2024–2025 Core Committee

Christine Rener

President

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

Stacy Grooters
Stacy Grooters

Past-President

Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Boston College

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Carl S. Moore

President-elect

Executive Fellow for Learning Innovation at PROPEL and President of Youniversal Luv Unlimited

Gloria Niles
Gloria Niles

Chair of Finance Committee

Director of Distance Education & Coordinator, Office of Professional Development and Academic Support (OPDAS)
University of Hawai’i

Danielle Gabriel
Danielle Gabriel

Executive Director
Ex-Officio Member

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Claudia Cornejo-Happel

2024–2027

Associate Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Teresa Focarile
Teresa Focarile

2023–2026

Associate Director for Educational Development, Center for Teaching and Learning
Boise State University

Patricia Guillen
Patricia Guillen

2023–2026

Director, Instructional Services, Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation
Maricopa Community Colleges

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Scott Hicks

2024–2027

Director of Teaching and Learning, Professor of English
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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Rachel Horak

2024–2027

Senior Specialist in Education
American Society for Microbiology

Cait Kirby
Cait Kirby

2023–2026

Associate Director, Rice Center for Teaching
Williams College

Kathleen Landy
Kathleen Landy

2022–2025

Associate Director for Assessment & Evaluation, Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)
Cornell University

Thomas Laughner
Thomas Laughner

2023–2026

Director, Teaching and Learning Center
University of Tennessee Health

Tammy McCoy
Tammy McCoy

2023–2026

TA Development and Future Faculty Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bonnie Mullinix
Bonnie Mullinix

2023–2026

Research Fellow, Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
University College Cork, Cork Ireland

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Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad

2024–2027

Associate Director at the Center for Teaching
University of Iowa

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Ruth Poprowski

2024–2027

Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, 
University of Georgia

German Vargas
German Vargas Ramos

2022–2025

Director of Digital Strategy
Grinnell College

Cheryl Richardson
Cheryl Richardson

2022–2025

Director, Inclusive Teaching Excellence, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Adler University

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Elina Salminen

2024–2027

Assistant Director for Educational Development
Washington University in St. Louis

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Adriana Signorini

2024–2027

Educational Assessment Coordinator, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning
University of California, Merced

Adriana Streifer
Adriana Streifer

2022–2025

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Virginia

About the Core Committee

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.

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