ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholars

The following NIU individuals have completed the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Effective Teaching Practices Program and have been recognized with a credential in Effective College Instruction that is endorsed by the American Council on Education. In doing so, they've earned the designation of "ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar" for NIU.

ACUE Credentialed Educator
Name Department College / Division Cohort
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Melissa Adams-Campbell English Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2021
Sheila Barrett Health Studies Health and Human Sciences Fall 2020
Brian Bender Operations Management and Information Systems Business Fall 2021
Susan Bowers Family and Consumer Sciences Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021
Zoe Cassady Curriculum and Instruction Education Fall 2023
Rouzbeh Chegeni Health Studies Health and Human Sciences Spring 2021
Shondra Clay Interdisciplinary Health Professions Health and Human Sciences Fall 2020
Marcia Cooke Nursing Health and Human Sciences Fall 2020
Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz World Languages and Cultures Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Christine Cronin Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2023
Hector de la Torre Perez Physics Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2023
Deborah De Rosa English Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Veysel Demir Electrical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Spring 2021
Olivier Devergne Biological Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring 2021
Alisha Diggs Biomedical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2023
Rachel Donegan Special and Early Education Education Spring 2021
Neil Doughty BELIEF Ethics Program Business Fall 2022
Alissa Droog University Libraries University Libraries Fall 2022
Jessica Ebert Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2023
Hasan Ferdowsi Electrical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2022
Joseph Flynn Curriculum & Instruction; Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education; Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fall 2022
Benedito Fonseca Electrical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2020
Kimberly Gatz Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2023
Wenlian Gao Finance Business Spring 2021
Lydia Gerzel-Short Special and Early Education Education Spring 2021
Allison Gladfelter Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021
Kelly Gross Art and Design Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2020
Jeremy Groves Economics Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2022
Timothy Hagen Chemistry and Biochemistry Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Chris Hill Kinesiology and Physical Education Education Fall 2020
Jehan Hill Counseling and Higher Education Education Spring 2021
Amanda Hirsch Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2021
Theodore Hogan Engineering Technology Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2020
Farah Ishaq Kinesiology and Physical Education Education Fall 2021
Rana Jaber Health Studies Health and Human Sciences Fall 2022
Katy Jaekel Counseling and Higher Education; Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality Education Fall 2021
Yvonne Johnson Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2020
Jinhak Kim Operations Management and Information Systems Business Spring 2021
Anissa Kuhar Impact Lab Business Fall 2023
Jodi Lampi Curriculum and Instruction Education Fall 2021
Jennifer Likeum Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2021
Michelle Lilly Psychology Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2021
Lichuan Liu Electrical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2023
Jacqueline Mac Counseling and Higher Education Education Fall 2021
Andrew Mamo Law Law Spring 2021
Jamie Mayer Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Health and Human Sciences Fall 2022
Allison Michaelis Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring 2021
Jon Miller Biological Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Tracy Miller Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2023
Micah Morton Anthropology Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring 2021
Suzanne Mullis Nursing Health and Human Sciences Fall 2022
Shanthi Muthuswamy Engineering Technology Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2020
Helen Nagata Art and Design Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2020
Martin Ndicu Accountancy Business Fall 2021
Linh Nguyen Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2023
Julia Ogg Psychology Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2021
Marcella Otto Kinesiology and Physical Education Education Spring 2021
Kevin Palencia Infante Mathematical Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2023
Molly Pasley Special and Early Education Education Spring 2021
Kunal Patel Health Studies Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021
Brian Penkrot Music Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2020
Nicholas Pohlman Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Spring 2021
Alesha Porisky Political Science Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring 2021
Charles Pudrith Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Health and Human Sciences Fall 2020
Jason Rhode Educational Technology, Research and Assessment; Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Education; Academic Affairs Spring 2021
Stephanie Richter Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2021
Patrick Roberts Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations Education Fall 2020
Dawn Rogodzinski World Languages and Cultures Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2021
Nahal Salimi Interdisciplinary Health Professions Health and Human Sciences Spring 2021
Kristen Selig Nursing Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021
Dave Serowka Kinesiology and Physical Education Education Fall 2020
Kimberly Shotick University Libraries University Libraries Spring 2021
Pallavi Singh Department of Biological Sciences Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2022
Robert Sinko Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2020
Shun Takai Engineering Technology Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2022
Jifu Tan Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Spring 2021
Sahar Vahabzadeh Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2023
Lindsay Vreeland Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Academic Affairs Fall 2023
Carol Walther Sociology Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Ziteng Wang Industrial and Systems Engineering Engineering and Engineering Technology Fall 2020
Rachel Warren College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Educator Licensure Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Dawn Westhoff World Languages and Cultures Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2022
Kathy Zeek English Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall 2020
Yao Zheng Finance Business Fall 2022
Peitao Zhu Counseling and Higher Education Education Spring 2021

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The ACUE Effective Teaching Practices Program is giving NIU faculty tools to implement and support inclusive and innovative teaching.

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