Core Committee

Email: CoreATpodnetworkDOTorg

The following text is paraphrased from the POD Network By-laws:

The activities, affairs, and property of the POD Network are overseen by a board of directors known as the Core Committee. The Core Committee consists of no more than 18 persons, including the President, President Elect, and Past President. Additionally, the Executive Director is an ex-officio member of Core. Members are elected for 3-year terms by a vote of the POD Network membership. Five new members are elected each year. Core Committee members must be members of the POD Network. Incumbent members of the Core Committee must wait at least one year before being candidates for another term.

The Executive Committee carries forth the work of the Core Committee between the spring and fall Core Committee meetings and oversees other important aspects of the organization’s work. The Executive Committee is the President, President Elect, Past President, Chair of Finance, and the Executive Director.


(Photo from Core Committee meeting, March 2017)

Core Committee Members

2017-2018 Core Committee


Mary Wright, President 
Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University
201 Thayer Street, 7th floor
Providence, RI   02912
Office: 401-863-1219


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Kevin Barry, Past President 
Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Notre Dame
Office: 574-631-4443


Cassandra Volpe Horii, President Elect
Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach
California Institute of Technology
Office: 626-395-6225


Victoria Bhavsar, Chair of Finance, 2015-2018
Director, Faculty Center for Professional Development
Cal Poly Pomona
Office: 909-869-4640


Hoag Holmgren, Executive Director
Professional & Organizational
Development Network in Higher Education
Nederland, Colorado
Office: 303.258.9521
Fax: 303.258.7377


Dorothe Bach, 2017-2020
Associate Director and Associate Professor
Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Virginia
Office: 434-982-2815


Erica Bastress-Dukehart, 2016-2019
Associate Professor of History &
Director of Faculty Development
Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning
Skidmore College
Office: 518.580.5265


Gabriele Bauer, 2017-2020
Director of Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning
Villanova University
Office: 610-519-5628


Lindsay Bernhagen, 2016-2019
Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Office: 715.346.3177


Allison Boye, 2015-2018
Assistant Director
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center
Texas Tech University
Office: 806-742-0133


Jake Glover, 2015-2018
Senior Education Officer
IDEA Education
Office: 785-320-2400

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Stacy Grooters, 2016-2019
Director of Faculty Programs
Center for Teaching Excellence
Boston College
Office: 617.552.3826


Carol Hurney, 2015-2018
Center for Teaching & Learning
Colby College
Office: 207-859-5166


Jonathan Iuzzini, 2017-2020
Associate Director of Teaching & Learning
Achieving the Dream
Office: 240.450.0075

Katie Linder

Katie Linder, 2017-2020
Research Director
Oregon State University
Office: 541-737-4629


Carl Moore, 2017-2020
Associate Professor
Research Academy for Integrated Learning
University of the District of Columbia
Office: 215-204-8761


David Sacks, 2016-2019
Health Professions Education Director
Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky
Office: 859.323.6711

Richard Swan

Richard Swan, 2016-2019
Associate Director
Center for Teaching & Learning
Brigham Young University
Office: 801.422.9346

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Roben Torosyan, 2015-2018
Director, Office of Teaching and Learning
Bridgewater State University
Office: 508-531-2435