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


Kim Roth
(814) 641-3593

Director Elect

Ursula Williams
(814) 641-5333

Past Director

Kathy Baughman
(814) 641-3647

Past Directors

2018-2019 Kathy Baughman, CPA CFE CGMA MBA Swigart Associates Associate Professor of Accounting, Business and Economics

2017-2018 Philip T. Dunwoody, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology

2016-2017 Matthew Powell, PhD Associate Professor of Geology

2015-2016 Mark McKellop, PhD Chair, Psychology Department, Professor of Psychology

2014-2015 Lynn Cockett, PhD Professor of Communication

2013-2014 James Tuten, PhD Associate Professor of History

2012-2013 Jerry Kruse, PhD John and Irene Dale Professor of Information Technology, Computer Science, and Mathematics

2011-2012 Jay Hosler, PhD Professor of Biology

2010-2011 Philip T. Dunwoody, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology

2009-2010 Kathryn M. Westcott, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology

2007-2009 Founding Directors

David Drews, PhD, Professor of Psychology

 Michael Boyle, PhD, Professor of Biology, William J. von Liebig Chair of Biomedical Sciences

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 February 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 March 1st. Any faculty member can apply for the SoTL board including individuals who have already completed a 3 year term.