PLATO Program

The University of Mississippi

Newsletter Fall 2017

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by Patricia O'Sullivan

Introducing PLATO’s newest faculty participants

BIOLOGY

Carol Britson, Lecturer of Biology

Eden Johnson, Instructor of Biology

CHEMISTRY

Safo Aboaku, Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Walter Cleland, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Amal Daas, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Steve Davis, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jared Delcamp, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dan Mattern, Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jason Ritchie, Professor of Chemistry

John Wigington, Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry

ECONOMICS

Michelle Matthews, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics

Ronnie McGinness, Lecturer of Economics

FASTRACK and STUDENT SUCCESS,

Jacqueline Certion, Coordinator of Enrollment and Advising FASTrack

Latanya L Dixon, Academic Mentor, FASTrack

Ernest Gray Flora, Academic Mentor, FASTrack

Susan A Nicholas, Academic Mentor, FASTrack

Jamie Nelms, Instructor in Sociology and Anthropology and the CSSFYE

 Rebekah Costomiris Holmes Reysen, Assistant Director for Academic Support Programs for the CSSFYE

Suzanne Wilkin, Academic Mentor, FASTrack

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Erik Hurlen, Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

PHYSICS

Luca Bombelli, Chair and Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Bin Xiao, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

SPANISH

Julia Bussade, Director of Basic Portuguese and Spanish Language Programs

Karla Duran, Instructor of Spanish

Gabriel Garrido, Instructor of Spanish

Maribel Sullivan-González, Instructor of Spanish

Irene Kaufmann, Instructor of Spanish

Edgar Serrano, Instructor of Spanish

WRITING AND RHETORIC

George Atkins, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Michelle Bright, Adjunct Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Jenny Bucksbarg, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Gretchen Bunde, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Chip Dunkin, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

LaToya Faulk, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Shirley Gray, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Alison Hitch, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Emily Howorth, Adjunct Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Kellye Makamson, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Jane Meek, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Dave Miller, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Sara Olsen, Adjunct Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Colleen Thorndike, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Marc Watkins, Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric

Dr. Kerri Scott was presented with the Teaching Excellence Award for her work in transforming Chem 101, Chemical Concepts, using adaptive courseware: Pearson’s Mastering and MyChemLab. Pictured from left to right: Chancellor Vitter, Dr. Kerri Scott, Keynote speaker, Dr. Meaghan Duff of Educause, and Provost Wilkin.

 

Karen Forgette, Guy Krueger, and Andrew David were presented with the Team Award for their collaborative work transforming the Writing 101/100 curriculum using Lumen Waymaker adaptive courseware. Pictured left to right: Chancellor Vitter, Karen Forgette, Andrew Davis, Guy Krueger, Keynote speaker, Dr. Meaghan Duff of Educause, and Provost Wilkin.

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Teaching Critical Thinking Learning Community

PLATO has partnered with CETL to offer a Teaching Critical Thinking Learning Community at UM. The group met August 8 to view and discuss a webinar on teaching critical thinking presented by Dr. Linda Nilson of Clemson University. The learning community will be meeting both online (through Blackboard Communities) and in person twice each semester. If you are interested in joining the Teaching Critical Thinking Learning Community, please email adaptivelearning@olemiss.edu.