The Teaching Integration and Innovation Lab (TIIL) in Smyth 165 is created by and for faculty to support innovative and integrative teaching practices. While informal networks of support for teaching, mentoring, and collaboration exist at Nazareth, the TIIL is a faculty-led support system for formative development of teaching, encouraging collaboration, feedback, innovation, and integration of ideas and techniques. It is meant to be a physical space of exploration, support, and discovery, but also an idea that makes explicit the culture of teaching on campus as one of sharing, dialogue, and communication.

TIIL-Sponsored Activities

  • Open Classroom Week (#openNaz) — photo album
  • peer-to-peer teaching evaluations
  • guest lectures
  • discussion groups
  • hands-on workshops
  • presentations of faculty scholarship on teaching and learning
  • TIIL events calendar »
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Teaching the Teachers

More than 100 faculty and staff participated in the Teaching Integration and Innovation Lab's first project: Open Classroom Week.

TIIL Facilitators

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Education, School of
585-389-5194
mhopkin8@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 285
Bio

Education: Ph.D. in literacy, Ed.M., B.A., State University of New York Buffalo

Teaching and Research Interests: Current issues in literacy education, including multicultural literature, social justice and educational equity, and new literacies.

Read how she motivates the motivators.

Rachel Bailey Jones

Rachel Bailey Jones

Associate Professor in Education, School of
Director of Core Curriculum in Academic Affairs
585-389-5139
rjones3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 259
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Curriculum and Teaching with a Specialization in Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching and Research Interests: Colonial and post-colonial forms of education, gender and sexuality in education, and the relationship between popular culture and education. She has a special fascination with Disney and its role in shaping and educating us about normal and appropriate gender and sexual roles.

2017-2018 TIIL Fellows

TIIL activities are coordinated and facilitated by TIIL Fellows, a rotating group of invested faculty members who apply for the role.

The Fellows serve as coordinators and ambassadors and are integral to TIIL's operation and success. Working closely with one another and with TIIL facilitators, they lead faculty learning opportunities based on their areas of interest and expertise. They also help to design and participate in other TIIL-sponsored activities such as the TIIL kick-off, peer feedback groups, guest speakers, etc. Fellows receive a stipend and partial support for travel to a teaching conference.

Andrew S. Bartlett

Andrew S. Bartlett

Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
585-389-2912
abartle1@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 151
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Physical Therapy, M.P.A. Public Administration, B.S. Therapeutic Recreation, Nova Southeastern University

Teaching and Research Interests: Management of diabetes, prevention, and telehealth. Dr. Bartlett also practices part-time at Visiting Nurse Services, a home health agency.

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Stephen P. Demanchick

Stephen P. Demanchick

Associate Professor of Art Therapy / Director of the Play Therapy Center in Creative Arts Therapy Department
585-389-2545
sdemanc8@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 263
Bio

Education: B.A., SUNY Oneonta; M.S.Ed., SUNY Brockport; Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Teaching and Research Interests: Theories of Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Psychotherapy Processes, Qualitative Methodologies in Counseling.

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Rose Hair

Rose Hair

Assistant Professor in Management, School of
585-389-5075
rhair2@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 184A
Bio

Education: B.A. in History of Design and Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; M.S. in Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Ph.D., The University of Sheffield Management School, UK.

Teaching and Research Interests: All things virtual (especially teams) and psychological contract, E-HRM, and social media.

Dr. Hair currently serves on the Human Resource Advisory council and is also a member of the Erie Canal Applied Psychologists Network, which meets every three months to discuss research.

Kimberly J. McGann

Kimberly J. McGann

Associate Professor in Sociology & Anthropology
585-389-5136
kmcgann5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 305
Bio

Education: Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo (Sociology); M.A., Rutgers University (Sociology); B.A., Skidmore College (Sociology)

Teaching Interests: Sociology of mass media and popular culture, marriage and families, race and ethnicities, individuals in society, and social problems.

Research Interests: Interpersonal relationships and technology (e.g. effects of social media), social influences on romantic love, social construction of the news, Hurricane Katrina, stratification, the social construction of symbolic boundaries, and cognitive sociology.

Samantha Nolte-Yupari

Samantha Nolte-Yupari

Assistant Professor & Director of the Art Education Program in Art
585-389-2537
snolte5@naz.edu
Arts Center 170B
Bio

Education:  B.A., Mercyhurst University; M.A.E, Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Areas of Academic Interest: The experiences of beginning teachers, maps as a qualitative research methodology, sensory ethnography, curriculum studies, and classroom management.

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Resource

For technology training and help with course design, course conversion from traditional to hybrid/online, or course refresh, contact Nazareth's Teaching and Learning Technologies department.