This is a picture of Dr. Matthew Ouellett.Dr. Mathew L. Ouellett is Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL). Prior to joining Wayne State University, Matt led the Center for Teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), and has also played key roles in Student Affairs at UMass, the University of Vermont, Emerson College and Washington State University. During his tenure at UMass, the Center For Teaching was cited as one of the top four Model Faculty Development Programs in the U.S. and Canada (2006), and was awarded a 2002 Innovation Award from the POD Network and a 2000 Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching and Learning. From 2005 to 2008 Matt served as President/Executive Board Member of the Professional and Organization Development Network in Higher Education (POD). In 2012 he was honored with the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD Award for outstanding lifetime achievement and leadership in the enhancement of teaching, learning, and faculty development. Matt has worked in international settings that include Canada, Japan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan, and has taught at institutions including the University of Wisconsin Madison, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College School for Social Work, Burlington College, and the University of Vermont. A regular contributor for the literature on faculty development and inclusive teaching and learning, Matt has authored or co‐authored over 40 peer‐reviewed articles and book chapters in a wide range of sources. Selected collections include: The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom (2nd ed., 2011, with Brinkley, El‐Fakahany, Dessants, Flamm, Forcey,& Rothschild); An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom (2011); and Teaching Inclusively: Resources for Course, Department and Institutional Change in Higher Education (2005); Bell, L. A., Goodman, D., & Ouellett, M. (2016). Design and Facilitation. In M. Adams & L. Bell with D. Goodman & K. Joshi (Eds.) Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3rdEd). San Francisco: Jossey Bass. He currently serves as an editorial board member and reviewer of the Journal of Faculty Development. Matt received his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts‐Amherst, his M.L.A. from Goddard College and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada‐Reno.

 

Dr. Zewelanji SerpellZewelanji Serpell is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at VCU. Her research considers cultural and contextual factors that promote or inhibit optimal learning in schools. She is especially interested in harnessing advances in cognitive science to develop school-based interventions to support underperforming students. Her work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, and Institute for Education Sciences. Serpell is also the co-editor of the Handbook of Culturally Responsive School Mental Health: Advancing Research, Training, Practice, and Policy (2013).

 

This is a picture of Reverend Ben Campbell.The Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell is an Episcopal priest, Adjunct Pastor at Richmond Hill, and Pastoral Associate at St. Paul’s, Richmond. He is author of Richmond’s Unhealed History, a book on the history of Richmond since before the European settlement. He is co-founder of Metro Clergy for Rapid Transit and a director of RVA Rapid Transit, community efforts to provide comprehensive public transportation for Metropolitan Richmond.  He is a director of the Armstrong Priorities Freshman Academy, which supports the on-time graduation of students at metropolitan Richmond’s most challenged high school. He helped start the Micah Association, which links 130 faith communities to 26 inner city elementary schools in Richmond, and the Armstrong High School Leadership Program.  He is a member of the Richmond Public Schools Educational Foundation and the Richmond Slave Trail Commission.For 25 years he was Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill, an ecumenical Christian community and retreat center on Church Hill in Richmond. He has served three Episcopal Churches, and worked as Communications Director and subsequently Program Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  He directed two non-profit corporations — the Richmond Urban Institute, and Home Base, Incorporated, a neighborhood-based low-income housing corporation.