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Adam Dircksen

CELT Director
Kettler Hall, Room 238
260-481- 6504

Adam comes to CELT with a history of working with faculty, helping them to meet their teaching goals.  He earned his Master’s degree in Professional Communication at IPFW in 2002 and has since taught for the Department of Communication.  From 2008-2016, he served as Online Course Director for the Department of Communication, as a member of the Online Course Design Review Team, as Lead CELT Teaching Fellow, and as an Online Course Retention Mentor.  He is a member of FACET and has served on a recent FACET Leadership team (investigating IPFW student success in online courses) and on IPFW’s Teaching Alliance Outreach team.  He is committed to the continuous improvement of teaching at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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Ludwika Aniela Goodson (Ludy)

Associate Director, Faculty Development
Kettler Hall, Room 238

Ludy holds an MA in educational technology from Sir George Williams at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She completed doctoral courses and prelims in instructional design at Florida State University, but bypassed a dissertation to run a company, Instructional Systems Design, for ten years. At FSU, Ludy co-authored “A Comparative Analysis of Instructional Design,” a work cited in books, studied in graduate courses, and translated in several languages. She has worked in higher education at the Educational Services Program and Office of Distributed and Distance Learning at Florida State University, the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University, and Course Design and Production at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. To read more, please visit Perspective on Instructional Design.

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20180605-Jia-Xiaokai-JW-03Xiaokai Jia (Katie)

Instructional Consultant/Designer
Kettler Hall, Room 238

She holds a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Western Illinois University. She is also a doctoral candidate at the Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University. She taught technology integration courses and introductory instructional design course at Western Illinois University and Indiana University-Bloomington. Xiaokai also conducted program evaluations for federal or community-funded early childhood wellness programs. At CELT, Xiaokai will be working with faculty, departments, and administrators to promote effective teaching strategies and improve student learning outcomes in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments that utilize technology in a significant way.

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Amit Chauhan

Amit Chauhan

Instructional Technology Consultant
Kettler Hall, Room 238

Amit completed his MS in Instructional Technology from the University of Bridgeport and recently received his PhD in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Florida State University (FSU). Amit’s has over 12+ years’ experience working extensively with computer applications to deliver training and learning solutions for Fortune 100 companies and higher education institutions.  While attending Florida State University for his PhD, Amit worked with TCC Online, Tallahassee Community College and the Office of Distance Learning (ODL) at the Florida State University where he provided faculty and institutional support for the two institutions newly adopted LMS – Canvas. Amit also assisted faculty with all their course development needs including course migrations, course design and development, and the research, application and integration of instructional tools and technology

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Regina Gordon

CELT Program Assistant
Kettler Hall, Room 238

Regina  is CELT’s Program Assistant. She is a graduate of IPFW and holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor’s in General Studies. She came to CELT from TRIO Student Support Services. Regina assists with CELT events, processes Class Climate evaluations,  manages the Scantron grading system, and maintains the CELT website. In her spare time Regina serves on the Board of Windsong Pictures, is a member of the Allen County Health Disparity Coalition, serves as an Ambassador for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, and founder of Sarcoidosis Fort Wayne a support group for individuals with Sarcoidosis.

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Fall Conference 2018, Wednesday, August 15, 2018: "Grade-Provider or Educator: What They Want and What We (should) Do for Our Students". Keynote Speaker: David Daniel, Ph.D. Register for conference.


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