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, which coordinates the work for the Higher Learning Commission's Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning Project, and will be hosting the 2011 National CASTL Institute.
Stephanie R. Wernig, Ph.D
Stephanie heads the Institutional Research Office and is the primary resource for university-related data. Institutional Research is responsible for compiling all external surveys and questionnaires which relate to national rankings and reports. The IR office also coordinates, analyzes, and interprets data from recurring and ad hoc projects involving Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
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, the on-going university assessment activities, and the planning for the 2011 National CASTL Institute.
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.
Charles Timothy (Tim) Dickel, Ed.D.
Mr. Brian Kokensparger arrived as a student in 1985, fell in love with Creighton, and never left. In his 24 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, and now spearheads assessment efforts for the College of Arts & Sciences. With a Bachelor's degree in English (Creative Writing) and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Creighton University, he is currently pursuing 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.
Joan Mueller, PhD, OSC
Dr. Mueller is a Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality at Creighton University. She came to Creighton in 1994, after serving as the Associate Dean of St. Francis School of Theology in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to her work in theology, Dr. Mueller taught Kodaly graduate education classes full time at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. Her sessions for the AEA build on her pedagogical interests in both online and in-class learning modalities. She is a prolific writer having written sixteen books and numerous scholarly journal and encyclopedic articles in theology, spirituality, and education. From 2001-2011, she founded and directed Project Welcome, an educational project for Sudanese and Burmese refugee families that connected Creighton students with refugee children in pedagogical settings, social services, and in direct aid.
Anne Schoening, PhD, RN, CNE
Anne Schoening joined Creighton University School of Nursing in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science from Clarkson College in 1993 and her Master of Science (Women's Health Clinical Nurse Specialist) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004. Her doctorate is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Studies, with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership. She currently teaches obstetrics for the undergraduate nursing program at Creighton and serves as the Faculty Development Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Her clinical research focuses on stress and the high risk antepartum patient. Her major teaching/learning interests include collaborative learning and clinical simulation. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and she is joining the AEA as an Associate, 2010-2012.