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

Marilyn Cuch, Senior Lecturer
College of Education and Human Services, School of Teacher Education and Leadership Department
*Faculty Committee Chair
Jason Olsen, Associate Professor & JETE Editor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
*Subcommittee Chair: JETE 
Karin Dejonge-Kannan, Principal Lecturer
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Cree Taylor,Lecturer
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
*Subcommittee Chair: ETE Confernce
Ekaterina Arshavskaya, Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences,Department of World Languages and Cultures
*Subcommitte Chair: Explore
Jefferson Sheen, Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work
*Subcomittee Chair: eLearnX.Seminars.Learning Circles
Baron Wesemann, Associate Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Department of Aviation and Technical Education
*Subcommittee Chair: ETE 10
Jess Lucero, Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences,Department of Social Work
*Community Engaged Learning Liason

Subcommittee

Shelley Arnold, ETE Instructional Coordinator
Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence
College of Natural Resources, Department of Environment and Society
Logan Campus 

Laura Adams, Garduate Student 
College of Agriculture & Applied Science, Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences 
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: Explore
Lilly Jean Bautista, Instructional Specialist 
Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: ETE10 & Explore
Melanie Chambers, Learning Specialist
Provost's Office
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: eLearnX.Seminars.Learning Circle
Samantha Clem, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist 
Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
Logan, Campus 
Polly Conrad, Senior Lecturer
Huntsman School of Business, Data Analytics & Information Systems
Logan Campus 
Subcomitte Member: ETE Conference
Zach Gibson, Ph.D. Studetn
College of Science, Physics Department
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Explore
Alexi Lamm, Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: ETE 10
David Law, Professor 
College of Education and Human Services, Human Development & Family Studies
Roosevelt Campus
Subcommittee Member: Open-Book Series Fellow
Neal Legler, Director
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: JETE
Kacy Lundstrom, Head of References and Instruction
Merrill-Cazier Library
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: JETE
Shawn Miller, Lecturer
College of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Logan Campus
Subcomitte Member: ETE Conference
Sylvia Read, Professor and Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Services, Teacher Education and Leadership
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: SoTL Fellow
Elisa Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Logan Campus 
Subcomitte Member: SoTL
Nate Trauntvein, Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Services, Kinesiology and Health Science
Logan Campus 
Subcommittee Member: eLearnX.Seminars.Learning Circle
Michael Vakula, Graduate Instructor
College of Education and Human Services, Kinesiology and Health Science
Logan Campus
Subcommittee Member: Explore &  ETE Conference
Erin Wadsworth-Anderson, Instructional Designer
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Logan Campus 
Subcomitte Member: ETE Conference

Executive Committee

Travis Thurston, Director
Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence 

Shelley Arnold, ETE Instructional Coordinator
Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence
Paul Barr, Vice Provost
Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, Logan
Marilyn Cuch, Lecturer & ETE Faculty Committee Chair
School of Teacher Education and Leadership Department
Rich Etchberger, Vice Provost & Professor
Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, Moab
Kim Hales, Lecturer & JETE Editor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
Harrison Kleiner, Associate Vice Provost & Associate Professor 
Department of Communication Studies & Philosophy
Neal Legler, Director
Center for Innovation Design and Instruction
Robert Wagner, Vice President & Professional Practice Associate Professor
Academic & Instructional Services

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

Chris Gonzalez, Associate 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
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

Stan Martineau, Associate Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Roslynn McCann, Associate Professor
Quinney College of Natural Resources

Angela Minichiello, Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

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

Idalis Villanueva, Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

Alan Warnick, Principal Lecturer
Jon M Huntsman School of Business, Logan

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