Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Academic Affairs Office of Neumann University hosted the 6th annual Faculty Convivium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the OLA Spiritual Center on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. The evening began with a reception and the opportunity to interact with the faculty showcasing their scholarship with poster presentations.


Hispanic Faces Study
Maria Teresa de Gordon and Colleen McDonough
explain their Hispanic Faces Study to
Dr. Rosalie Mirenda. Ramona Palmerio Roberts, the third member of the research team,
is not pictured.

These poster presentations included:

Hispanic Faces Study,
Maria Teresa de Gordon EdD
Colleen McDonough, PhD
Ramona Palmerio Roberts, PsyD


Increasing Cognitive Presence in
Hybrid Courses

Stephanie Smith Budhai, PhD
Laura Taddei, EdD


Maximizing Completion
and Comprehension of
Reading Assignments,

Leanne Owen, PhD


Teaching the Satiric Uncanny: The Strategy of Defamiliarization in the works of Haywood, Pope and Swift,
William Hamilton, PhD


Utilizing Simulation in Achieving Student Success,
Sheila Keller, MSN


Values and Teamwork and QSEN Oh My!: Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration to Entry Level Nursing Students,
Liz Loeper, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, AHN-BC


During the poster presentations, live entertainment in the form of background music was offered by Silvia Riviello, John Mizzoni, and Rick Sayers. Following dinner, a brief prayer service was held, which reflected the words of St. John Paul II from his introduction to Ex Corde Ecclesia (August 15, 1990).

Oral presentations followed the prayer service. This year’s first presentation included 2 faculty members as well as 2 current and 2 former students. This presentation was followed with a reflective session on the development of our current Core Experience for undergraduates. Presenters and topics were as follows:

Pay It Forward: Student-Teachers Blogging with the Purpose of Learning
from One Another,

Cynthia Ferraro, PhD and Tammy Feil, EdD
Amanda Mazzone and Theresa Smith, Former Students
Nimita Chauhan and Kristin Harper, Current Students


The Revised NU Core Experience:  What have we learned and where do we
go from here? 

Patricia Hutchison, OSF, PhD


The office of the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA) coordinated the evening’s events and reservations under Sr. Janet Thiel, OSF, PhD (AVPAA) and her assistant, Susan Long. Approximately 40 faculty and administration were in attendance.

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