Teaching and Administrative Technology Consultations

All faculty members are welcome to book a one-on-one teaching or administrative technology “office hours” appointment with CTE staff members. Read below to learn about our areas of expertise. You can also learn more about our staff on our CTE Team and Faculty Fellows pages.


Houssein El Turkey

Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
Associate Professor • Math

Areas of expertise:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning in STEM Classrooms (e.g., in-class worksheets, pre-class readings/tasks)
  • Curriculum development (e.g., new course/program proposals, Student Learning Outcomes)
  • Designing tasks to foster creativity in STEM classrooms
  • Pedagogical actions to foster creativity in STEM classrooms
  • Designing reflective assignments (developing prompts for reflective assignments and students’ autobiographies)
  • Designing Mid-semester Student Surveys

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Director of Faculty Support Services
Center for Teaching Excellence

Areas of expertise:

  • Faculty Success
  • Banner Student
  • Degree Audit
  • Argos Reports
  • MS Teams – Meet with students, work in teams, create content, and share resources in Office 365

Cassandra Sedalmaier

Lecturer •
Criminal Justice

Areas of expertise:

  • Supporting first-year students (bridging the academic gap between HS and college)
  • Special education and developing scaffolds to support students with accommodations
  • Inclusivity for historically underserved students and students with accommodations
  • Project-based learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Designing activities to foster creativity in social science classrooms
  • Pedagogical actions to foster creativity in social science classrooms
  • Designing reflective assignments
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Supporting Historically Underserved Students

Mehdi Mekni

Associate Professor•
Computer Science

Areas of expertise:

  • Online Pedagogy and Education
  • Course Design
  • Gamification in Education
  • Alignment of Assessments with Course Outcomes
  • ABET Accreditation

Nikolas Stasulli

Assistant Professor •
Biology and Environmental Science

Areas of expertise:

  • Designing hands-on activities for the classroom
  • Incorporating various technologies into classroom activities (i.e. Makerspace equipment, online technologies like Hypothes.is)
  • Creating multi-module/multi-chapter case studies or activities
  • Incorporating diverse representation in the classroom
  • Designing equitable assessments through the semester
  • Designing course reflections that create student buy-in
  • Supporting first-generation students