Lumen Circles Certificate Recipients

Lumen Circles programs provide a unique professional development opportunity for faculty to hone their expertise as teachers through virtual communities of practice. Lumen awards Certificates in Effective Teaching to faculty fellows who engage well with their virtual communities and complete at least 80% of the assigned activities.

For additional detail about what faculty fellows have accomplished in order to earn a Lumen Circles certificate, see the “Program Achievements” at the bottom of the page.

Lumen Circles Certificate in Effective Teaching with Lumen Courseware

Program: Success Accelerator for Waymaker

Certificate Recipients

Minette Beabes, SUNY College at Geneseo

Silvia Bliss, Morrisville State College

Laura Dohner, SUNY Oneonta

Elizabeth Gaudino-Goering, Nassau Community College

Elise Gervais, SUNY at Albany

Steven Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington

Lisa Korman, Nassau Community College

Keith Landa, SUNY at Purchase College

Julie Manley, Coppin State University

Maria Manni, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Crystal Quillen, Middlesex County College

Jodell Raymond, Monroe Community College

Rachel Rigolino, SUNY at New Paltz

Stacey Souther, Cuyahoga Community College

Timothy Strode, Nassau Community College

Jessica Traylor, Gordon State College

Program: Success Accelerator for OHM

Certificate Recipients

Debbie Fries, Wor-Wic Community College

Sophia Georgiakaki, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Heather Lieb, Monroe Community College

Alketa Nina, Wor-Wic Community College

Ronald Olszewski, SUNY Westchester Community College

Thomas Peebles, SUNY at Albany

Lumen Circles Certificate of Effective Teaching Practice

Program: Active Learning

Certificate Recipients

Peter Carroll, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Ariel Goodman, SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Odessa Jordan, Calhoun Community College

Amanda Miller, Mohawk Valley Community College

Orquidea Morales, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Rachael Mulvihill, SUNY College at Brockport

Steven Murphy, Binghamton University

Andrew Perron, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Tony Podlaski, Hudson Valley Community College

Pat Rind, SUNY at Purchase College

Paul Szwed, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Program: Evidence-based Teaching

Certificate Recipients

Robert Faivre, Adirondack Community College

Ron Keeney, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Andrew Wood, SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Trudi Jacobson, SUNY at Albany

Yibin Liu, University at Buffalo

Bhakti Sharma, SUNY Buffalo State

Program: OER & Open Pedagogy

Certificate Recipients

Christopher Ankney, College of Southern Maryland

Emily Bailey, Towson University

Paul Bernhardt, Frostburg State University

Peggy Biser, Frostburg State University

Sam Bloom, Fashion Institute of Technology

Jacqueline Bollinger, Erie Community College

Tammy Bowers, Towson University

Sara Cano, College of Southern Maryland

David Caskey, Anne Arundel Community College

Ruth Childs, SUNY College at Brockport

Michelle Christian, College of Southern Maryland

Rhonda Coffelt, Calhoun Community College

LaPorchia Davis, Morgan State University

Barbara Delano, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Gauri Desai, University at Buffalo

Brigitte Desport, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Deborah Devlin, Frostburg State University

Thane Doubet, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Christine Dubowy, Hagerstown Community College

Debora Faccion Grodzki, Binghamton University

Katharine Fernstrom, Towson University

Lakisha Ferebee, College of Southern Maryland

Matthew Fox, SUNY College at Brockport

Heather Gable, Frostburg State University

Pallavi Guha, Towson University

Mary Guzzy, Corning Community College

Jennifer Hawley, Chesapeake College

Christopher Hollister, University at Buffalo

Karen Huffman, Erie Community College

Steve Hymowech, Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Jennifer Jones, SUNY Westchester Community College

Jessica Kruger, University at Buffalo

Lauren Liburd, Suffolk County Community College

John Lombardi, Frostburg State University

Katie Lynch, Rockland Community College

Eileen MacAvery-Kane, Rockland Community College

Thalia MacMillan, SUNY Empire State College

Theresa Mastrodonato, Frostburg State University

Lorena Mathien, SUNY Buffalo State

Patsy McKenzie, Allegany College of Maryland

John McMullen, Frostburg State University

Kenneth Nichols, SUNY College at Oswego

Jillian Nissen, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Kristin Osborne, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Marjorie Paoletti, Anne Arundel Community College

Kinning Poon, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Daphne Powell, College of Southern Maryland

Danna Prather Davis, Suffolk County Community College

Petita Rentz, College of Southern Maryland

Christine Robinson-Cooley, Hudson Valley Community College

Mary E. Robinson, EdD, Montgomery College – Germantown Campus

Julio Rodriguez, SUNY Westchester Community College

Nazik Roufaiel, SUNY Empire State College

Duncan RyanMann, SUNY Empire State College

Doris Santamaria-Makang, Frostburg State University

Roberta Schlehr, Erie Community College

Jennifer Scott, Towson University

Alyxandra Sherwood, SUNY College at Geneseo

Grace Sikorski, Anne Arundel Community College

Nicole Simon, Nassau Community College

Michelle Speach, Mohawk Valley Community College

Kathleen Speicher, Corning Community College

Jeff Stueber, Moraine Park Community College

Patricia Szobonya, Rockland Community College

Jamie Tabone, SUNY Buffalo State

Judi Salsburg Taylor, Monroe Community College

Trang Thai, SUNY College at Brockport

John Thompson, SUNY Buffalo State

Sonja Thomson, SUNY Empire State College

Lynwood Townsend, College of Southern Maryland

LaToya Trowers, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Mari-jo Ulbricht, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Diantha Watts, SUNY College at Brockport

Brandy Whitlock, Anne Arundel Community College

Jie Zhang, SUNY College at Brockport

Program: Online Teaching Foundation

Certificate Recipients

Sheryl Aaron-Tristani, Harford Community College

Kaite Anderson, Harford Community College

Karen Arnold, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Renee Arnold-O’Regan, SUNY Orange

Laura Bailey, Onondaga Community College

Jennifer Brown, Harford Community College

Sarah Chojnacki, Moraine Park Community College

Jessica Curran, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Jane Fleming, Harford Community College

Kevin Fleming, Harford Community College

Mike Gutierrez, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Thomas Hoerl, Harford Community College

Anne Marie Holler, Niagara County Community College

Stephanie Huffnagle, Erie Community College

Jung-Whan de Jong, Fashion Institute of Technology

Laila Kadi, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Kristine Keay, Harford Community College

Richard Lee, SUNY Oneonta

Christine Marchese, Nassau Community College

Julianne Messia, Hudson Valley Community College

Becky Norton, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Sarah Reiman, Harford Community College

Mark Schmidt, Moraine Park Community College

Kadi Simmons, Harford Community College

Gail Stephens, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Victoria Vieira-Potter, University of Missouri-Columbia

Scott Walton, Harford Community College

Donna Williams, Harford Community College

Program Achievements

In order to earn a Lumen Circles certificate, faculty fellows met the following criteria associated with their Lumen Circles program. In addition, they completed at least 80% of their assigned fellowship activities including weekly reflections and peer feedback.

Certificate of Effective Teaching with Lumen Courseware

  • Expanded understanding of how to use Lumen courseware in support of student success using evidence-based teaching practices
  • Explored the Lumen Circles framework of evidence-based teaching practices to make the learning environment more a) supportive, b) challenging, c) varied, and d) organized, in support of student success
  • Applied reflective teaching methods to plan, apply, and analyze the impact of evidence-based teaching strategies using Lumen courseware
  • Engaged in a virtual community of practice to share ideas and feedback with peers
  • Completed a pedagogical inventory about familiarity and use of evidence-based teaching practices

Certificate of Effective Teaching Practice: Teaching with OER & Open Pedagogy

  • Expanded understanding of how to use OER and open pedagogy in support of student success using evidence-based teaching practices
  • Explored the Lumen Circles framework of evidence-based teaching practices to make the learning environment more a) supportive, b) challenging, c) varied, and d) organized, in support of student success
  • Used reflective teaching methods to identify, apply, and analyze the impact of evidence-based teaching strategies using OER and/or open pedagogy
  • Engaged in a virtual community of practice to share ideas and feedback with peers
  • Completed a pedagogical inventory about familiarity and use of evidence-based teaching practices

Certificate of Effective Teaching Practice: Online Teaching Foundation

  • Expanded understanding of how to support student success in online instruction using evidence-based teaching practices
  • Explored the Lumen Circles framework of evidence-based teaching practices to make the learning environment more a) supportive, b) challenging, c) varied, and d) organized, in support of student success
  • Used reflective teaching methods to identify, apply, and analyze the impact of evidence-based teaching strategies using best practices in online teaching
  • Engaged in a virtual community of practice to share ideas and feedback with peers
  • Completed a pedagogical inventory about familiarity and use of evidence-based teaching practices

Certificate of Effective Teaching Practice: Evidence-based Teaching

  • Expanded understanding of how to create an evidence-based teaching environment in order to support student success
  • Explored the Lumen Circles framework of evidence-based teaching practices to make the learning environment more a) supportive, b) challenging, c) varied, and d) organized, in support of student success
  • Used reflective teaching methods to identify, apply, and analyze the impact of evidence-based teaching strategies on instruction and student engagement
  • Engaged in a virtual community of practice to share ideas and feedback with peers
  • Completed a pedagogical inventory about familiarity and use of evidence-based teaching practices

Certificate of Effective Teaching Practice: Active Learning

  • Expanded understanding of how to support student success by applying active learning strategies grounded in evidence-based teaching practices
  • Explored the Lumen Circles framework of evidence-based teaching practices to make the learning environment more a) supportive, b) challenging, c) varied, and d) organized, in support of student success
  • Used reflective teaching methods to identify, apply, and analyze the impact of evidence-based teaching strategies using principles of active learning
  • Engaged in a virtual community of practice to share ideas and feedback with peers
  • Completed a pedagogical inventory about familiarity and use of evidence-based teaching practices