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
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: Natalie Parker, M.A.
Title: Instructional Designer
Natalie Parker is an instructional designer with three years of experience planning and developing courses for professionals in a wide range of industries. Prior to working in industry, Natalie taught English and reading to middle and high school students in Brooklyn, New York and Fort Worth, Texas.
Natalie is passionate about helping stakeholders build bridges for learners using evidence-based practices, both online and in face-to-face environments. She has designed and implemented learning experiences for a wide range of audiences, including faculty. She is also well-versed in how to use technology as a means of engaging students with course material and with one another.
Natalie received a B.A. in English from Lake Forest College and a M.A. in Education from Brooklyn College. She completed a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2013.
Name: Sonja D. Gaddy
Title: Administrative Assistant
Sonja Gaddy serves as administrative assistant for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her responsibilities include planning and coordinating CETL events, providing support to the CETL team, as well as, supporting the University’s Quality Enhancement Program.
Sonja has over 10 years of teaching and leadership experience in both private and public school settings. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics from Texas Woman’s University. Sonja is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Education with a focus in Reading and Writing. She has been with Texas Wesleyan since spring 2013.
CETL Advisory Board Members – 2015
|Dr. Julie Vowell
|Dr. Jackie Gaffner
|Dr. Sharon Carano
|Dr. Heida Reed
|Dr. Cary Atkinson
|Dr. Chris Parker
|Dr. Meghan Wright