Partners & Affiliates
As a Senior Instructional Consultant in Instructional Development, I work individually with faculty members to enhance their courses, plan campus-wide teaching events and workshops, and direct the TA Development Program. I have broad expertise in pedagogy, course/curriculum design, educational technologies, assessment, and evaluation of teaching. Some of my particular interests include creating authentic learning experiences, positioning students as co-creators of knowledge, and leveraging technology to make large classes feel small. Before my ten years as an Instructional Consultant, I designed and taught courses for the Environmental Studies Department at UCSB.
As an Instructional Consultant in Instructional Development, I work directly with professors and graduate students to enrich the teaching and learning experience at UCSB one class at a time. Apart from individual consultations with instructors, I conduct a variety of pedagogy workshops, create the TALES podcasts, and lead the annual Summer Teaching Institute for Associates. I also collaborate with instructors to conduct research on instruction in Higher Education and to develop their online and hybrid courses. Over the past 20 years I have worked as a faculty developer, teacher trainer, instructional designer and educational consultant in multiple countries. I specialize in educational technology, teaching strategies, student-centered pedagogy, course design, and education reform in developing countries
A first-in-family college graduate from the Ohio, Kathy earned her PhD with Dr. David Asai at Purdue University studying the biochemistry and molecular basis of cell division and motility. As an NIH Kirschstein Postdoctoral Scholar, she investigated the recognition mechanisms of sperm-egg interaction at SUNY-Stony Brook before joining the UCSB faculty in 1993. A Searle Scholar and NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, Kathy continues to pursue questions of cellular recognition and signal control and was recognized as an AAAS Fellow in 2018 for that work and her contributions to STEM education. In addition to mentoring students in the research lab and advising, she teaches a variety of courses from small graduate seminars, INT courses, and research methods courses, to large lecture courses and an advanced upper division laboratory course. Committed to student learning and drawing on her first gen experiences, she has also been recognized with the MLPS Teaching Award and considers her students as junior colleagues, inviting them to join in the lifelong journey of learning.
As the Instruction Program Coordinator at UCSB Library, I regularly work with Librarians, Faculty, and Students to deliver and enhance teaching and learning opportunities associated with information literacy. In this role, I help to facilitate instruction sessions taught by librarians and develop curricula with faculty and librarians to meet students' academic research needs. I am also a practitioner. I teach multiple instruction sessions every quarter and collaborate with various departments both in and outside the library to further the development of the Library Instruction Program. My work is highly centered around the idea of information literacy as a set of skills, dispositions, and competencies that must be continually honed in context. I have an extensive background in teaching and learning and an affinity for applying these skills to academic libraries, both face-to-face and online. I have been working in academic libraries in a teaching capacity for over 7 years, and have interests in andragogy, online learning technologies, instructional design, and active learning techniques.
- Instructional Development
As the Executive Director of Instructional Development, I manage the campus department responsible for all aspects of instructional support for Ladder Faculty, Lecturers, Teaching Assistants, and Teaching Associates. I have extensive experience in effective applications of educational technology, instructional design, simulation design, visualization, assessment of student learning, and evaluation of courses. Since 2000, in alternate years, I co-teach a graduate seminar, “Teaching and Learning with Digital Media”, with Professor Dorothy Chun.
I am an associate professor in political science who has been at UCSB for about 14 years. My research and teaching ranges from research design (especially quantitative methods) to political parties, democratic representation, and political institutions in comparative perspective, especially in the advanced industrial democracies. I have been involved in a variety of campus-level activities, many centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the last few years, with the help of ONDAS, CITRAL, and Instructional Development, I have been working to re-think my pedagogy. I have focused on putting issues of inclusion front and center; embracing active learning and modeling; better utilizing technology judiciously to connect me to students and students to each other; and being explicit about my pedagogy. I look forward to talking with fellow faculty about all of these issues, and more!
I am an Associate Professor of Musicology at UCSB, and my research focuses on the critical history of opera and early modern music history. In both my research and teaching I explore how musical cultures carry histories, and how our histories and social realities are shaped and inflected by expressive practices. I am the author of Opera’s Orbit: Musical Drama and the Influence of Opera in Arcadian Rome (Cambridge, 2011), former co-editor of Cambridge Opera Journal, and a past director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at UCSB. Most people have something to say about music, which is why it is a great subject to engage students and create timely and important conversations across the humanities. My areas of expertise and interest have offered a rich source for diverse and interdisciplinary teaching projects. In 2019-2020, I was a faculty fellow in the Engaging Humanities Program (supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and created one of the program’s Discovery Courses, “Exploring Voices,” that I co-designed and co-taught with three other graduate student fellows. Also in 2019-2020, I participated in the Ondas Faculty Development Seminar, which inspired new approaches for developing inclusive practices and research-based methods in my teaching.
CITRAL Advisory Board
Gerardo Aldana, Chicano/Chicana Studies
Glenn Beltz, Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Risa Brainen, Theater and Dance
Anne Charity Hudley, Linguistics and Director of Undergraduate Research, URCA
Rolf Christofferson, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Darby Feldwinn, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kathy Foltz, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mary Hegarty, Psychological and Brain Science and Associate Dean, Graduate Division
John Majewski, History and Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
Don Marolf, Physics
Andrew Maul, Department of Education, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Kate McDonald, History
Mark Meadow, History of Art and Architecture
Rebecca Metzger, UCSB Library
George Michaels, UCSB Instructional Development
Dorothy (Dolly) Mullin, Communication
Laury Oaks, Feminist Studies
Malaphone Phommasa, Director of Academic Success Initiatives, Office of Undergraduate Education
Madeleine Sorapure, Writing Program
Jeffrey Stopple, Math and Associate Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education
Cristina Venegas, Film and Media Studies
Vanessa Woods, Psychological and Brain Sciences