Margaret is a professor of anthropology, whose love for
teaching lead her into the world of faculty development. She brings 14 years of experience to the CFD
team and her work is fueled by her passion to create meaningful, practical, and
creative opportunities for faculty to grow in their teaching and academic
careers. Margaret earned her BA in
anthropology from the University of Michigan and her MA/PhD in anthropology from Syracuse University.
Donna Sobel, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of the Center for Faculty Development
Donna is an associate professor emerita in the School of
Education and Human Development. She
brings a broad set of skills to the CFD including her expertise inclusive and
culturally responsive teaching practices. Donna has that rare combination of
problem solving talent and pedagogical expertise. She puts these skills to work
in the classroom observations and teaching consultations she conducts. A true “people person” Donna also works to
support faculty through her leadership of the Faculty Mentoring Program.
Associate Professor of Instruction and Design, School of Education and Human Development
award winning educator, Joni is an associate professor of instructional design
and technology in the School of Education and Human Development. Joni has
an extensive background in postsecondary teaching and learning and online
education, with expertise in student engagement, course design, social media,
and effective online teaching strategies. Joni earned an MBA from
California State University Chico and PhD in Educational Leadership from the
University of Colorado Denver.
Administrative Assistant, Center for Faculty Development
As the administrative assistant, Claire is responsible for
administrative support for the CFD Director and CFD Faculty Fellows, planning
and preparing for meetings and events, provide fiscal support and serves as the
initial contact for the CFD office.