Building KU's Teaching and Learning Community

Faculty Ambassadors: 2017-2018

Each department/division chair at KU has been invited to identify a liaison, called an Ambassador, to the Center. These individuals are chosen because they are seen as strong advocates for the University’s teaching mission and, equally important, because they are respected by their colleagues for their teaching. Ambassadors connect CTE to faculty within each department. They help CTE fulfill its mission in several ways, by:

  • Guiding the Center in the development of its programs. Ambassadors tell CTE what’s going on in departments. They serve as a sounding board for ideas, and they reflect the needs and interests of their colleagues.
  • Communicating information about CTE to department faculty. Both formally and informally, Ambassadors let their colleagues know what’s going on at CTE. They share updates with them, and they encourage them to participate in CTE workshops and discussion forums.
  • Advocating the University’s teaching mission within their departments. Ambassadors do this is various ways, such as by mentoring new faculty, emphasizing the importance of teaching at key points (during faculty searches, for example), and occasionally facilitating CTE sessions at the New GTA Conference, KU Summit, or Lunch & Conversation. In addition, Ambassadors are often the first point of contact for cross-disciplinary work among the faculty and are a source of information about their departments for activities such as these.
Department
Ambassador
A  
Aerospace Engineering
Taghavi, Ray
African & African-American Studies
Gerschultz, Jessica
American Studies
Kim, Joo Ok–Fall/New
Warrior, Robert–Spr/N
Applied Behavioral Sciences
Watson-Thompson, Jomella
Applied English Center
Selvidge, Jenny
Architecture
Sander, Dennis
B  
Business/AIS
Mason, Paul
Business/FEDS
Meschke, Felix
Business/MEL
Pyone, Jin
C  
CEA Engineering
Lines, Brian
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Dhar, Prajna
Chemistry/Molecular Biosciences
Kuczera, Krzysztof
CODL
Loats, Julie
Communication Studies
Oliha-Donaldson, Hannah-NEW
Curriculum & Teaching
Friedman, Reva
D  
Design
Hossler, Tim
E  
Ecology & Evol. Biology
Sikes, Ben
Economics
Earnhart, Dietrich
Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies
Rice, Suzanne
Edwards Campus
Wolfe, Ben-NEW
Electrical Eng. & Computer Science
Prescott, Glenn
English
Drake, Phil
G  
Geography
Lei, Ting
Geology
Zhang, Chi (F)-NEW
H  
History
Gregg, Sara-NEW
History of Art
Lee, Jenny
HSES
Bass, Jordan
Humanities & Western Civilization
Wilson, Aimee
J  
Journalism & Mass Communications
Chen, Yvonnes
K  
KU Libraries
Branstiter, Callie
L  
Law
Yuille, Lua
Linguistics
Tremblay, Annie
M  
Mathematics
Johnson, Mat
Talata, Zsolt
Mechanical Engineering
TenPas, Peter
Medicinal Chemistry
Altman, Ryan
Music
Dvorak, Abbey
P  
Philosophy
Nutting, Eileen
Physics & Astronomy
Rogan, Chris-NEW
Political Science
Kennedy, John
Psychology
Williams, Alex
Educational Psychology
Templin, Jonathan
Public Affairs & Administration
Getha-Taylor, Heather
R  
Religious Studies
Brinton, Jacquelene
S  
School of Languages, Cultures & Lit
Swanson, Kim
Social Welfare
Zinn, Andy
Sociology
Albrecht, Sandy
Special Education
Cheatham, Greg
Speech-Language-Hearing
Rong, Panying-NEW
Spencer Museum of Art
Straughn, Celka
T  
Theatre
Zazzali, Peter
U  
Urban Planning
Lyles, Ward
V  
Visual Art
Burke, Matt
 

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