ROSE ASERA is an independent researcher and evaluator. She previously served as a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, from 2000-2010. During that time she was Program Director of Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC), a four-year action research project that focused on developmental education in 11 California community colleges. Among the suite of SPECC project reports and essays, Asera is the author of Change and Sustain/Ability: A Program Director’s Reflections on Institutional Learning. In the 1990s, Dr. Asera worked as Director of Research and Evaluation with Professor Uri Treisman at the Charles A. Dana Center, initially at the University of California at Berkeley, and subsequently at The University of Texas at Austin. In 1991-1992 she was a Teaching Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Teacher Education at Kyambogo, Uganda.
PATRICIA SENIOR, Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Professional Development & Training at Broward College (FL), oversees human resources functions of professional development programming for faculty, staff, and administrators; new employee and faculty orientations and training; educational benefits programs; talent management programs; and employee recognition and incentive programs.
She maintains a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certificate from the Society for Human Resource Management and an N.C.C. (National Certified Counselor) certificate from the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. She has also completed training/certification and offered workshops in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, True Colors assessment, Conflict Mediation, and Appreciative Inquiry facilitation.
For more than 25 years, Ms. Senior has taught a variety of Student Life Skills (SLS) courses at Broward College including Career Planning, Employability Skills and Strategies for Success and has trained over 150 Broward College faculty and staff to be qualified to teach SLS courses at Broward College.
TERESA JUSTICE serves as the Dean of Academic Resources and Instructional Technology at Broward College (FL). In this role, she oversees library services, student developmental and success resource labs, and computer technology at the South Campus and its five satellite centers.
During the 30+ years at Broward College, she has been Interim Campus Provost, and chaired many collegewide committees, including the Academic Excellence Council: Faculty Development Committee that designed and implemented the college’s first Adjunct Faculty Institute Pilot this past summer.
As a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, she has lead several collegewide sessions and is currently utilizing Ai to assist the college in the identification of the QEP topic for its upcoming SACS visit. Ms. Justice also teaches the Student Life Skills course.
KATHERINE R. ROWELL was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Community Colleges Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and Case Foundation. She has taught sociology at Sinclair Community College (OH) since 1996, and continues to teach as she serves as the college's first director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. During this time, Rowell has worked to infuse service learning into classroom instruction, designing courses that require students to volunteer with her at area shelters as one way to enhance their community awareness and civic engagement. She has worked on numerous module forms of learning, including a diversity module on her campus as part of an NSF project and modules for the MidWest Institute for International Education. She also also worked with the American Sociological Association and the NSF on an Integrating Data Analysis project over the past few years. As part of this project, she helped develop data analysis modules that could be used by students in introductory courses across the United States.
RON ANDERSON was recently appointed President of Century College (MN), where he previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Prior to joining Century College, Ron served as Vice Provost and later Vice President of Curriculum, Assessment, and Academic Records at Capella University. His career in higher education spans 22 years, during which time he has served in such roles as chief academic officer, chief student affairs officer, and chief financial officer. In addition, Ron has taught applied statistics and psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
LUANN WOOD is a faculty member in the Reading and Study Skills Department at Century College (MN). Along with teaching and department head duties, she is also one of the Student Success Coordinators. During her time at Century, she has been involved in many student success initiatives, such as serving as lead faculty for the Access and Opportunity Center, Teacher Collaboration Project with area high schools, led S.E.E.D (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) groups for faculty and staff, and has been instrumental in developing Learning Communities and Century’s New Student Seminar course. She has led faculty and staff trainings and has sat on multiple steering committees and work groups on campus. Her special interests are in the areas of student success, developmental reading, diversity, and mental health issues on college campuses.
KATHLEEN MATEL has been a teacher for 38 years and has been at Century College (MN) for the past 27 years. During that time, she was instrumental in the creation of the English for Speakers of Other Languages department, the Translation and Interpreting program, facilitating innovation in the Reading and Student Success department, bringing Learning Communities to fruition, designing the New Student Seminar, and implementing faculty advisors. During her tenure at Century, she has served on numerous committees both locally and systemwide, written a multitude of grants, and led countless faculty initiatives. As a teacher, as a department chair, and now as Student Success Coordinator, she has always been passionate about building bridges between student services and academic affairs.
JANE NEUBURGER serves as the 31st President of NADE, the National Association for Developmental Education. This service is a continuation of her efforts at the state and national levels to promote student success and faculty development through best practices, evaluation, and research. She has served as a state chapter president, author of a whitepaper on best practices in developmental education, chair of the NADE Certification, and co-author of the chapter on assessing developmental coursework in the NADE Self-Evaluation Guides.
Neuburger’s degrees in English and reading have served her well in a teaching career that has spanned junior and senior high schools; adult education in a prison setting; and in colleges working with developmental and college-ready students in English, reading, critical and creative thinking, composition, literature, children’s literature, and college success courses. She is currently the Director of the Tutoring & Study Center at Syracuse University, where she oversees the hiring, training, and supervising of over 100 tutors; she is visiting faculty at the world-renowned Kellogg Institute for Developmental Educators, and is a Fellow of ACDEA, the American Council of Developmental Education Associations.
JANE SERBOUSEK has taught both credit and developmental mathematics courses at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) for over 25 years. She has served as the NOVA Achieving the Dream Director, Achieving the Dream Learning Communities Coordinator, and a member of the Achieving the Dream Core Team. She represented the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) in Achieve Incorporated’s American Diploma Project. She was a member of the VCCS Developmental Math Redesign Team and chaired the VCCS Curriculum Team for Developmental Math Redesign
CYNTHIA FERRELL serves as Associate Director of Student Success Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this position, Dr. Ferrell served as TACC’s Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Consultant, THECB’s Program Director for Developmental Education, the Lone Star College’s (TX) District Director of Developmental Studies, and Student Success Course Instructor.
CORAL NOONAN-TERRY serves as the Interim Director for the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD). She works closely with the NISOD Director in providing long-range strategic planning for all aspects of NISOD’s membership, conference, special projects, corporate partnerships, and outreach; she is the Editor-in-Chief of NISOD’s monthly enewsletter, Hook’Em Up; and is the lead for NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. In 2007, she was named Lecturer with the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a national advisory board member of the Community College Leader. In 2008, Coral was selected as one of only 32 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. She has been an invited speaker at over 75 educational conferences and has published articles related to educational technology and student success.
VALERIE MEAD is a senior executive for Dynamic Campus, recently serving in the role of CIO for the University of Mary. With over 30+ years in higher education, Valerie’s experience includes both on-campus and corporate experience. Valerie’s demonstrated competencies include working directly with college presidents, key decision makers, technical staff and users to lead and operationalize complex administrative software systems and processes. A results-oriented leader, Valerie has the know-how to assess processes, analyze outcomes, recommend solutions, and implement systems to maximize effectiveness. Valerie’s organizational abilities, commitment to customer service, and excellent communication skills serve as a foundation for effectiveness. Enthusiasm, energy and value-centered orientation propel performance as an effective team member, facilitator and manager.
KATHERINE HUGHES is the Assistant Director for Work and Education Reform Research at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Institute on Education and the Economy (IEE), Teachers College, Columbia University (NY). Since joining CCRC/IEE in 1995, Hughes has led and conducted research on the transition from high school to college and careers, including projects addressing secondary-postsecondary partnerships, dual enrollment, state policies that facilitate transitions and pathways, incoming community college student assessment and placement, student retention, work-based learning, and high school career academies, among other topics. Hughes has published results from her work in a range of periodicals including Journal of College Student Retention, Community College Review, Teachers College Record, Techniques, and Phi Delta Kappan; and she co-authored the book Working Knowledge: Work-Based Learning and Education Reform (with Bailey and Moore, from RoutledgeFalmer Press). Hughes serves on the New York City Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education, and speaks frequently at conferences and other venues to share research results to inform improvement in education policy and practice.
GAIL BURKETT is an associate professor, mathematics, at Palm Beach State College (FL). She was a part of Project: Get Ready, Florida’s initiative to improve students’ readiness for college or the workplace. This committee worked to identify postsecondary readiness ”benchmarks,” identify gaps in standards between secondary and postsecondary levels, and review specific lower level postsecondary courses by learning outcomes. In October 2008, she participated in the Achieve/American Diploma Project Alignment Institute in Washington, D.C. This workshop focused on comparing the state expectations to the ADP benchmarks, identifying resources to support alignment efforts, and developing a timeline and plan for alignment. The team’s goal was to establish Florida’s Postsecondary Readiness Competencies (PRC) and later update them to reflect the Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).
MICHAEL COLLINS is an associate vice president on Jobs for the Future’s policy team. He develops and advocates for state policies on behalf of national initiatives, such as Achieving the Dream and the Early College High School Initiative. A policy researcher, analyst, writer, and strategy consultant, Mr. Collins helps states develop and implement public policies designed to increase the number of low-income and minority students who successfully transition from high school into college, persist, and earn credentials and degrees. Mr. Collins regularly convenes education thought leaders and collaborates with public policy decision makers, state and national intermediary organizations, philanthropic organizations, academic researchers, and nationally recognized policy experts to develop policies that support innovative blends of high school and college, and to design and execute on-the-ground policy/action agendas for dramatically improving the rates at which students reach their individual education goals, and at which states reach their statewide education attainment and workforce goals.
DONETTA GOODALL is the Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Student Success, Lone Star College System (LSCS) (TX) where she provides system-wide leadership for instructional and student support programs and services. Prior to being selected for this position, she served as Vice President for Academic Transfer, General, and Developmental Education at Austin Community College (TX).
Goodall has extensive experience in teaching college-level courses in nursing, anatomy and physiology, organizational psychology, continuing education, and other contract training courses. She has been active in educational, community, and civic organizations, serving as Rotary Club President, Chair of the Texas Common Course Numbering System, President of the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators and Charter Member and Director of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, member of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce, and the National Council on Black American Affairs of the American Association of Community Colleges. She also has membership in many other professional associations and organizations, and currently serves as State Co-Coordinator, State of Texas Women in Higher Education and on the Texas Association of Black Professionals in Higher Education (TABPHE) as a board member.
NISOD Webinar Series | Webinar Archives