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margaret-wood (1).pngMargaret C. Wood, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Faculty Development
Professor of Anthropology

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.​

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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.​

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Associate Professor of Instruction and Design, School of Education and Human Development

An 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.   

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Claire Gould
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.​ 


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