Members of C-SC faculty, staff receive experiential education certification

CANTON, Mo. — Seventeen members of Culver-Stockton College’s faculty and staff were certified by the National Society for Experiential Education after completing workshops in May and August.

As part of its Higher Learning Commission accreditation, Culver-Stockton is completing a quality initiative that includes establishing a center for experiential learning, creating and implementing an assessment of experiential education, and training faculty through an Experiential Education Academy offered by the NSEE, a national resource center based in Mount Royal, N.J., that assists with the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.

The academy consists of six courses: Fundamentals of Experiential Education, Principles of Ethical Practice, Reflection, Assessment, Legal Issues and Service Learning.

C-SC faculty members who earned certification were:

Kanwal Alvarez, assistant professor of biology;
Fred Berger, senior lecturer in communication;
Seth Campbell, assistant professor of theatre;
Megan Catalano, director of residence life;
Kay Dyer, lecturer in foreign languages;
Tammy Ellison, director and lecturer in instructional technology and design;
Joni Fusselman, lecturer in education;
Robin Jarvis, director of career and internship services;
Kendall Kirkham, coordinator of student success and lecturer in developmental education;
Angel Knoverek, assistant professor of psychology;
Matthew Osborn, senior lecturer in business;
Sarah Reardon, lecturer in biology;
John Reinhardt, lecturer in accounting;
Esa Seegulam, associate professor of biology;
Joe Skertich, assistant professor of music;
Kelli Stiles, assistant professor of psychology;
Brian Walker, lecturer in physical education.

Seventy-five percent of the Culver-Stockton faculty is certified by the NSEE as of August 2019, with plans to have 100 percent of the faculty certified.

PHOTO CAPTION: Front row from left: Megan Catalano, Sarah Reardon, Deb Myers, Robin Jarvis, Joni Fusselman, Kelli Stiles, Tammy Ellison, Seth Campbell, Kanwal Alvarez. Back row from left: Esa Seegulam, Kay Dyer, Joe Skertich, John Reinhardt, Angel Knoverek, Brian Walker, Matthew Osborn, Fred Berger. Not Pictured: Kendall Kirkham.


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NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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