Mary Ann Danielson, Ph.D.
Mary Ann directs the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment. She provides faculty development programming along with the AEA Associates and Consultants, chairs the University Assessment Committee and the Higher Learning Commission Taskforce, and supports the campus work on Accreditation, Academic Program Reviews, and Service Learning Reporting.
Somchan "Ying" Vuthipadadon, Ph.D.
Michele M. King
Michele provides support for the programming and decision support provided by AEA. She coordinates the logistical facets of the AEA faculty development programming, and supports the on-going university assessment activities.
AEA Associates work with AEA staff to develop and deliver individual and small group faculty development workshops covering issues related to teaching, learning, and assessment. Associates, who may be faculty or staff, also work with the AEA to facilitate academic year-long workgroups on focused topics of interest to teachers at Creighton. AEA Associates are provided $2,000 for their personal faculty development use in each of their two years in the program. The Associates are competitively selected from applicants across the university. Each year, each AEA Associate will:
- Provide four one-hour faculty development workshops or two semester-long workgroups (or some combination thereof), and at least one Time-Out for Lunch discussion group.
- Participate in monthly discussions with other AEA Associates about teaching, learning, and assessment issues.
- Become part of the Creighton community of teachers and scholars interested in building a culture of assessment and learner-centered teaching at our university.
Noam Ebner is an associate professor at Creighton University's School of Law's Werner Institute, where he chairs the online graduate program in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at. Previously, he has taught and trained in the fields of mediation and negotiation in a dozen countries around the world. As a practicing attorney and mediator, Noam has provided representation, negotiation, mediation and consultation services across a broad range of industries and contexts. Noam's research interests include negotiation pedagogy, trust and its role in dispute resolution, and negotiation and mediation processes conducted online. He is co-editor (together with James Coben and Christopher Honeyman) of Assessing Our Students, Assessing Ourselves; Vol.3 in The Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Project published by DRI Press.
Mr. Brian Kokensparger arrived as a student in 1985, fell in love with Creighton, and never left. In his 25 years of employment at Creighton, he has been a department "secretary" (yes, that's what they called them back then), promotions coordinator, Dean's office advising assistant, acting assistant dean, arrhythmia monitoring system programmer, technology coordinator, academic resource specialist, assessment coordinator, and now is full-time faculty member in the Journalism, Media, and Computing department. With a Bachelor's degree in English (Creative Writing) and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Creighton University, he is finishing a doctoral degree in Institutional Technology. As an AEA fellow, he is specializing in embedded assessment and determined to make the assessment process as painless and transparent as possible.