Results of the 2019 ISSOTL Elections
After close elections involving a total of eleven candidates, nine ISSOTL members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors:
- Co-Presidents Elect: Chng Huang Hoon, National University of Singapore & Nancy Chick, Rollins College
- Secretary: Mary Ann Danielson, Creighton University
- Student Representative: Sam Lucie Dvorakova, University of Edinburgh
- Treasurer: Yvonne Macrae, University of Massachusetts
- Vice President – Asia Pacific: Colin Jevons, Monash University
- Vice President – Canada: Andrea Webb, University of British Columbia
- Vice President – Europe: Rie Troelsen, University of Southern Denmark
- Vice President – US: Nancy E. Krusen, University of Nebraska Medical Center
We look forward to working with these new Board members, and encourage other members to consider becoming further involved in the Society by participating in Special Interest Groups and Committees, or by standing for election for future openings on the Board of Directors. The next call for nominations and self-nominations for Board openings will be circulated in early 2020.
Brief biographical information on each of the new Board members follows.
Co-President Elect Nancy Chick
Nancy Chick has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Mexico and a master’s and doctorate in English from the University of Georgia. She has taught courses in American literature, literary studies, writing, gender studies, and pedagogy in a large, multicampus state university system, a mid-size private university, a large public university, and now in a small, private liberal arts college. Nancy served on the ISSOTL Board of Directors and as editor of the Society’s newsletter The International Commons from 2005 to 2012, when she was selected as founding co-editor of ISSOTL’s peer-reviewed journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry. She is the chair of the ISSOTL Interest Group for the Arts and Humanities, and was the Program Chair of the 2011 ISSOTL Conference in Milwaukee, WI (USA) and the Co-Chair of the 2017 ISSOTL Conference in Calgary, AB (Canada). She was awarded the ISSOTL Distinguished Service Award in 2017, and is the only person to have attended every single ISSOTL conference.
Co-President Elect Chng Huang Hoon
CHNG Huang Hoon is an Associate Professor (English Language) and is concurrently an Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education) and Director (Community Leadership) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has degrees in Linguistics (UT-Austin) and Philosophy (NUS). She serves on the ISSOTL Board of Directors as Regional Vice President (Asia Pacific), and provides leadership for SoTL-Asia that she established in 2016. She is a member on the Scientific Commission for ICED 2020-Zurich and was a keynote speaker at ISSOTL 2015 in Melbourne on the topic of “Leading learning and the scholarship of change from the SoTL margin”.
She has written about a range of issues including SoTL leadership (e.g. “On the margins of SoTL discourse: An Asian perspective”, TLI, 2013); teaching excellence (e.g. “Teaching excellence and the rise of education focused employment tracks”, 2018); and institutions (e.g. “The idea of the university: National asset or ivory tower?”, 2018).
Secretary: Mary Ann Danielson
Mary Ann Danielson, Professor of Communication Studies and Professor, Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership, has been active in Carnegie Conversations since 1997 and SoTL since 2006. Leading CASTL initiatives on “Mentoring SoTL Scholars” and “Cognitive and Affective Learning,” informed my work as Creighton’s Associate Vice-Provost for Learning and Assessment (2007-2018) and now as teaching faculty. My SoTL interests and publications include: SoTL as Faculty Development and Students as Partners in Collaborative Curricular (re)Constructions.
Student Representative: Sam Lucie Dvorakova
Sam has been involved in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning since her second year of undergraduate studies, when she joined ISSOTL’s International Collaborative Writing Group. She is now in her first year of a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, looking at the long term effects of Students as Partners initiatives on science undergraduates. Beyond students as partners, Sam’s research interests also include the development of identity and metacognition in students and the effect of these two areas on graduates’ writing experiences and capacity.
Treasurer: Yvonne Macrae
My name is Yvonne Macrae and have been an educator for over two decades. In the early 1980’s, I emigrated to the United States of America and earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Lesley University, an MBA from Simmons College School of Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Lesley University, College of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
For the past 18 years, I have been an adjunct faculty/lecturer at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, University of Massachusetts College of Education and Human Development in the Leadership in Education Program, Lesley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the School of Management teaching undergraduate and graduate business management and leadership courses.
Vice President – Asia Pacific: Colin Jevons
Associate Professor Colin Jevons is course director of the B Bus degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, with over 6500 students. He has been Adjunct Professor at IESEG in France and has also guested at Auburn and Michigan State Universities, USA, and the University of Twente, Holland. Colin has received a Dean's Award for Teaching for contributing to the student learning experience and teaching innovation. He has worked on many university-wide initiatives, including developing an English language and cultural support program for international students.
His research interests are student retention and attrition, graduate employability, student cross-cultural communication, and teaching critical thinking and scepticism in business education. He has an h-index of 17 and has received eleven competitive research grants. His pre-academic career was in consumer research and in book publishing, and he is an honorary life member of the Society of Editors. He tweets @colinjevons.
Vice President – Canada: Andrea Webb
Andrea is an Instructor in Social Studies Education in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia. She has been involved with education (compulsory and higher education) for 20 years and SoTL for a decade.
Vice President – Europe: Rie Troelsen
Rie Troelsen is since 2016 Head of the SDU Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) (www.sdu.dk/en/sduup). Before that, she was an associate professor in higher education teaching and learning at SDU. She has a PhD in chemistry education from 2003. Her major field of interest is staff development - both as a researcher and as a practitioner. She has since 2007 facilitated a range of educational development projects and conducted even more staff development courses.
Rie has been a board member of the Danish Network for Higher Education for more than 10 years and was a co-founder of the Nordic-Baltic Network for Educational Developers in 2010. For the moment, Rie is engaged in research and development projects with colleagues in Scotland, Sweden, Estonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Australia.
Vice President – United States: Nancy E. Krusen
Dr. Krusen is founding program director for a clinical doctorate program at University of Nebraska Medical Center in the US. She received her PhD in occupational therapy from Texas Woman's University. Her research interests include application of theoretical constructs in teaching and learning, translational science, and qualitative methods of inquiry. She currently serves as a mentor for a New Educators Mentorship Program, as well as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Mentorship Program.