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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

CETL Staff

nakia

Nakia Pope earned his doctorate in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia, his M.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M University, and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Furman University.  In addition to educational technology and teaching and learning, Nakia is interested in aesthetics and art.  He’s married to a wonderful wife and has two great children.  He also enjoys tabletop gaming and cycling. Contact Nakia at npope@txwes.edu.

lisa

As an Instructional Designer for CETL, Lisa designs and facilitates workshops covering the effective use of instructional technology as well as best practices for online and hybrid course delivery.  In addition to her duties at CETL, Lisa teaches both online and hybrid undergraduate computer sciences courses. Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Education and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. With classroom experience as well is extensive knowledge in instructional design theory, Lisa works extensively with faculty to help enhance the student learning experience. Contact Lisa at lwhammonds@txwes.edu.

addy

Adeline “Addy” Meira is a Doctoral Candidate majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Instructional Technology at Baylor University. As an Instructional Technologist, Addy helps faculty integrate technology with pedagogical awareness and intent to effectively showcase subject matter content and promote student engagement. She has worked as a graduate assistant for the Baylor Online Teaching and Learning Services, was a Graduate Fellow at the Academy for Teaching and Learning, as well as an Instructor for TED 3380 (Social Issues in Education), TED 1112 (Technology) lab, and EDC5370 (Technology Fundamentals). Addy is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has earned an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from Baylor, a Masters degree in Science of Education also from Baylor, and is expected to graduate from the Doctoral program in 2014. Contact Addy at ameira@txwes.edu.

pressly

Pressly Smith is currently working on her M.Ed. at Texas Wesleyan and has received her B.S. in Strategic Communications from TCU in 2011. She has been with the university since 2012. She loves Fort Worth, her husband and their dog, Lucy. As the CETL administrative assistant, she provides additional support and help to the CETL team. Contact Pressly at fpsmith@txwes.edu.

 

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About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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