia Southern University

Nathan Palmer is a senior lecturer of sociology at Georgia Southern University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of SociologyInFocus.com and the creator of SociologySource.org.
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Dr. Sam Sommers

Tufts University

Sam Sommers earned his B.A. from Williams College and his PhD from the University of Michigan. Since 2003, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he has won multiple teaching awards, including being named Professor of the Year in 2009. His research examines issues related to stereotyping, intergroup relations, and group diversity, with a particular interest in how these processes play out in the legal domain. He is the author on the 9th edition of Social Psychology, co-authored with Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert. His first general audience book on social psychology, Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World was published in 2011. His next book, This is Your Brain on Sports, is co-authored with L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated and will be published in February 2016.
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Virginia Spivey

Virginia B. Spivey is an independent art historian and educator based in Washington D.C.. For over 18 years, she worked in museum and academic settings including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Georgetown University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and she has twice received institutional teaching awards. She is a contributing editor at ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org, where she is project leader for Art History Pedagogy and Practice, an academic e-journal slated to launch in 2016.
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Dr. Jean Twenge

San Diego State University

Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the books Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell). Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Michigan.
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Prof. Jeremy Yudkin

Boston University

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music at Boston University. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles on all aspects of music, including medieval music, music appreciation, popular music, and jazz. He is the pre-concert lecturer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and the Co-Founder and Co-Director, with Lewis Lockwood, of the Boston University Center for Beethoven Research.
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