Empowering Teaching Excellence Committees

The Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence sponsors programming including the annual ETE Conference, Seminar Series, Foundations of USU Teaching, eLearnX, Learning Circles, the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, and the ETE 10 digital badging program. These events and programs are organized and supported by a committee made up of faculty representatives who help determine topics, guest speakers, and provide insight, ideas, and support as needed. Additionally, other faculty and staff serve as subcommittee members to work out specific planning details for ETE programming, while the ETE Ambasadors are former ETE Faculty Committee members who continue to advocate for the mission of the ETE program. The ETE Executive Committee serves as the oversight body for all ETE programming.

Faculty Committee SubcommitteeExecutive Committee Ambassadors

Faculty Committee

J.C. Sheen circle picture
Jefferson Sheen, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work
*Faculty Committee Chair
Jason Olsen, Associate Professor & JETE Editor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
*Subcommittee Chair: Publications
Missy Kofoed, Lecturer
College of Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
*Subcomittees: ETE Conference Chair
Sidi Becar Meyara, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Communication Studies and Philosophy
*Subcomittees: ELCSS Committee
Sunshine Brosi, Associate Professor
Quinney College of Natural Resources, Wildland Resources Department
*Subcomittees: ETE10, cel Liaison
Sarah Tulane, Clinical Assistant Professor
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Human Development and Family Studies
*Subcomittee Chair: ETE10 and SoTL
Amanda Deliman, Assistant Professor
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, School of Teacher Education and Leadership
*Subcomittee Chair: SoTL
Nate Trauntvein, Associate Professor
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Kinesiology and Health Science
*Subcomittee Chair: Explore

Subcommittee

Shelley Arnold, Ph.D. Candidate & ETE Instructional Coordinator
Empowering Teaching Excellence
College of Natural Resources, Department of Environment and Society
Logan Campus 
Heather Jensen, ETE Office Assistant & Adjunct Professor
College of Education and Human Services, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
Logan Campus 
Elisa Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Logan Campus 
Subcomitte Member: SoTL
Melanie Chambers, Learning Specialist
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: ETE10
Mallory Hagadorn, Graduate Student 
College of Science, Department of Animal, Biology Department
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: Explore
Maria Givler, Senior Lecturer
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department
Logan Campus 
Subcommitte Member: ETE Conference
Kristy Bloxham, Professional Practice Associate Professor
College of Education and Human Services, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: ELCSS
Takoma Lindsay, Graduate Student
College of Education and Human Services, Department of Psychology
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Explore
Beth Buyserie, Assistant Professor & Director of Composition 
College of Education and Human Services, English Department
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Open-Book Series Fellow
Neal Legler, Director
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Publications
Erica Finch, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Merrill-Cazier Library, Digital Initiatives
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Publications
Nichelle Frank, Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Services, History Department
USU Eastern
Subcommittee Member: Assistant Editor of JETE
Jessica Rivera-Mueller, Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Services, English Department
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Explore
Jillian Morley, Assistant Director
Career Design Center
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: ETE Conference
Timothy Chenette, Associate Professor
Caine College of the Arts, Department of Music
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: ELCSS
Jason Twede, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology Department
Tooele Campus
Subcommittee Member: Publications
Andy Harris, Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Services, Human Development and Family Studies
USU Ephraim
Subcommittee Member: ELCSS
Marlene Graf, Professional Practice Assistant Professor 
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department
Logan Campus 
Subcommitte Member: ETE Conference
Melanie Ivans, Assistant Professor
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: ETE Conference 

Executive Committee

Jefferson Sheen, Assistant Professor & Faculty Committee Chair
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Logan
Larry Smith, Provost
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Logan
Paul Barr, Vice Provost
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Logan
Rene Eborn, Associate Vice President
Office of the Executive Vice President, Logan
Pamela Dupin-Bryant, Vice Provost & Professor
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Tooele
Jason Olsen, Lecturer & JETE Editor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, USU Eastern
Harrison Kleiner, Associate Vice Provost & Associate Professor 
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Logan
Neal Legler, Director
Center for Instructional Design and Innovation (CIDI), Logan
Travis Thurston, Director
Empowering Teaching Excellence, Logan

Janet Anderson, Senior Vice Provost, Associate Vice President & Professional Practice Professor
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Shelley Arnold, ETE Instructional Coordinator
Empowering Teaching Excellence, Logan

Janis Boettinger, Senior Vice Provost & Professor
Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Ambassadors

Sara Bakker, Assistant Professor
Caine College of the Arts

Donna Brown, Scholar in Residence/Head of Academic Initiatives
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Mark Brunson, Professor
Quinney College of Natural Resources

Mike Christiansen, Associate Professor
College of Science

Tadd Colver, Lecturer
College of Science

Pam Dupin-Bryant, Professor
Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Mark Damen, Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jen Evers, Clinical Assistant
Professor College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Marlene Graf, Professional Practice Assistant Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Antje Graul, Assistant Professor
Huntsman School of Business

Shelly Halling, Lecturer
College of Engineering

Chris Hartwell, Assistant Professor
Jon M Huntsman School of Business

Karl Hoopes, Extension Assistant Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Kim Hales, Lecturer
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Cree Taylor, Lecturer
College of Education and Human Services
Harrison Kleiner, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Becki Lawver, Associate Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Max Longhurst, Assistant Professor

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Roslynn McCann, Associate Professor
Quinney College of Natural Resources

Jason Olsen, Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexa Sand, Associate Professor, Associate VP & Associate Dean
RGS Office & Caine College of the Arts

Melissa Scheaffer, Senior Lecturer
College of Engineering

CJ Sorenson, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Maria Spicer-Escalante, Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brian Warnick, Associate Professor & Associate Dean
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Marilyn Cuch, Senior Lecturer
College of Education and Human Services

Baron Wesemann, Associate Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Ekaterina Arshavskaya, Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jess Lucero, Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Karin deJonge-Kannan, Principal Lecturer
College of Humanities and Social Sciences