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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology and promoting essential student skills


Name:Lisa Hammonds, M.Ed.
Title: Director
Email: lwhammonds@txwes.edu
Phone: 817-531-5859
Twitter: @lisahamonds

Lisa Hammonds joined the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in 2012 as Instructional Designer and now serves as the CETL director.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Houston and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Professional Studies in Adult Education from Capella University. She also works as a computer science adjunct instructor and has developed online and face-to-face courses.

Lisa has worked in higher education for more than 10 years in a variety of roles. Prior to her career in education, Lisa spent time working in computer science and information technology and utilizes this expertise in assisting faculty with effective pedagogical applications that promote active learning innovation. Her areas of expertise include information technology, adult learning, distance education and faculty development.

Lisa has presented at numerous conferences, including Online Learning Consortium and Educause on topics including faculty development, flipped classroom design and Blackboard Learn. She recently co-published a paper about developing a technologically mediated course in a teacher preparation program for Academic Commons/NITLE.


Name: Adeline Tolliver, Ed.D.
Title: Instructional Technologist
Email: atolliver@txwes.edu
Phone: 817-531-6565
Twitter: @addytolliver
LinkedIn: Addy Tolliver

As an Instructional Technologist, Dr. Adeline “Addy” Tolliver assists faculty in the integration of technology with pedagogical awareness and intent to effectively showcase subject matter content and promote student engagement.

Prior to joining Texas Wesleyan she worked as a graduate assistant for the Baylor University Online Teaching and Learning Services, was a graduate fellow at the Baylor Academy for Teaching and Learning, was an Instructor for TED 3380 (Social Issues in Education), TED 1112 (Technology) lab and EDC5370 (Technology Fundamentals).

Additionally Addy has served as the president of the Baylor Graduate Student Association (2010-2012), the Brazilian Student Association (2009-2011), a member of the Baylor Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee (2009-2012), a Baylor University liason for the New Media Consortium Campus Leaders Advisory Board (C-LAB), a NMC Horizon.br Advisory Board Member and Research Assistant and more.

Addy is a native of São Paulo, Brazil. All of her degrees are from Baylor University in Waco, TX where she was also a volleyball letterwinner.

She has earned a B.F.A in Graphic Design, a M.S.Ed. in Sport Pedagogy and Coaching and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Instructional Technology (Dissertation Title – Rethinking the Dissertation: A Case Study on the State of Acceptance of New Media Projects as Ed.D. Capstone Experiences).

Addy has presented at numerous professional conferences (OLC, Educause, ELI, NMC, ATE, NAGPS, and others) and has multiple publications in the topic of education including Visions, Voices, and Virtual Journeys: The Future of Distance Education. In Huffman, S. et. al (Eds.), Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences (p.269-289). Hershey, PA: IGI and Global and Technology Outlook for Brazilian Primary and Secondary Education 2012-2017: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.


Name: Pressly Smith
Title: Administrative Assistant
Email: fpsmith@txwes.edu
Phone: 817-531-6563
Twitter: @justpressly

As administrative assistant for the CETL, Pressly Smith coordinates CETL events, leads the staff workshop series and provides additional support to the CETL team. Additionally, she coordinates the University’s Quality Enhancement Program and she also serves on the Texas Wesleyan Staff Council.

Pressly is currently working on her M.Ed. at Texas Wesleyan with a focus in Gifted Education. She received her B.S. in Strategic Communications from TCU in 2011 with a double minor in Business and Sociology. She has been with the Texas Wesleyan since fall 2012.

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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