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Teaching Consultants Team

The Teaching Consultants team 

  • Provides thought partnership to faculty to think through transitioning to remote teaching and learning 
  • Builds collaborative relationships between faculty to share pedagogical approaches

Bettyjo Bouchey, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, CPSA
Director of Online Academics

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Bettyjo's online teaching expertise ranges from asynchronous methods to active learning in a synchronous environment. She emphasizes humanizing the online classroom and in creating deep and meaningful relationships with students. She is adept at adapting face-to-face lessons to a virtual environment that preserves the learner experience and reduces fatigue of both the learning and faculty member.

Gina DiMartino, M.A.
Associate Director of Online Instruction
Assistant Professor, BA Communications Major Program

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Gina DiMartino is a collaborator who acts as a thought-partner for discussion board facilitation to improve engagement, formative grading feedback, creation of announcements/resources to stimulate critical thinking, and methods to motivate students in the online learning environment. She has over 16 years in college teaching experiences in the traditional and online environment, familiar with LMS platforms, as well as 15 years of corporate experience to integrate learning objectives into the workplace.

Neal Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Education Online Coordinator

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Neal specializes in online teaching and learning. He believes most content that is meant to be taught face-to-face can be delivered online without compromising the educational experience. The only constraint is our imagination. Some areas in which Neal can help include revising content so it can be delivered online, online pedagogical strategies that engage students, and strategies for using Zoom for synchronous activities.

Mary Hoch, Ed.D.
Director, The Reading Center
Assistant Professor, NCE

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Mary Hoch is an assistant professor in NCE’s reading program, as well as the Director of The Reading Center. She has been involved in designing and teaching online and blended courses since 2015. Her online expertise includes the development of clinical and practicum coursework.

Sarah Leeman, M.S.
Teaching & Learning Librarian
Associate Professor, University Library

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Sarah Leeman is a faculty Teaching & Learning Librarian with the University Library. She has several years of experience in teaching online courses about the research process, and also provides  consultations for students, faculty, and staff in finding, evaluating, and citing information sources. She is also interested in the role of user experience in online learning and information research.

Sarah earned her M.A. in Library & Information Services from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and recently finished an M.S. in Written Communication from National Louis University. She is also a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer.

Jacci Rivard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, CPSA

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Jacci Rivard is an assistant professor in the Higher Education Leadership Program with particular interests in faculty development, High Impact Practices, mentorship, and civic engagement. She is happy to brainstorm creative solutions with you to find solutions to simplify and strengthen your approach, and is comfortable with a wide range of both synchronous and asynchronous tools and approaches.

Art Schneiderheinze, Ph.D.
Director of Learning Design and Innovation
Assistant Professor, NCE

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Art works with faculty across the university to design learner-centered experiences for blended and online modalities, using technology to enhance teaching and learning. After several years as an elementary-school educator, Art has taught blended and online courses in teacher education (at the undergraduate and graduate level), as well as supervised student teachers in the field. His areas of interest include designing and implementing constructivist learning environments, fostering critical reflection, problem solving, and using technology to mediate the development of higher-order thinking skills.

Phuong Thai-Garcia, M.A.
Instructional Support Leader, UGC

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As an instructional coach in the Undergraduate College, Phuong gets to work with faculty across the majors, which gives her the chance to witness effective practices from faculty across a variety of disciplines. She integrates her own knowledge and experience with what she learned from colleagues in order to advise on solutions for an individual context. She is happy to talk things through with you at any altitude --- be it the nuts and bolts of using a tool, active strategies to foster learning, or building relationships within your class.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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