CTL Staff from left:
(back row) Lidia Galindo, Kristi Burch, Lisa Curlis, Sarah Lashley
(front row) Ellen Prusinski, Candace Wentz, Todd Sheene
Director & Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Allegheny College
Sarah works with faculty and staff to promote the cultivation and implementation of effective teaching and learning practices at Centre College. She organizes pedagogical initiatives throughout the year and is available for formative class observations and individual consultations on teaching and learning matters, including course design and assessment, enhancing student engagement, and initiating Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects. Sarah is also a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program. She teaches introductory sociology, environmental justice, environmental conflict management, and urban sustainability courses.
Sarah can find any reason to spend time outside. She enjoys hiking, running, and reading on her back porch. Since her study abroad experience as an undergraduate student, Sarah has had the travel bug. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, researched environmental conflict in the Middle East, and includes Krakow, Poland; Montreal, Canada; and Istanbul, Turkey on her list of favorite cities.
Assistant Director and Instructional Technology and Design Coordinator
Master of Education in Career and Technology Education, Bowling Green State University
Bachelor in Art and Communications, Bowling Green State University
Candace helps to support the college’s instructional technology environment. She works with faculty to integrate media projects into Centre courses, provides workshops for the campus community, and develops study skill opportunities for students. Candace is the initial point of contact for faculty in the use of clickers and quantitative data sets (ICPSR). She also supports the user-end and troubleshooting of the Moodle course environment. She provides support, training, consulting, and assistance to members of the College's faculty, staff and students.
On nice days, you can find Candace outside in her backyard spending time with her husband Chris, their two daughters and two Siberian huskies, Koda and Kyra. She loves singing and listening to a variety of music, with country music being her favorite. In college, Candace was BGSU’s mascot Frieda Falcon and her love of sports, especially football, still remain the same. Candace is also a member of the International Lilac Society.
Assistant Director and Experiential Learning Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University
Master of Public Affairs in School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science, Grinnell College
Ellen is responsible for providing pedagogical and administrative support for campus-wide experiential learning initiatives and practices, such as community-based learning, academic internships, and undergraduate research. She has experience in a variety of educational settings, including community organizations in the U.S., high schools and universities in China, and elementary and pre-schools in Indonesia. She is interested in comparative and international education studies, nonformal and community based learning, and issues of educational access and equity, particularly in Asia.
Kristi Jenkins Burch
Academic Technology Specialist
Master of Science in Educational Technology, DeVry University
Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Ethics, Asbury College
Kristi oversees the administration and application of Moodle in the academic environment. She serves as the initial point of contact for course creation, metacourses, content management, and troubleshooting. She coordinates videoconferencing requests for classroom-related events, employing the use of innovative technologies. She facilitates faculty exploration in classroom design, academic software selection and testing, and instructional technology tools. Kristi also provides training, consultation, and assistance to members of the College’s faculty.
Kristi is an animal lover through-and-through; her 3 dogs, Maya, Chloe, and Boomer, and her cat, Ollie, are her babies. She loves to read, watch movies, and do anything outside, including hiking, biking, camping, running, and playing with the dogs. The most exciting things for her right now are the opportunities to help others and enjoying her new house.
Event & Video Production Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television Production, minor in Folk Studies,
Western Kentucky University, 1992
Todd provides planning, setup, and maintenance for campus events requiring technology. He also is in charge of video production required for special events on campus and providing support to the student media lab. He also directs student workers in the media lab and during the support of campus events.
Todd enjoys spending time with his family outdoors hiking, biking, and exploring. Down time includes reading, films, and being nostalgic. He is an independent filmmaker with two of his close friends and loves hitting the festival circuit and entertaining audiences.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Berea College, 1995
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
Lisa is responsible for the administration of the CTL online reservation system, manages the content for VBrick (Centre’s video-on-demand system), and assists in coordinating the technology needs for special events. She is the initial point of contact for constituents of the CTL.
Outside of Centre Lisa likes to spend her time with her husband Brett, and their family and friends. Her interests include listening to all types of music, watching movies, and attending various sporting events. She is a member of the Stanford Baptist Church Adult Choir and the Lincoln County Fair Board.
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