CITL Advisory Board
The CITL Advisory Board works closely with the Center’s leadership to guide the mission and work of the Center. The board plays a critical role in selecting grant/fellowship recipients, building new programs, and answering important questions about existing initiatives. Together, they embody the mission of the Center.
Advisory Board Composition
The Advisory Board is comprised of invited faculty representatives from each of WKU's colleges, the assistant/associate directors of CITL, and other specified members of the university community who will serve in an ex-officio capacity.
The Board is chaired by the CITL director. Faculty representatives are invited by the director to staggered three-year terms. Members may be reappointed at the end of a completed term, but may complete no more than two consecutive terms on the Advisory Board.
Role of Board Members
Board members serve in an advisory capacity to the CITL director, and assist the Center in the following ways:
- Serve as advocates and liaisons with their colleges to further CITL's mission;
- Work with CITL staff to identify key teaching and learning issues that should shape CITL's programming and initiatives;
- Assist with long-term strategic planning for CITL and its role within the University; and
- Actively participate in at least one CITL program or event per semester each academic year.
Meet the CITL Advisory Board
Kristina ArnoldDepartment Head/Professor/Gallery Director/Installation - Art
Becoming more effective teachers and developing strategies to deeply engage our students with our disciplines is a life-long, ever-evolving practice. Creativity and pedagogical invention is not confined to one discipline. Rather than remain in our silos, for the benefit of all our students, it is vital that we are able to communicate across disciplines and share successful, innovative practices. CITL provides that framework, enabling educators across campus to come together to develop, share, and ultimately disseminate best – and ‘WKU boots on the ground’ proven – teaching strategies. I’m a member of the CITL advisoryboard because I believe strongly in this mission. Selfishly, I am a member because I deeply value and learn from my Board colleagues’ knowledge and experiences, which I’ve brought back into my own classroom.
Dr. Dana CosbyMBA Progra Director & Associate Professor - Management
I am part of CITL because I have an interest in advancing pedagogical and androgogical teaching strategies personally and throughout our college. I love learning about cool strategies used across the university AND most especially the integration of DEI throughout our work.
Dr. Lacretia DyeAssociate Professor, School Counseling Program Coordinator - Counseling & Student Affairs
My participation as a CITL advisory board member is because I believe in the work of CITL. I specifically believe that learning is everywhere and can be done in varied modalities when we open ourselves up to it. Often, as faculty, we are limited in our instructional practices, in that, we do what was done with us. CITL as a resource moves us all beyond what we know.
Dr. Kerrie McDanielAssociate Professor - Biology
I am invested in student learning through creating opportunities that empower students to succeed. My interest in writing curriculum and implementing strategies that engage all students by multiple pedagogies fits with the mission a of CITL to foster teaching excellence. Serving on the Advisory Board of CITL provides me the opportunity to guide professional development that encourages quality teaching across campus.
Dr. Ronald RamsingProfessor/Director - School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
I view my role as an advocate; I am interested in supporting faculty in any way that will result in an enhanced learning experiences for students. CITL is clearing house of best practices and an amazing resource focused on helping improve pedagogy. Why would I not want to be involved with such a great effort?
Dr. Steve WiningerCo-Department Head and Professor - Psychology
I love teaching. I work hard to continually improve my teaching effectiveness. I actively encourage my faculty to prioritize their teaching effectiveness. Joining the advisory board for CITL is a natural fit for me, aligning a career passion with a service opportunity.