2024 Plenary Presenters
Deep Teaching: Reaching Neurodiverse Students
ADHD Center of West Michigan
Tamara Rosier, PhD, has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a business owner, and an ADHD coach. Through those adventures, Dr. Rosier has developed valuable insight into ADHD and how it affects one's life. As founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, she leads a team of coaches, therapists, and speech pathologists to help individuals, parents, and families develop an understanding of ADHD and learn skills to live with it effectively. Her book Your Brain's Not Broken provides strategies for navigating the powerful emotional aspect of ADHD. Her latest book, You, Me, and Our ADHD Family (September, 2024) helps families find better ways of relating with one another.
Claudia Cornejo Happel
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Foundations for Success: Defining Critical Teaching Behaviors for Student Learning
Claudia Cornejo Happel, Ph.D., Ed.S., is a dedicated educator and researcher in the field of higher education teaching and learning. She is the co-author of the book “Critical Teaching Behaviors: Defining, Documenting, and Discussing Good Teaching”, which provides a practical guide for improving teaching quality and student outcomes. As an Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, she leads faculty development initiatives and advocates for evidence-based teaching practices. Claudia holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from The Ohio State University and an Ed.S. in Instructional Technology from Georgia Southern University. Her research interests include documenting and assessing teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and inclusive instructional practices.
Foundational Concepts in Social Psychology Applied to Teaching and Learning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Todd D. Zakrajsek PhD, is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He develops resources for faculty on teaching/learning, leadership, and publishing. Prior to joining the SOM he was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities.
Todd has served on many educationally related boards and work groups during his four decades of teaching and faculty development. He has also consulted with organizations such as The American Council on Education (ACE), Lenovo Computer, Microsoft, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past 20 years, Todd has directed Lilly Conferences on evidence-based teaching and learning and is the editor of The Scholarly Teacher, an online resource for faculty in higher education. Todd’s recent books include Classroom Assessment Techniques 3rd ed. (due out July, 2024, with Tom Angelo), Teaching at Its Best, 5th ed. (2023, with Linda Nilson); The New Science of Learning, 3rd ed, (2022); Teaching for Learning, 2nd ed. (2021, with Claire Major and Michael Harris); Advancing Online Teaching (2021, with Kevin Kelly); and Dynamic Lecturing (2017, with Christine Harrington). Todd has given more than 300 campus workshops, conference presentations, and keynote addresses in 49 states, 12 countries, and 4 continents.