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.

Core committee 2018

(Photo from Core Committee meeting, March 2018, with newly elected members)

Core Committee Members

2018-2019 Core Committee


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


Mary Wright, Past President 
Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University
Office: 401-863-1219

Dr. Angela Linse

Angela Linse, President Elect
Executive Director & Associate Dean
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Penn State University
Office: 814-865-8681


David Sacks, 2016-2019, Chair of Finance
Health Professions Education Director
Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky
Office: 859-323-6711


Hoag Holmgren, Executive Director
Professional & Organizational
Development Network in Higher Education
Nederland, Colorado
Office: 303-258-9521
Fax: 303-258-7377


Isis Artze-Vega, 2018-2021
Assistant Vice President, Teaching & Learning
Florida International University
Office: 305-348-4214


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


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

Stacy Grooters Portrait Image

Stacy Grooters, 2016-2019
Director of Faculty Programs
Center for Teaching Excellence
Boston College
Office: 617-552-3826


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


Robin Pappas, 2018-2021
Instructional Innovation Program Manager | Office of the Vice Provost and CIO
Information Services
Oregon State University
Office: 541-737-3712

Christine Rener

Christine Rener, 2018-2021
Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation,
Director, Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center &
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Grand Valley State University
Office: 616-331-3499


Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, 2018-2021
Professor of Psychological Sciences &
Director of the Center for Educational Excellence
University of San Diego
Office: 619-260-4005


Greg Siering, 2018-2021
Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University Bloomington
Office: 812-855-9174

Richard Swan

Richard Swan, 2016-2019
Associate Director
Center for Teaching & Learning
Brigham Young University
Office: 801-422-9346