Welcome to Your Center for Teaching Excellence Spring 2018 Faculty Spotlight Committee Project:

This weekly blog post highlights a randomly selected faculty member and his or her interests, accomplishments and personality. Be sure to read through to the end, as we’ve also asked each faculty member to share a Professional Goal so we can increase collaboration on projects across the college. Also if you would like to be highlighted, please email the CTE: cte@easternflorida.edu.

Note: This idea builds on one from Barbara Kennedy, CTE Founding Director, and the questions are developed from The Proust Questionnaire, “a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature” along with questions from the television show “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”

Featured Faculty:

Biology, Palm Bay Campus


1. What is your favorite word? Plethora
2. Who are your heroes in real life?
My Parents
3. Which talent would you most like to have? Ability to fly or breathe underwater
With what historical figure do you most identify? Jacques Cousteau
5. What do you consider your greatest achievement? My Daughter

What specific Professional Interest or Goal do you have? Student Motivation and Academic Achievement