Donna Sobel, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of the Center for Faculty Development & Advacement
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
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 Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the
University of Colorado Denver.