Organization and Staff


The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is a unit in the Teaching and Learning Division of Academic Affairs.


Melody Bowdon Eric Main Anna Turner

Melody Bowdon
Executive Director

Eric Main
Associate Director

Anna Turner
Instructional Specialist

Amber Mullens Catherina Vernon Kris Hestad

Amber Mullens
Administrative Services Coordinator

Catherina Vernon
Office Assistant

Kris Hestad
Senior Computer Specialist

William Dorner Emmali Nayab Lauren Younker

William Dorner
Computer Specialist

Emmali Nayab
Technology Assistant

Lauren Younker
Research Assistant


Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Dima Nazzal
College of Engineering and Computer Science Dima Nazzal I believe that to be most effective as an instructor, one must create a welcoming environment that is interactive, collaborative, and promotes problem-solving. The environment should encourage students to present their ideas and opinions while respecting others’ points of view. I like to continuously explor...

Melissa B. Frye
College of Business Administration Melissa     B. Frye Today's workplace offers new challenges to students--the options are wider, the demands are greater, and the workplace is less structured. To be successful, students will need to meet the challenges of this type of working environment. A teacher is the guide who helps them prepare to meet these challenges by armin...

George Bagley
College of Sciences George Bagley If there is a paramount object to teaching, it should be community. Community leads to confidence among my students that the course will be dynamic, will add to their own intellectual growth, while simultaneously ensuring that each point of view will be respected, all assumptions lying at the heart of the complex ...