2023 | Faculty Promoted to Senior Instructor I/II

82 OSU Faculty are Promoted to Senior Instructor I/II

As Oregon's land grant university, Oregon State University is committed to educating, both on and off-campus, the citizens of Oregon, the nation, and the international community, and in expanding and applying knowledge. Candidates for promotion are evaluated objectively for evidence of distinction in their performance of assigned duties and in their scholarship or creative activity. The excellence of our faculty is paramount and we are very proud of the faculty recently promoted to the rank of senior instructor I or II.

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Holly Campbell

 Senior Instructor I | Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences

Holly V. Campbell (JD, LLM, PhD), instructor and mentor in FWCS, teaches wildlife law, ocean law, marine policy, coastal law, integrated approaches to food, energy, water and climate, ecosystem services, and environmental science perspectives on the future of food. Holly was a Fulbright Research Fellow (Canada) and research intern with FERC and the Ecosystem Services Research Project-Nitrogen research group at the Freshwater Ecology Branch of the Western Ecology Division, USEPA. Holly enjoys teaching, research, and writing, wildlife (particularly birds), traveling, pollinator gardening, singing, drawing, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

 

 

 

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Lauren Chase

 Senior Instructor I | Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences

Lauren (LaGrande) Chase is an instructor in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Communications in the Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences. Since She has taught and developed agricultural communications courses and helped create the ASNRC minor. Her research interests include message testing, media framing, and mental health in agriculture. She is passionate about serving the agricultural industry and its producers as she is the fourth generation of a farming and ranching family from Northern California. She currently resides in Montana where she and her husband enjoy fly fishing, snowboarding, and being outdoors with their horses.  

 

 

 

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Wanda Crannell

 Senior Instructor I | Horticulture 

Wanda Crannell serves as BioResource Research Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator, Instructor and undergraduate Advisor; teaching BRR courses and overseeing curriculum development. She provides many specialized student services including academic advising, research placement and tracking, career planning, internships and fellowships, awards and grant applications. Crannell contributes to College of Agricultural Sciences' recruitment and retention of BIPOC students by advising OSU MANRRS and SACNAS Chapters. As PI/Co-PI, she develops student engagement programming for Multicultural Scholars Programs (MSP), Women and Minorities in STEM (WAMS), and Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) USDA NIFA grants, and serves on College, University and National boards and committees.

 

 

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Alicia Leytem 

Senior Instructor I | Crop and Soil Science 

Alicia Leytem joined the Crop and Soil Science Department in 2019 as the lab coordinator for SUS 102, a large Bacc Core class in the Sustainability Double Degree Program. She is passionate about science communication, and previously spent 5 years as a Pesticide Specialist with the National Pesticide Information Center. Her educational background includes botany, mycology, anthropology and an MS in Soil Science. She has been a fellow with the Inclusive Excellence at OSU program, and actively strives to empower her students to be scientifically literate world citizens. She is currently the President of the Oregon Society of Soil Scientists, and spends any free time she can muster exploring with her two daughters and working in her garden.  

 

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Megan Mobley 

Senior Instructor II | Crop and Soil Science 

Meg is an ecosystem ecologist, and what excites her about studying and teaching soil science is soil’s role as the hub of the ecosystem. Virtually every ecological process depends on functioning soil, yet we are destroying it. Meg chose teaching for the opportunity to help others see the world in a new way while continuing to learn herself--about soils and ecology and about teaching and learning. Meg grew up in eastern Montana, earned a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University, and completed a post-doc at the University of Wyoming before coming to OSU.

 

 

 

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Leon Nguyen 

Senior Instructor I | Crop and Soil Science 

Leon Nguyen is an instructor in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Prior to arriving at OSU in 2019, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, where he did research on hurricane formation and intensification processes. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany/SUNY and his B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. He currently teaches the lab and lecture component of an introductory undergraduate climate change course for non-majors, and has prior experience teaching undergraduate atmospheric science and earth science courses.

 

 

 

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Nathan Parker 

Senior Instructor I | Animal and Rangeland Sciences 

Nathan Parker is an instructor in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University, teaching courses on animal food production and conducting meats-related research. Additionally, Nathan is the director of the Clark Meat Science Center- the Department’s USDA-inspected meat science laboratory, and has served in this role since 2012. Nathan is also finishing his doctoral degree examining effects of spent hemp biomass on livestock health and meat quality. Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife Kate, and is looking forward to the arrival of their first child, Brock Douglas Parker, in December of 2022.

 

 

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Stefan Seiter 

Senior Instructor II | Crop and Soil Science 

Stefan Seiter completed his undergraduate coursework at the University of Hohenheim in Germany and received his Ph.D. from OSU-Horticulture researching nitrogen cycling and agroforestry. Stefan then worked for the NRCS developing soil health assessment tools. He continued as Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Systems program at the University of Pennsylvania-Slippery Rock, before serving as Agroecology Extension Specialist at the University of New Hampshire. In 2003, Stefan became Chair of the LBCC Horticulture and Crop Production programs. Since 2019, Stefan serves as Senior Instructor and student advisor in Crop and Soil Sciences at OSU where teaches courses in agronomy and soil science.

 

 

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Johanna Smyth 

Senior Instructor I | Botany and Plant Pathology

Johanna “Caity” Smyth joined the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology first as a graduate student in 2010 and then as an instructor in 2016. She completed her B.S. in Biology at the College of William and Mary in Virginia where she fell in love with plant biology. She worked for a few years as a lab technician before coming to OSU to pursue her Ph.D. Here she focused on the changes that occur to the transcriptome and proteome of corn. She currently teaches Plant Structure, Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology, and the Bi20x Introductory Biology series, all on Ecampus. .

 

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Dennis Adams 

Senior Instructor I | Accounting, Finance and Information Systems

Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Dennis worked in marketing and sales before completing an MBA and spending five years as a senior financial analyst at Intel corporation. He has worked in various industries, including real estate, software, computer hardware, automotive, food service, and nonprofit. He has started several businesses and is still an entrepreneur at heart. At OSU Dennis has taught introductory finance to thousands of students in all modalities. He lives in Corvallis with his wife and five children.

 

 

 

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Bret Carpenter 

Senior Instructor I | Business

Bret received his MBA from California Polytechnic University to complement his BS in Engineering Technology. Bret has extensive experience as a Small Business Counselor and is a former Director of a Small Business Development Center. Bret also has experience in technology management, sales, marketing and project management. Bret formerly ran his own businesses providing technology support for businesses and schools. Bret supports rural businesses and communities through an initiative called Reinventing Rural. Bret currently teaches classes in entrepreneurship and business foundations. He is also a DEI Advocate in the College of Business and is committed to creating classroom materials that provide relatable examples for students from under-represented backgrounds.

 

 

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Johnny Chen

 Senior Instructor I | Marketing, Analytics and Design 

Dr. Johnny Chen received his Ph.D. and MBA in Marketing from the University of Oregon, and his BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. Prior to returning to academia, he worked as a product marketing manager in the technology industry for 11 years focusing on mobile platforms, marketing strategy, open-source software development, and ecosystem development. He is currently the Director of the Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights (CMCI) in the College of Business. His research interests include sports marketing, media psychology, and prosocial consumer behaviors.

 

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Sid Elliot

 Senior Instructor I | Accounting, Finance and Information Systems

After a successful 27-year career working in finance for major corporations, I decided it was time to do something different for my remaining work years. I had always been interested in teaching and reached-out to someone I knew in the College of Business at OSU. I was hired by the university in the fall of 2019 and have been teaching accounting and finance courses continuously since that time. In addition to teaching, I also serve on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for Jackson Street Youth Services, a local organization serving homeless youth in our community.  

 

 

 

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Betsy Rock 

Senior Instructor I | Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain

I am an instructor in the Management Department where I have taught multiple sections of BA 354, Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility and BA 352, Managing Individual and Team Performance. Organizational management and ethics are my areas of interest. Prior to joining OSU, I was an adjunct instructor at Linn-Benton Community College and worked in the non-profit sector. I am currently a board member of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society and have been employed or volunteered with the Benton County Cultural Coalition, Corvallis Fall Festival, and the Majestic Theatre in the past.

 

 

 

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Shanna Ruyle 

Senior Instructor I | Marketing, Analytics and Design 

Shanna Ruyle is an Instructor in the College of Business at Oregon State University. She received her Master degree in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2015, and her Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oregon State University in Visual Communications in 2002. Shanna also received a Permaculture Design Certificate through Oregon State University in 2017. As a designer, Shanna has worked for multiple local, governmental, and global entities, including Nike, where she worked on designs for athletes, the Olympics, and a 10-year strategic Sustainable Business and Innovation plan. Shanna has earned over 20 local, regional, and global design awards for her work and is currently a Co-PI on a Venture Well Faculty Sustainable Design grant supporting the new Design for Society certificate at Oregon State University. 

 

 

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Michele Swift 

Senior Instructor II | Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain

Dr. Michele Swift is a faculty member in the College of Business where she is an Assistant School Head and a Senior Instructor of Management. As part of her roles, Dr. Swift is actively involved in curriculum development and program design, teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in HR Management, serves as the liaison between the Management program and the college’s student engagement, is active on several university and college committees, and is the chapter advisor for the OSU SHRM student chapter. She’s also an active member of the Academy of Management and the Society of Management, and serves on the board for the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA). Prior to academia, Dr. Swift spent over 10 years in HR and HR systems consulting. Dr. Swift received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, her Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of California Irvine.  

 

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David Engel 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

David has been teaching at OSU-Cascades since 2015. David earned a Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching from Southern Oregon University and Universidad de Guanajuato, a Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, and Certifications in Catalan from Escola Oficial d’Idiomes in Girona, Spain. David also co-directs the Faculty Support Center, chairs the Associated Faculty Advisory Board, represents OSU-Cascades as a fellow in the Center for Teacher and Learning, and is faculty advisor to the Spanish and Culture Club.  

 

 

 

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Cameron Fischer 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Cameron holds a D.Ed. in Educational Leadership and an MA in Education. Her research has focused on access to quality childcare and early childhood education, educators’ perceptions of how English learners with disabilities are served in the K-12 public school setting, and how communities, schools, and mental healthcare systems can nurture resiliency in children and youth who have faced significant adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Prior to coming to OSU Cascades in 2004, Cameron worked with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and various other diverse abilities. She is deeply passionate about social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within and outside the classroom.  

 

 

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Daniel Gumtow-Farrior 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Dan has taught at OSU-Cascades since 2005. During that time, he has developed seven courses and has successfully advocated for adding courses in systematics (field entification), data analysis, and large carnivores. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades he worked as a wildlife biologist and a forest ecologist consultant. He has also taught ~100 Community Education courses at COCC and was awarded COCC’s Instructor of the Year for the Prineville Center in 1997. Additionally, he has worked for the State of Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) to develop and provide ongoing technology training programs and increase staff efficiencies, authoring approximately 75 targeted software and technology training manuals for in-house use.  

 

 

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Erica Hagedorn 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Dr. Erica Hagedorn has been teaching mathematics and statistics at the university level since 2009. She holds, a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Erica’s research interests are in student learning through online homework software, with a particular focus in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. In her spare time, Erica enjoys reading, playing cards, and spending time with family.  

 

 

 

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Andrew Lorish 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Andrew studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pacific Northwest College of Art where he received his MFA in Visual Studies. Selected exhibitions include Scalehouse Gallery, Bend, Oregon; Albatross Gallery in Portland; False Front in Portland; North Bank Gallery in Vancouver, Washington; Liberty Arts Center in Yreka, California; Sullivan Gallery and Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago, Illinois; Rockerill in Charleroi, Belgium; and dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. He is a founding member of the art collective Danger Punch. His work references the body, invented impractical machines, improvisational music, futuristic architecture, ritualistic masks, alien glyphs, unseen primitive ruins, coded scripts, and the repetitious syncopated rhythm of gestural mark making.   

 

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Geoff Raynak 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Geoff holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Biomechanics), from the University of Washington. After graduating he designed and marketed gear for start-ups and then worked for Nike’s Innovation Kitchen. While at Nike, Geoff led Global Football (Soccer) Equipment Innovation. Following his time with Nike he became the Director of Product for Ruffwear, in Bend, Oregon. It is with these experiences, and his passion for open spaces, that he curates the outdoor products degree program. Students in the program will understand the process of commercializing outdoor products and be fully respectful of the places where those products are used and enjoyed. He feels OSU — and OSU Cascades in particular — is perfectly poised to champion the balance of commercialization and conservation.  

 

 

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Rachael Schuetz 

Senior Instructor II | Cascades Campus 

Rachael Schuetz spent nearly a decade in the early elementary classroom before moving into Teacher Education. Beginning her seventh year at OSU-Cascades, Dr. Schuetz teaches education course for both the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and the new Bachelor of Science in Teaching, which she co-developed. Her research interests lie in the impact of educational technology and preparation for teacher performance exams with a focus on classroom readiness. Though there isn’t a day where she doesn’t miss working with second graders, Dr. Schuetz has found great joy in university administration and working with teacher candidates in the College of Education.  

 

 

 

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Jeremy Shaw 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Jeremy completed his masters and PhD at Portland State University. He began his teaching career in 2010. Prior to OSU-Cascades, he taught math and stats courses at Portland State University and Portland Community College. As an instructor, his goal is to provide an atmosphere that encourages all his students to realize their full potential. Outside of teaching, his research interests lie in numerical mathematics, especially at the intersection of math, statistics, and programming.  

 

 

 

 

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Kyle Webb 

Senior Instructor II | Cascades Campus 

Kyle Webb holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Kyle worked for more than a decade as an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, designing hardware for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Kyle worked as an instructor with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where he received the campuswide UCCS Outstanding Instructor Award as well as the College of Engineering and Applied Science Teacher of the Year Award. At OSU-Cascades Kyle has been working to reshape the ESE curriculum to include more electrical engineering content, and to provide the students with more hands-on lab and project work.  

 

 

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Breezy Winters 

Senior Instructor I | Cascades Campus 

Breezy Winters, Fine Artist, and Educator loves more than anything to teach. Winters graduated from Brooks Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Journalism, and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography Magna Cum Laude. She was also formally trained and mentored in Alternative Process Photography by Fine Artist Joyce Wilson. Winters previously taught photography courses at Ventura College, Halstrom Academy, and Alternative Process workshops with Joyce Wilson. Winters specializes in portraiture, conceptual fine art, and sharing all her knowledge and creativity through courses at Oregon State University Cascades, Central Oregon Community College, and private workshops.  

 

 

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Lynette De Silva 

Senior Instructor II | College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Lynette de Silva co-directors the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation. She teaches courses in water resources management; and transforming water conflicts. Her research interests include disenfranchised communities and the role of women in transboundary freshwater dispute resolution. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in areas emphasizing water and land management practices. In 2019, she co-authored a book entitled, “Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts,” and in 2022, she was the lead-editor of “Resolving Water Conflicts Workbook,” writing several chapters. Her current project focusses on how adaptive water governance, resilience building and transformation work in marginalized communities.

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Jennifer Anderson 

Senior Instructor I | College of Education 

Jennifer works with students in the College of Education during their final year at OSU, after they have finished their first undergraduate degree and are completing requirements for a teaching license and second undergraduate degree, in Education. This final year is when student teaching occurs, and the bulk of Jennifer’s work involves teaching, coaching, and supporting students as they learn the skills necessary to teach their content to adolescents. Jennifer teaches six courses, including ED 340 (The Supportive Differentiated Classroom), ED 427 (Assessment for K-12 Instruction), ED 424 (Teacher as Reflective Practitioner), and the ED 407/408/409 series, a year-long Seminar that helps students meet specific licensure requirements and participate in group problem-solving sessions around challenges related to student teaching.

 

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Holly Boyd-Berman 

Senior Instructor I | College of Education 

Holly Berman is an instructor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. She earned her MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Georgia State University. Prior to moving to Oregon, Holly worked in higher education and for refugee aid organizations, teaching English to international students, immigrants, and refugees. Holly earned her teaching license at Western Oregon University, with endorsements in TESOL, English language arts, and social studies. Holly taught in dual language (English/Spanish) schools for 10 years. In her current role she teaches ESOL endorsement courses to both pre-service and in-service teachers. Holly is passionate about education.

 

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Tim Alcon 

Senior Instructor II | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Tim Alcon received his M.S. in Computer Science from Western Washington University and his M.S. in Bioinformatics from Iowa State University. He has taught in a variety of academic settings and enjoys the challenge of helping students learn to think like computer scientists. His recreational interests include hiking, running, ultimate frisbee, racquetball, board games, and learning new stuff.    

 

 

 

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Tracy Arras 

Senior Instructor II | Civil and Construction Engineering 

Dr. Arras’ technical interests are principally in the area of virtual design and construction (VDC/BIM), engineering graphics, and geographical information systems (GIS). Her technical interests also include the development of new innovative and effective pedagogic approaches (e.g., use of information technology and connectivity) to engage freshman and sophomore students. Dr. Arras’ teaching interests include virtual design and construction (VDC/BIM), engineering graphics, GIS, GIS and Water Resources, and courses that utilize spatial information technology.

 

 

 

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Michael Curry 

Senior Instructor I | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Michael Curry has 10+ years’ experience teaching data, programing concepts and their application. He holds a BS and MS in computer science, a doctorate in information systems, and is an active cybersecurity researcher. Michael has taught on all OSU campuses to include the main campus in Corvallis where he served as the Weatherford Hall Faculty in Residence, the OSU-Cascade campus teaching some of the first CS classes offered in Bend by OSU, and currently teaches online for Ecampus. His industry experience includes being a software engineer, project manager and an entrepreneur developing data driven cloud applications for small businesses.

 

 

 

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Samina Ehsan 

Senior Instructor II | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Samina Ehsan holds Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Oregon State University. Since 2012, she has served as an Instructor and Senior Instructor I in EECS. She thoroughly enjoys teaching various courses in the online CS Postbacc and graduate programs. She understands the mindsets and needs of her students and tremendously cares for them. A strong focus of her work has involved interacting with, influencing, and building relationships with her students. Outside of the classroom, Ehsan enjoys spending time with her family, and almost every outdoor activity.

 

 

 

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Samarendra Hedaoo 

Senior Instructor I | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Samarendra Hedaoo is an Instructor in the School of EECS. He has a M.S. in Computer Applications from Symbiosis International University, India. His research interests include CS education and interdisciplinary work combining computer science with social sciences. He has worked with industry and academia, prior to starting teaching at OSU. Since 2017, he has taught at the Corvallis campus and Ecampus. Samarendra has 3 goals in teaching: to meet students where they are in their learning journey, to provide them a safe environment for making mistakes, and to help them connect CS with real world problems.

 

 

 

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Eric Ianni 

Senior Instructor I | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Eric Ianni doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, but teaching is his passion. He graduated from Virginia Tech with BAs in Classical Studies and History and went on to teach high school Latin for four years. Eric then, for reasons not fully known, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a mortarman. After being promoted to Corporal, Eric used his G.I. Bill to obtain a BS in CS from OSU’s Online Post-Bacc program. After endearing himself to the administration as a peer tutor, Eric was asked to join the ranks of the faculty.

 

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Adam Lambert 

Senior Instructor I | Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Adam completed his B.S in Bioengineering at Virginia Tech, and then came to OSU for both M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering. After grad school he worked in pharmaceutical development before coming back to OSU to teach in 2017. He teaches first, second, and fourth year students. His courses focus on fundamentals of process engineering and mathematical modeling. Adam has been the Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow for COE since 2021 and he would love to talk to you about teaching!  

 

 

 

 

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William Pfeil

 Senior Instructor I | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bill Pfeil received a M.S. in Math Education from Oregon State University in 2019 and joined EECS that same year. Since joining EECS, he has taught and developed a variety of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate courses. Bill’s years of industry experience has led him to focus on the online CS Capstone courses, where he teaches hundreds of students each year. It is his goal to provide high quality project-based learning in all his courses. Bill enjoys helping students and you'll frequently see him providing engineering or career advice to individuals. .

 

 

 

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Stephen Redfield 

Senior Instructor II | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Stephen Redfield is the Lead Instructor (Training and Continuing Education) for the EECS Online Program. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Oregon State University, and has been teaching on-site and online here since 2013. Stephen is passionate about finding better ways to teach Computer Science and thrives on the collaborative interaction he has with students. He strives to discover and implement better ways to build and present learning materials across the Online Program so that they are more accessible and can be understood and retained by students.

 

 

 

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Matthew Shuman

 Senior Instructor II | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Matthew Shuman is a Senior Instructor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and a M.B.A. from Oregon State University. His areas of interest include studying the self-efficacy of students, robotics, digital logic, and industrial automation. In 2008 he co-founded the OSU Robotics Club, which has been instrumental in helping students gain project based learning experience. It is his goal to help students learn STEM concepts and gain employment after graduation.

 

 

 

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Chase Simpson 

Senior Instructor I | Civil and Construction Engineering

Chase Simpson is an Instructor of Geomatics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. He instructs a large number of surveying courses including Surveying Theory, Control Surveying, and Oregon Land Survey Law. His research focus is on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) based lidar and photogrammetry, and the use of GNSS for control applications. Prior to becoming an instructor, Chase received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geomatics from OSU.

 

 

 

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Justin Wolford 

Senior Instructor II | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Justin Wolford joined the Computer Science Department as an Instructor in 2012 after getting his MS in Computer Science from OSU. He has taught online courses primarily in the areas of web development and databases. He has worked on the online CS leadership team to help make the online post-baccalaureate program one of the fastest growing in the university. He currently serves as a chair on the CS curriculum committee and manages online course development for all online CS courses.

 

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Evan Baden

 Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Evan Baden earned his MFA from Columbia College in Chicago in 2014. His work has been widely exhibited internationally with museums and galleries throughout Europe and the United States, is held in public collections such as the Walker Art Center, Milwaukee Art Museum, FOAM Amsterdam, the Finnish Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Kinsey Institute. Images have been featured in more than 100 international publications. He is the founder of Push Pull Editions, a small publishing imprint that designs and produces photobooks from artists with a documentary focus.  

 

 

 

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Christopher Bulgren 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Chris Bulgren serves as Instructor of Music Education at Oregon State University. He has previously taught courses at Georgia Southern University, the Oberlin Conservatory, Eastern Michigan University, and Adrian College. Prior to his doctoral study in Michigan, he taught in Kansas Public Schools. He currently serves on the Editorial and Advisory Committees of the Music Educators Journal. His research interests include career choice in music education, popular music, and music in correctional settings. His work has appeared in Rock Music Studies, International Journal of Community Music, and Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

 

 

 

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Erin Cook 

Senior Instructor I | Communication

Erin Cook (MA, Oregon State University) is an adjunct instructor at Oregon State University.  Her research interests concern the feminist rhetorical theory and its intersection with visual rhetoric.  She is a regular contributor to the VISCOM conference and has received the Top Faculty Paper Award at the Northwest Communication Conference.

 

 

 

 

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Angela Cordova 

Senior Instructor I | Communication

Angela Cordova teaches courses for the School of Communication. She received her M.A.I.S from Oregon State University in 2003 in the areas of Speech Communication and Human Development and Family Sciences. She began her higher education journey at California State University, Fullerton but completed her B.S. in 1998 from OSU after moving to Oregon to be with her family who had relocated to the South Willamette Valley. While she has taught communication courses at OSU and several local community colleges since 1998, she has been teaching full-time at OSU since 2009. She teaches both in-person and Ecampus courses.

 

 

 

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Rob Drummond 

Senior Instructor II | Writing, Literature, and Film

Rob Drummond (MFA, George Mason University) has been teaching writing at OSU since 2011. He teaches a variety of composition and creative writing courses for SWLF, as well as several Honors College colloquia. Highlight contributions of the last few years include co-leading two short-term study abroad trips to France, developing a new Ecampus course on writing the YA novel, and co-editing with two colleagues the new OER for composition courses, A Dam Good Argument: Persuasive Writing at Oregon State University. 

 

 

 

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Nicholas Foreman 

Senior Instructor I | History, Philosophy, and Religion

Nicholas Foreman is an Instructor in the School of History, Philosophy & Religion. He received his PhD from the University of Florida, with an emphasis on Early American history and Borderlands history. Since 2016, he has taught a broad array of courses both on campus and Ecampus including U.S. History, Food in World History, Native North America, Popular Music and Social Change, and the Global History of Sports. He maintains an active research agenda and his current book project is an adaptation of his dissertation, “The Calorie of Progress,” which examines food supply and cultural creation in colonial Louisiana.

 

 

 

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Julianne Freeman 

Senior Instructor I | Language, Culture, and Society

Julianne Freeman received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University in 1996. Her dissertation research on senior Bamana women of Mali focused on senior women’s roles as midwives, caregivers, advisors, and on the challenges they face as strangers in their husband’s village. Dr. Freeman also worked as the ethnographer on an interdisciplinary community-based research project on alternative models for senior living in Bloomington, IN (The Evergreen Project). Dr. Freeman’s interests include gender, aging, language, ethnography, anthropological theory, and phenomenological approaches to understanding.   Fidler exhibits with Johansson Projects in Oakland.

 

 

 

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Olin Hannum 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Olin Hannum serves as Associate Director of Bands at Oregon State University. In that capacity he oversees and directs all aspects of the Athletic Bands program, including the Oregon State University Marching Band, Rhythm and Beavs travel band, Basketball Bands, and other ensembles. In addition to the Athletic Bands program, Hannum conducts and directs the Wind Symphony, and teaches other courses in music. Outside of OSU, Hannum is the music director for the Oregon Brass Society, an active composer with works performed nationally, and arranger for marching ensembles. .

 

 

 

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Amy Hansen 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Amy Hansen enjoys an exciting career as a singer and educator. Her lithe, expressive voice is showcased on national and international stages, from the Kennedy Center to Calgary Opera, Oregon Symphony, and beyond. Her fascination with languages prompts her ongoing research into Nordic repertoire as well as the interaction of diction with vocal pedagogy. Ms. Hansen writes and performs voice recitals each year; during the COVID-prompted global shut-down of live performance venues, she continued singing and collaborating internationally via the online artist platform, LIVIT. Creating and inspiring others to create with excellence are her privilege and joy.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Helman 

Senior Instructor II | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Elizabeth Helman earned her BA in Theatre Arts and English (Creative Writing) at Santa Clara University and her MA and Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Oregon in 2006. Dr. Helman teaches and is the Theatre Arts Area Coordinator at Oregon State University. She has directed over 60 plays for university and professional companies and was twice nominated for Outstanding Director by the St. Louis Theatre Circle for Topdog/Underdog and All in the Timing. She has written commissions for the Margaret Cavendish Society and Oregon Contemporary Theatre and is the Associate Artistic Director for Theatre 33.

 

 

Rochelle King 

Senior Instructor I, ESL | INTO

Rochelle King earned her MATESOL in 2009 at American University in Washington DC. Before moving to Oregon, she taught English at Kanda University in Chiba, Japan and at the English Language Center at Brigham Young University. She joined INTO OSU in September 2015 where she teaches English language skills to international students with a focus on technical and professional writing for graduate students. She is also the Learning Center Advisor where she trains peer tutors to work with international students.  

 

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Ana M'Enesti 

Senior Instructor I | Language, Culture, and Society

Since 2018, Ana-Maria M’Enesti, PhD, has been teaching students in the French program at OSU.  She developed and co-developed upper-division language, culture and literature courses. In 2020 she was awarded the SLCS Excellence in Online Teaching, and the Ecampus Excellence in Online Teaching and Student Engagement awards. Her research focuses on language pedagogy, teaching languages with technology as well as literature studies related to drama, diaspora and testimonial writings in the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

 

 

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Andrew Myers 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Andrew Myers is a visual artist who explores the concepts of instinct, extinction, isolation and the conservation and preservation of wild places and creatures. He is a two-time recipient of the OAC and Ford Family Foundation Career Opportunity Grant. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Myers has been awarded funded artist residencies at Playa, Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Art and Agriculture as well as an OAC Golden Spot Award at Caldera Arts. He received his undergraduate art degree from Eastern Oregon University and an MFA from Portland State University.

 

 

 

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Cameron O'Connor 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing, and Design Arts

Some of O’Connor’s highlights include featured performances at Lincoln Center; the New World Center in Miami (“especially effective in the quick and diabolical figures” -South Florida Classical Review); in recitals throughout Japan; the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan; and Eugene Opera (“stunning and emotive”—Eugene Register-Guard). A prizewinner in ten international competitions, his performances are heard on nationally-syndicated radio broadcasts, and was the subject of an hour-long feature for Portland All Classical Radio. As a composer, he won the Keene State Call for Scores, and was awarded “Outstanding Winner” at the Changsha International Guitar Festival in China. 

 

 

 

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Amélie Ollivier 

Senior Instructor I | Language, Culture, and Society

Amélie earned a Maîtrise in English Language, Literature, and Civilization from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France, in 2001. In 2003, she passed the Agrégation, a national civil service competitive exam for educators. In 2011, while teaching high school and preparatory school English in the Paris area, Amélie earned a Diplôme Universitaire in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. In 2017, she earned a Master of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at OSU, and has been working as a full-time French instructor in the World Languages and Cultures program since that time.  

 

 

 

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Alina Padilla-Miller 

Senior Instructor I | Communication

Alina Padilla-Miller PhD is an instructor, online program and microcredential coordinator for New Media Communications (NMC) at Oregon State University. Alina specializes in designing and teaching courses focused on writing for the media professional, content creation, identifying trends in viral content, media production, global media, assessing analytics, critical thinking, critique of marijuana media representation/propaganda and diffusion of innovation through the case study of digital pornography. Recognition of Alina’s work includes the recipient of the Oregon State University Faculty Excellence in Online Teaching Award for 2021 and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Directors’ Appreciation Award for 2021.

 

 

 

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Irene Rolston 

Senior Instructor II | Language, Culture, and Society

Irene Rolston, Senior Instructor I, has taught classes for Anthropology in the SLCS since 2006. She has primarily taught introductory cultural anthropology courses while training, assisting, and mentoring a cadre of GTAs each academic term. In addition, she teaches an upper division environmental anthropology course that includes an experiential project where students are engaged in their local community’s sustainability efforts. Outside of teaching courses and being involved in service committees, Irene has volunteered with Corvallis’ Greenbelt Land Trust and most recently at the Grand Ronde Native Nursery through Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

 

 

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Samuel Schwartz 

Senior Instructor I | Writing, Literature, and Film

Sam Schwartz received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona ('10) and his M.A. from the University of Tennessee ('04). Following three years as assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, he returned in 2014 to his native Oregon where he was thrilled to be hired as an instructor for the School of Writing, Literature and Film, teaching in the same building he roamed as an undergraduate in the late '90s.

 

 

 

 

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Steven Shay 

Senior Instructor II | History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Steve Shay is a Senior Instructor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion. He received his PhD from Washington State University with an emphasis on United States and Public History. For over 15 years, he has taught 1000’s of students, both on campus and Ecampus. He is recognized nationally as a leader in Barnard College’s Reacting Consortium, an alliance of faculty from colleges and universities across the United States who are committed to developing and publishing Reacting to the Past (RTTP) role playing games for higher education and providing programing for faculty development and curricular change.

 

 

 

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Paul Wanke 

Senior Instructor II | History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Paul Wanke is a Senior Instructor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas, with an emphasis on Russian/Soviet history and secondary fields in Modern U.S. and military history. For over 20 years, he has taught 1000’s of students, both on campus and Ecampus. He created a Military History minor as well as the Military History emphasis within the new History MA. His research on military psychiatry has been published in The Journal of Slavic Military Studies and the Encyclopedia of Military Science.

 

 

 

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Corrina Ward 

Senior Instructor I | Communication

Corrina Ward (MAIS, Oregon State University) began her career as a human resources professional in Arizona and California. She later joined the United States Army as a Patriot Missile crew member, serving in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. While in the military, Corrina lived in Germany and traveled many countries around the world. She became fascinated by the differences between what her international travel and work taught her about American and other cultures, and what she learned from her earlier education and work in the U.S. After the Army, Corrina went back to college to study Rhetoric and Intercultural Communication as a means to better understand intercultural human interactions, influences on decision making, and construction of meaning. She has been teaching Communication classes at Oregon State University since she became a graduate student in 2012, specifically in Argumentation and Critical Discourse,   Intercultural Communication, and Public Speaking. She also teaches Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Public Speaking at various community colleges in the Mid- Willlamette Valley.  Corrina's main areas of study and interest after graduating with her Master's degree are the intersections of rhetorical influence on human experiences, specifically through the cultural identity lenses of race, gender, and sexuality. 

 

 

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Nobuko Wingard 

Senior Instructor I | Language, Culture, and Society

Nobuko Wingard received her first BA Degree in Vocal Performance at the Tokyo College of Music in Japan. At the University of Oregon, she earned a second BA degree with honors in French and Italian, followed by her first MA degree in Romance Languages. She attended another graduate program at Columbia University where she received a second MA degree in Japanese pedagogy. Nobuko started her Italian teaching career at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. She has taught various courses at the UO, PSU, and OSU, including lower-division Italian and French, and lower and upper-division Japanese courses.

 

 

 

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Nicola Zielke 

Senior Instructor I | Visual, Performing and Design Arts

Mezzo- soprano and collaborative pianist, is a member of OSU voice faculty. She completed her B.M. in piano performance at Friends University and a M.M. in piano performance at Wichita State University. Nicola is the collaborative pianist for OSU Chamber Choir and the Corvallis Repertory Singers. She’s also the collaborative pianist and Co-Director for the Oregon Ambassadors of Music which tours Europe biannually. Scholarly activities include performances as a collaborative pianist for the 2015 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference OSU Chamber Choir performance in Portland, OR and the 2020 ACDA Western Division High School Honor Choir, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

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Katherine Ahern

 Senior Instructor II | Biological and Population Health Sciences

Katie Ahern is a Senior Instructor 1 with OSU Extension’s Family and Community Health and SNAP-Ed programs. She has served Central Oregon for over twelve years in this role. In her current capacity, Katie manages Education Program Assistants, volunteers, and student interns to deliver nutrition education and promote policy, systems, and environmental changes to optimize health outcomes for Central Oregon residents. Katie’s strength is working individually and collaboratively with community partners in Deschutes County to deliver programs, implement interventions, and promote health using a combination of evidence-based strategies to improve individual, family and community health and wellness. 

 

 

 

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Dee Gillen 

Senior Instructor I | Biological and Population Health Sciences

Dee Gillen is the Experiential Learning Coordinator for Kinesiology. She has also been an Instructor for Physical Activity Courses (PAC) and Kinesiology courses (KIN) at OSU. Dee has also been the Coordinator for Faculty Staff Fitness (FSF) and a leader for the Aerobics and Fitness area in PAC. She holds a BS in Exercise Science and a MS in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Corporate Wellness.

 

 

 

 

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Annie Hommel 

Senior Instructor I | Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 

Dr. Annie Hommel is the Health Systems & Policy (HSP) member of the MPH Integrated Core Instructional team, and the lead instructor for H100: Introduction to Public Health. She brings a unique combination of skills and expertise that cross-cut public health, environmental justice, climate change and human health consequences. Annie holds a PhD in public health, with specialization in Health Policy, and a MS in geography.

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Katelyn Kirk Senior Instructor I, PAC | Biological and Population Health Sciences

Katelyn joined the College of Public Health and Human Sciences PAC Program in 2013. She earned her Masters of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Oregon State University in 2015 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from University of Oregon in 2013. Katelyn has been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Coach in Albany, Oregon since 2015. Katelyn is originally from Portland, Oregon and has lived near OSU since 2012. She enjoys traveling and all outdoor recreation, snow sports, country western and line dancing, scuba diving, biking, arts and creative writing, reading, gardening, ATV trail riding, and car modification and restoration. She also serves as a board member for the American Society for the Positive Care of Children.

 

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Nicole Kurth Senior Instructor I, PAC | Biological and Population Health Sciences

Nikki graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physiology and later became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Her career as a personal and group fitness trainer/strength coach spans over 20 years. In addition to helping individuals create a healthy and fit lifestyle, Nikki has been the strength and conditioning coach for numerous professional and high-level athletes in various sports. Additional certifications include USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, AFAA Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor, NCCPT Indoor Cycling Instructor, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Nikki's personal athletic background includes 15 years of triathlon competition from sprint to Ironman distances. Nikki joined the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2015.

 

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Emily Norcross Senior Instructor I | Biological and Population Health Sciences

Emily is an instructor in the athletic training program at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Before joining the college in the fall of 2011, Emily was a clinical athletic trainer at the University of Southern California, Duke University, Oregon State University, and InSite Health. Emily has a Master of Arts degree in exercise and sport science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology from Sonoma State University.

 

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Johnner Barrett Senior Instructor I | Mathematics

My studies began at Penn State as a surveyor. I disliked school and planned to get out quickly. I began helping a group of friends on Saturdays with derivatives and integrals. One friend suggested that I do that as a living. I switched to mathematics and began to study differential equations and group actions. Teaching at universities and community colleges has given me experience working with all sorts of people. Students, themselves, are the best teachers and it’s thanks to them that I am here today. I pray to provide the best possible classroom for everyone to realize their potential.

 

 

 

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Lindsay Biga Senior Instructor II | Integrative Biology

After receiving her Ph.D. from Oregon State in 2013, Lindsay Biga joined the Integrative Biology Department where she teaches courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology. She engages her students with active learning and helps build their critical thinking through clinical correlations and real-life examples. Dr. Biga was the 2022 recipient of the OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Biga claims that her students are the best at OSU and takes great pride in their success. 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda Blaisdell Senior Instructor I | Mathematics

Born and raised in Texas, Amanda moved to Oregon in 2017 to attend graduate school at OSU. She earned her Masters degree in Mathematics in 2019 and has been an instructor in the math department ever since. She enjoys making challenging subjects such as differential calculus approachable and applicable to students, and strives to create a classroom environment where everyone feels like they belong. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys running, gardening, cooking, and hanging out with her husband and their 11-month-old son.

 

 

 

 

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Sara Clark Senior Instructor II | Mathematics

Sara has been a Mathematics Instructor at Oregon State University for over 23 years.  During her time at OSU, she has taught courses ranging from Beginning Algebra to Vector Calculus.  Sara is a valued team member on the Math Department’s redesigns of College Algebra, and Differential and Integral Calculus with the goal of incorporating active learning into the classroom and improve student success.  In addition to teaching, Sara serves as an advisor of lower division Mathematics majors, including transfer students.

 

 

 

 

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Paul Emigh Senior Instructor I | Physics

Paul Emigh is a physics education researcher who has studied student understanding of quantum mechanics, vectors, derivatives, integration, and physics sensemaking.  He put his research into practice in teaching a wide variety of physics courses, both at OSU and beyond, with a focus on centering students in their own learning as a way to support their conceptual understanding and scientific reasoning. 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Gilliam Senior Instructor I | Mathematics

Michael Gilliam earned a B.A. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University of Montana. As an instructor, his interests are active-learning strategies and improving the calculus experience. Dr. Gilliam’s experiences include teaching at the all-women’s College of New Rochelle, NY, and a year as a mathematics teacher at Newport High School, OR. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from Education Update, NYC. In 2019, he earned a Lower-Division Mathematics Students Success Award. In 2023, he was a nominee for the Loyd F. Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching.

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Carmen Harjoe Senior Instructor I | Integrative Biology

Carmen is an instructor in the Department of Integrative Biology. She currently serves as a course coordinator and instructor for Principles of Biology (BI 22x), the introductory Biology course for life-science majors. During her time at OSU, Carmen has also taught an upper-division Ecology course and an Ecampus Human Ecology course. Carmen's current research explores questions related to the impacts of the implementation of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) on student success. 

 

 

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Elizabeth Jones Senior Instructor II | Educational Opportunities Program

Dr. Elizabeth Jones teaches mathematics for the Educational Opportunities Program. She is inspired by her traditionally under-served students to explore the ways students think about and learn mathematics. As a member of the teams that redesigned College Algebra and Calculus at OSU, she has used the insights gained from teaching small, diverse classes to improve mathematics learning for all students. Liz has a PhD, in Commutative Algebra, from the University of Utah and was an Associate Professor at Indiana State University. She has worked in curriculum design for traditional students, under-served students and students with sight disabilities.

 

 

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Shawn Massoni Senior Instructor I | Microbiology

Shawn Massoni joined the Microbiology Department as an Instructor after being a Visiting Professor at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where he also completed a postdoc fellowship after receiving his PhD in Microbiology at UMass Amherst in 2013.  He brings his passion for all things bacteriology to students in both on-campus and Ecampus modalities.  Shawn strives to develop inclusive learning communities where scientific rigor meets students where they are in the learning process, and takes an active role in diversity initiatives around and outside of campus. 

 

 

Chris Orum Senior Instructor I | Mathematics

Chris Orum received the B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon, Eugene, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 1996 and 2004, respectively. He was a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. He has been an instructor in the Mathematics Department since 2013.

 

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Evan Thatcher Senior Instructor I | Physics

Evan Thatcher grew up in Corvallis and graduated from Corvallis High School. He then attended Haverford College in Philadelphia, PA, graduating with degrees in Physics and Astronomy. At University of Florida, Evan studied condensed matter physics through both experimental and computational methods. After earning his PhD, Evan returned to Oregon, teaching at Linn Benton Community College and Pacific University before being hired as an Instructor for General Physics at OSU. He is the chair of the Physics Department Diversity Inclusion Climate Equity (DICE) Committee, and serves on the College of Science Equity, Access, and Inclusion Leadership Council.

 

 

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David Wing Senior Instructor II | Mathematics

Dr. David Wing received his PhD in Mathematics, in the area of Symbolic Dynamical Systems, from Oregon State University in 2011 and started as an instructor in the OSU Math department later that year.  A few years later, he added the role of academic advisor for Math majors, which he currently still enjoys.  He typically teaches Calculus and Linear Algebra courses and continues to explore Symbolic Dynamical Systems and related material.  Besides academics, he enjoys jogs through beautiful Corvallis trails, video games, Rubik’s Cubes, drums, and recently started learning to play guitar.