Center for Teaching and Learning Staff (by department)

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports faculty and graduate students through teaching observations, one-on-one consultations, new full- and part-time faculty orientations, workshops, and course design programs. The CTL is also home to the Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Active Learning Assistant (ALA) programs, as well as the Campus Testing Center (CTC).  We are co-located on the 5th floor of Lucas Hall on North Campus with the UMSL eLearning instructional design team and Online Mentor Program.


Center for Teaching and Learning


Keeta Holmes

Keeta M. Holmes
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning 
Office: 517 Lucas Hall
Phone: 314-516-7134 
Email: holmeskm@umsl.edu 
Projects: Faculty Development, Program Development, Curriculum Alignment, Course Design, Active Learning

Curriculum Vitae

Zoom, by appointment: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/3145167134 

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Jenna Alexander
Assistant Director, Student Support Programming
Office: 508 Lucas Hall
Phone: 314-516-7194
Email:  alexanderjm@umsl.edu

Daphne Rivers
Business Support Specialist 
Office: 519 Lucas Hall
Phone:  314-516-4508
Email: dmrxb2@umsystem.edu

Emily Goldstein

Emily Goldstein 
Interim Director of eLearning
Office: 524 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4517 
Email:  emily.goldstein@umsl.edu 
Projects: Faculty Development Programs (Online in 9 & DIY with a Guide), Faculty Consultations, Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

Gretchen Haskell

Gretchen Haskell 
Instructional Designer 
Office: 521 Lucas Hall
Phone: 314-516-4209
Email: haskellg@umsl.edu
Projects: Faculty Peer Review Corps, Faculty Consultations

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Dasha (Daria) Kochuk 
Instructional Designer 
Office: 522 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4505 
Email:  kochukd@umsl.edu
Projects: Faculty Development Programs, Faculty Consultations, Course Design, CTL Website Management

Jennifer McKanry

Jennifer McKanry 
CTL Assistant Director
Office: 515 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4513 
Email:  mckanryj@umsl.edu
Projects: Intercampus Course Share, Teaching Observations, Faculty Development, Faculty Consultations for Face-to-Face Instruction, Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

Zoom, by appointment: https://UMSLCanvas.zoom.us/j/3145164513

Mary Angelica Painter
Learning Analytics Coordinator
Office: 511 Lucas Hall
Phone: 314-516-4207
Email: mapxvc@umsystem.edu 

Michael Porterfield

Michael Porterfield 
Instructional Designer 
Office: 523 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4207 
Email: porterfieldm@umsl.edu

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Erin Whitteck 
CTL Assistant Director
Office:  Lucas Hall 510
Phone: 314-516-5978
Email: erin.l.whitteck@umsl.edu 
Projects: Faculty Development, Faculty Consultations for Face-to-Face Instruction, Teaching Observations

Zoom, by appointment: https://UMSLCanvas.zoom.us/j/3145165978 

Kristen Wilke

Kristen Wilke 
Coordinator of Student Programs and Strategies 
Office: 525 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4211 
Email: wilkek@umsl.edu
Projects: Certificate in University Teaching (CUT), Online Mentor Program (OMP)

Pearl Xie

Jingrong Pearl Xie
Instructional Designer 
Office: 525 Lucas Hall 
Phone: 314-516-4519 
Email:  pearlx@umsl.edu
Projects: Faculty Development Programs, Faculty Consultations, Course Design, Universal Design for Learning, Digital Accessibility, and Mobile Learning

Campus Testing Center website


Sarah Butler
Testing Center Coordinator
Office: 93 JC Penney Building/Conference Center
Phone: 314-516-5198
Email: butlersr@umsl.edu 

linda watson

Kay Edwards
Testing Assistant
Phone: 314-516-6396
Email: edwardsra@umsl.edu

megan hill

Tariq Rashid
Testing Assistant
Phone: 314-516-6396
Email: sr8tc@umsystem.edu