CIE Staff

Chantal Levesque-Bristol, PhD

Executive Director                                                

Email: clevesqu@purdue.edu

Chantal Levesque-Bristol received a B.A. in Psychology (1995), and a PhD (2000) in Social Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her primary areas of interests are teaching and learning, motivation, educational psychology, faculty development, and institutional change. She is the Principal Investigator on a First in the World Grant from the Department of Education.

 
David Nelson, PhD Associate Director

David Nelson, PhD

Associate Director

Email: davenelson@purdue.edu

David Nelson received his PhD in History from the University of California, Irvine and has worked in CIE since 2008. He works on SoTL projects and teaching initiatives with faculty across the campus, and has particular interests in cooperative faculty development and research in computer science, especially initiatives to increase women with programming degrees.



Charles A. Calahan, PhD Assistant Director, Global Learning Development

Charles A. Calahan, PhD

Assistant Director, Global Learning Development

Email: calahanc@purdue.edu

Charles A. Calahan directs Global Learning Faculty and Student Development. Chuck is a member of the Teaching Academy, a Diversity Fellow, and a Service-Learning Fellow. His focus is on active and experiential learning using advanced and innovative technology. He is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a trainer for Sentio's Global Competence Certificate, Unconscious Bias certified, and Cultural Intelligence certified. 
 

Karen S. Neubauer, MA Assistant Director, Special Projects

Karen S. Neubauer, MA

Assistant Director, Special Projects

Email: neubauer@purdue.edu

Karen S. Neubauer earned a B.S. (1978) in journalism from Iowa State University and was a print journalist and public relations executive before earning an M.A. (2005) in liberal studies from Indiana University. She taught journalism, communication, composition, and critical thinking at institutions including Purdue Northwest and Ball State University, where she earned an M.A. (2017) in rhetoric and composition. Her areas of interest are writing development and assessment, and instructional development and recognition.


Emily Bonem, PhD Instructional Developer

Emily Bonem, PhD

Instructional Developer

Email: ebonem@purdue.edu

Emily Bonem received a B.A. in Psychology and Music from Williams College, and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She joined CIE in July 2014 where she focuses on consulting with faculty about their teaching, data collection and analysis for the IMPACT program, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Emily’s main research interests include self-determination theory, course redesign, and assessing student learning.


Deb Felix Administrative Assistant

Deb Felix

Administrative Assistant

Email: felixd@purdue.edu

Deb Felix has been a member of the CIE staff since December 2009.  Deb has been an active member of the Purdue staff since August 1979 with roles in the Diversity Resource Office, Engineering Education, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Libraries. She received an Associate Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University in May, 2001.


Jason FitzSimmons, PhD Instructional Developer

Jason FitzSimmons, PhD

Instructional Developer

Email: fitz@purdue.edu 

Jason FitzSimmons received a B.S. (1998) and M.S. (2000) degree in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. (2010) in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary areas of interest are active learning spaces, Engineering and STEM development as well as curriculum and program development.


Daniel Guberman, PhD Instructional Developer

Daniel Guberman, PhD

Instructional Developer

Email: dguberman@purdue.edu

Daniel Guberman earned his Ph.D. in music from the University of North Carolina. Before coming to Purdue, he taught Music History and Theory at East Carolina University. His recent and forthcoming writings appear in Tyranny, Resistance and Music, American Music​, Tempo, and the Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. His interests include inclusive, social justice, collaborative, and critical pedagogies, faculty learning communities, and bridging STEM fields with the arts and humanities.


Erica Layow, PhD Instructional Developer

Erica Layow, PhD

Instructional Developer

Email: elayow@purdue.edu

Erica Layow received a B.A. (2008) in Geology and Geography from Mount Holyoke College, a M.A. (2013) in Earth Sciences and Ph.D. (2017) in College Science Teaching from Syracuse University. Her research interests include but are not limited to: learners’ understanding and representation of scientific phenomena, course transformations and implications for teaching and learning, discourse analysis, STEM education and gender studies, and science teacher education.


Jennifer Moss, PhD Project Manager

Jennifer Moss, PhD

Project Manager

Email: moss16@purdue.edu

Jennifer Moss earned her BA in English from Northwestern University, her MS in Educational Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her PhD in Educational Psychology from Purdue University.  Her research focuses on instructor motivation, especially using self-determination theory. In her research, she collaborates with faculty and researchers across the university and when the opportunity arises, she also enjoys teaching.


Ludmila Nunes, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ludmila Nunes, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: nunes@purdue.edu

Ludmila D. Nunes received a PhD in Psychology in 2012. Her specialty is Cognitive Psychology and Social Cognition, and her work sits at the interface between Cognitive Science and Education. The focus of her research is on the effects of different teaching and learning strategies on performance and students’ beliefs about their own learning and memory (metacognition).

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