Center for Teaching Effectiveness

Message from the Interim Director

As Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE), it is my privilege to offer support to faculty with a variety of programs and resources: the New Faculty Investment Program (NFIP); the Wednesday Noon Seminar Series; workshops on issues pertinent to effective teaching and learning; certificates of professional development in teaching and distance education; instructional coaching; a transculturation program; a library of books and resources; travel awards for presentation of research on the scholarship of teaching and learning; and awards for outstanding teaching. We welcome suggestions and comments on how the CTE can better serve the faculty at TAMU-K.

With best wishes,

Brenda Melendy
brenda.melendy@tamuk.edu

Mission

Welcome to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. The Center was established by the Faculty Senate in 2001 as a resource for faculty through workshops, brown-bag seminars, and discussions. In addition to these activities, the Center today provides faculty with professional development opportunities and instructional coaching for those who wish to enhance the quality of their teaching. The Center also offers travel awards to faculty presenting research on the scholarship on teaching and learning and recognizes faculty for outstanding teaching.

Meet the 2018-2019 New Faculty

Jason Abrams

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

 

Jose Daniel

Assistant Professor

Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems

 

Abiola Dipeolu

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology & Sociology

Dr. Dipeolu received her Ph.D. from Florida State University. Her research lines of inquiry include: Work-based transitions of individuals with disabilities, particularly emerging adults with disabilities including ADHD, LD, & ASD, training and clinical supervision in career development practice. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, Journal of Career Development, and Career Development Quarterly. Dr. Dipeolu is a licensed psychologist (NY), whose professional experience includes psychological evaluation, consultation, and CBT-based interventions.

Jacob Galan

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry/Natural Toxins Research Center

 

Yongsok Kim

Assistant Professor

Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy (Criminal Justice Program)

He is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Before he cam to the U.S.A. for his doctoral study, he had served as a police officer in South Korea. He has a Bachelor's degree in Law, a Master's in Environmental Policy, and a Doctorate in Criminal Justice from Texas State University at San Marcos. His research interest areas include Community Policing, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, and the Effects of Environmental Stewardship on Crime Reduction.

Brent Kinghorn

Assistant Professor

Department of Marketing, Management, and Information Systems

Dr. Kinghorn earned a PhD from New Mexico State University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and an engineering BS from Texas Tech University. With more than 10 years of previous industry experience, Dr. Kinghorn brings real world connections into the Strategic Management classroom. Dr. Kinghorn’s research focuses on Small Businesses with a focus on Opportunity Recognition, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Pedagogies. He has published in the American Journal of Management, the Business Journal of Entrepreneurs, and the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability.

Nick Sciullo

Assistant Professor

Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre (Communications)

Dr. Nick J. Sciullo will release his first book in November, Communicating Hip-Hop: How Hip-Hop Culture Shapes Popular Culture. In 2018, he was recognized as the Forensic Educator of the Year by the Argumentation and Forensics Division of the Southern States Communication Association. In 2016, he earned the Best Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association's Critical and Cultural Studies Division, the Association's largest division. In 2014, he earned the Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award from the Southern States Communication Association. He writes and speaks widely on critical theory, black radicalism, Marxism, rhetoric, and law.

Matthew S. Stone

Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Dr. Stone studies the effects of exercise and sports supplementation on measures of body composition, muscular performance, and metabolism. His research interests include exercise physiology, exercise prescription, sports/nutritional supplementation, and strength & conditioning. He holds a Ph.D. in kinesiology/exercise physiology from the University of Arkansas where his interests with sports/nutritional supplementation and strength & conditioning laid the foundation for his research agenda. As a native Texan, from Waco originally, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, as well as playing golf. He is excited to join the TAMUK community and is looking forward to the adventures that South Texas has planned.

Montamas Suntravat

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry/Natural Toxins Research Center

 

Zhuofan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Department of Marketing, Management, and Information Systems

Dr. Zhang earned her Ph.D in Business Administration at The University of Texas at El Paso and her master’s degree at Oklahoma State University. Her general research interests revolve around experiential consumption, branding, and social media. Her research aims to understand consumers’ internal and external motivations for consuming experiences, and how consumers evaluate experiential brands in social contexts. Her teaching interests include consumer behavior, marketing research, principles of marketing, online marketing, and marketing management.

Thmoas Zinniger

Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Dr. Zinninger teaches Applied Saxophone, Woodwind Methods, and directs the Jazz Combo, Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Choir programs in TAMUK’s Department of Music. His research interests include the exploration and development of new teaching methodologies for jazz improvisation. He is also an avid supporter of new music for the saxophone, having premiered several works at both regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. He holds a DMA in saxophone performance from the University of Cincinnati.

This page was last updated on: October 8, 2018