CRLT in Engineering Staff

 

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Director
 
Dr. Tershia Pinder-Grover earned a B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1999 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from U-M in 2002 and 2006, respectively. She joined CRLT in August 2005, where she coordinates initiatives for engineering faculty, develops workshops and seminars, and consults with faculty and graduate students on a variety of pedagogical topics. Her current research interests include examining the effect of instructional technology on student learning and performance and assessing the impact of peer mentoring programs for GSIs.

 
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Engineering Teaching Consultant Program Coordinator

Dr. Audra Baleisis earned a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Illinois in 1995, an M.Phil. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1996, and an M.S. in Astrophysics and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Arizona in 2000 and 2009, respectively. She spent 2009-2016 living in Zurich, Switzerland where she worked in the Physics Education group at ETH University and as Academic Platform Coordinator for the Swiss National Science Foundation PlanetS exoplanet research program. She joined CRLT-Engin in 2016 as the ETC Program Coordinator, helping experienced Engineering Teaching Consultants provide CoE GSIs with instructional support.  

 
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Engineering Education Research Program Coordinator

Stephanie Dooper earned a B.A. in Political Science and Liberal Studies from the University of Louisville in 2016. Currently, she is pursuing an M.A. in Higher Education at U-M. In addition to her role with CRLT-Engin, Stephanie is a Dow Sustainability Fellow and is the Program Assistant for the Library Student Engagement Program. In her current role with CRLT-Engin, Stephanie assists with planning the annual Engineering Education Research Poster Fair and with developing on-going resources for diversity, equity and inclusion in instructional practices.
 
 

 

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Financial Specialist & Event Planner

Carol Lagemann earned a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Music from Truman State University, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. She also studied Music at U-M in 2011-2012. Carol previously worked for U-M in the Mechanical Engineering department in the College of Engineering. In her current role, Carol supports CRLT in Engineering programs and supports the CRLT-Engin Director.

 
 
 
 

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Graphic Designer & Event Planner

Steve McKenzie earned his B.A. in Political Science from University of Michigan. He previously worked for U-M in University Unions at the Michigan League. In his current role, Steve designs, photographs, and edits multimedia publicity for CRLT-Engin. He coordinates the Engineering Teaching Orientations for new engineering GSIs and undergraduate Instructional Aids, and provides support for the Engineering Teaching Consultant program. Steve also designs and develops the CRLT-Engin website, and maintains the program’s social media.