Back row, left to right: Luke Leonard (Humanities, Titusville), Dr. Laura Dunn (History, eLearning), Barbara Kennedy (Academic Dean for the Center for Teaching Excellence), Melissa Patton (Psychology, Cocoa), Wayne Brown (Health Sciences, Cocoa)
Front row, left to right: Dayla Nolis (Director, Academic Technology), Sharon Cronk-Raby (Communications, Melbourne), Dr. Ashley Spring (Biology, Melbourne), Ashley Olund (Library Science, Titusville).
Not pictured: Melissa Alvarez-Mangual (Research Specialist), Kathleen Bartlett (Communications, eLearning), Betty Blaschek (Costmetology, Cocoa), Tonya Graham (Criminal Justice).

Supporting Excellence in Teaching

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Eastern Florida State College strives to strengthen teaching across all campuses by connecting faculty with the latest resources, technology tips and teaching ideas. The CTE also facilitates faculty collaboration and the discussion of new developments in higher education — helping our faculty in their role as innovators. Simply put: we’re a clearinghouse for all the tools that support excellence in teaching.


The Center for Teaching Excellence serves as an ongoing catalyst for the growth of a college-wide,
student-centered approach to learning that supports, promotes, and advances excellence in teaching
by providing leadership, resources, and opportunities for collaboration.


The Center for Teaching Excellence utilizes faculty talents to develop and share both physical and
virtual resources to inspire innovative teaching practices that benefit our diverse student body. The
Center nurtures personal and professional growth while fostering an institutional climate that values
faculty achievement while providing opportunities for collaboration between faculty, staff, and
administration at Eastern Florida State College.