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Inclusive Teaching Task Force


The Inclusive Teaching Task Force unites efforts and provides leadership across campus to advance inclusive teaching practices. The task force is committed to adopting inclusive pedagogy, developing campus-wide programs and resources, and establishing a collaborative network, to assist faculty, staff, and graduate students to adopt inclusive teaching and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

Members of the Inclusive Teaching Task Force represent different departments, colleges, and campus units and have a substantial scholarship and expertise in their respective fields. The members are “thought leaders” and “ambassadors”, demonstrating, creating, and connecting efforts across various disciplines and educational contexts regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The maximum term to serve on the task force is 3 years.


Teaching & Learning Innovation would like to thank the following members for serving as the inaugural Inclusive Teaching Taskforce.


Cindy Welch, Clinical Associate Professor | Coordinator of Youth Services
College of Communication & Information; Information Sciences

Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs
The Office of Online Programs & Instruction

Ashlee Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in Education
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Katherine Ambroziak, Associate Professor | Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs & Research
College of Architecture & Design; School of Architecture

Susan Groenke, Professor | Assistant Department Head for English Education
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Tanisha Jenkins, Director
Office of Multicultural Student Life

Jennifer Jordan, Clinical Associate Professor (Elementary Education; Rural/Literacy Education)
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Joy Bertling, Assistant Professor (Art Education)
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Cheryl Shahan, Clinical Assistant Profesor (Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Educational Interpreting Program)
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Brent Lamons, Director of Advising
Herbert College of Agriculture

Maria Hurt, Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Eric Moore, UDL & Accessibility Specialist
Office of Instructional Technology

Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean
The Graduate School

Ashley Browning, Compliance System Coordinator
SACSCOC Accreditation

Sharon Jean-Philippe, Associate Professor
Herbert College of Agriculture: Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries 

Caroline Wienhold, Assistant Director of Biology Teaching & Learning
College of Arts & Sciences; Biological Sciences

Talisha Adams, Assistant Director
Student Success Center

Stefanie Benjamin, Assistant Professor
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences; Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Liz Teston, Associate Professor
College of Architecture & Design; School of Interior Architecture

Christopher Lavan, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning Innovation

Ferlin McGaskey, Director of Faculty Development
Teaching & Learning Innovation

Thura Mack, Professor | Coordinator of Community Learning Services
& Diversity Programs
UT Libraries

Anna Sandelli, Assistant Professor | Interim Head of Teaching & Learning Programs
UT Libraries

September 9, 2020 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

November 11, 2020 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom