The center is guided by a rotating board of three Juniata faculty. Members are selected on the basis of their scholarly teaching, SoTL credentials, and ongoing SoTL efforts. The critical leadership role of an advisory board member occurs during the second year of their term on the advisory board when he/she serves as director.

Current Board

Director

Neal Utterback

Neal Utterback  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
  • First Year Foundations Coordinator

Neal Utterback  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
  • First Year Foundations Coordinator

Director-Designate

portrait of Territa Poole

Territa Poole   Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

Territa Poole   Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

Past Director

Katharine Johanesen portrait

Katharine Johanesen 

  • Associate Professor of Geology

Katharine Johanesen 

  • Associate Professor of Geology

 

Past Directors

2021-2022
Hannah Bellwoar portrait

Hannah Bellwoar  Biography →

  • Professor of English
  • Director of Writing and General Education

Hannah Bellwoar  Biography →

  • Professor of English
  • Director of Writing and General Education
2020-2021
Ursula Williams portrait

Ursula Williams  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ursula Williams  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
2019-2020
Kimberly Roth

Kimberly Roth  Biography →

  • Professor of Mathematics

Kimberly Roth  Biography →

  • Professor of Mathematics
2018-2019
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Kathy Baughman  Biography →

  • Swigart Professor of Business & Economics
  • Accounting, Business, & Economics Division Head
  • Accounting, Business, & Economics Department Chair

Kathy Baughman  Biography →

  • Swigart Professor of Business & Economics
  • Accounting, Business, & Economics Division Head
  • Accounting, Business, & Economics Department Chair
2017-2018
Phil Dunwoody

Phil Dunwoody  Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Social Science Division Head

Phil Dunwoody  Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Social Science Division Head
2016-2017
Matt Powell

Matt Powell  Biography →

  • Professor of Geology
  • Director of Institutional Research

Matt Powell  Biography →

  • Professor of Geology
  • Director of Institutional Research
2015-2016
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J. Mark McKellop   Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology

J. Mark McKellop   Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology
2014-2015
Lynn Cockett

Lynn Cockett  Biography →

  • Professor of Communication

Lynn Cockett  Biography →

  • Professor of Communication
2013-2014
Jim Tuten

Jim Tuten  Biography →

  • Charles R. and Shirley A. Knox Professor of History

Jim Tuten  Biography →

  • Charles R. and Shirley A. Knox Professor of History
2012-2013
Gerald W. Kruse

Gerald W. Kruse  Biography →

  • John & Irene Dale Professor of IT, Comp. Sci, and Math
  • Assistant Provost

Gerald W. Kruse  Biography →

  • John & Irene Dale Professor of IT, Comp. Sci, and Math
  • Assistant Provost
2011-2012
Jay Hosler

Jay Hosler  Biography →

  • David K Goodman '74 Professor of Biology
  • Biology Department Chair

Jay Hosler  Biography →

  • David K Goodman '74 Professor of Biology
  • Biology Department Chair
2010-2011
Phil Dunwoody

Phil Dunwoody  Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Social Science Division Head

Phil Dunwoody  Biography →

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Social Science Division Head
2009-2010
Kathryn Westcott portrait

Kathryn Westcott  Biography →

  • Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology
  • Psychology Department Chair

Kathryn Westcott  Biography →

  • Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology
  • Psychology Department Chair
2007-2009
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Michael Boyle 

  • Professor of Biology, William J. von Liebig Chair of Biomedical Sciences
  • Founding Director

      Michael Boyle 

      • Professor of Biology, William J. von Liebig Chair of Biomedical Sciences
      • Founding Director
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      David Drews 

      • Professor of Psychology
      • Founding Director

          David Drews 

          • Professor of Psychology
          • Founding Director

           

          Become the Director

          The three year commitment made by each member of the advisory board is intended to promote stability for the center while rotating membership encourages evolution in focus and expertise while spreading a culture of systematic assessment across campus.

          The three year term consists of one year as director elect, one year as SoTL director, and one year as past director. The director elect and past director attend SoTL advisory board meetings and help with SoTL activities as needed. The SoTL director additionally plans the SoTL activities for their director year, conducts a SoTL project, and receives a half time course release.

          To apply for the SoTL advisory board, an application for a three year term will be due to the Provost by March 15th of the year prior to joining the board. The application package should contain the following:

          1. Description (limited to two pages) of your personal and/or professional goals for applying to join the advisory board, including any special circumstances (e.g. applying for a sabbatical to leverage additional release time during the year in which you are director) and a statement of commitment to the full 3 year term of an advisory board member.  If you have ideas of topics or themes SoTL may pursue your year as director, please include them in your goals.
          2. A current curriculum vitae highlighting information relevant to your SoTL qualifications.
          3. An abstract (limited to one page) of your proposed SoTL project to be conducted while director. Your project may change during your year as director-designate. Providing an initial abstract demonstrates that you are already thinking about potential SoTL projects.
          4. Samples of SoTL work that you have completed (if available).

          All applications will be reviewed by the advisory board and the Provost and the applicant will be informed of the status of their application by April 1st. Any faculty member can apply for the SoTL board including individuals who have already completed a 3 year term.