Our faculty advocates are educator “Knerds” who use alta to drive student success in their courses. If you’re considering alta and want to know why and how other instructors are using it, read their stories or (even better) join them for an informal, candid Q & A session during their upcoming Office Hours.

Andrew Moore

Mathematics

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at National Louis University, where he is the Content Lead Instructor in mathematics for their innovative Pathways program. This initiative uses a combination of blended online/face-to-face classes, self-directed study, personalized coaching and clear curricular pathways to help students complete their degrees efficiently and inexpensively. Andrew has experience in higher education, secondary education and special education.

Kristi Rieg

Mathematics

Kristi Rieg

Kristi Rieg is a Mathematics Professor at Merced College, where she teaches all levels of math from PreAlgebra up through Differential Equations.  She has been teaching for 16 years and continues to enjoy finding ways to reach all students and strives to engage them in the material, no matter what level.

Sharon North

Mathematics

Sharon North

Sharon North is a Mathematics Professor at St. Louis Community College, where she has taught up and across the curriculum from developmental math through calculus and statistics. She is a passionate advocate of Open Educational Resources (OER), and is currently serving as a State of Missouri Co-requisites at Scale in Mathematics Task Force representative.

G. Tashbin

Statistics

G. Tashbin

G. Tashbin is an instructor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Mobile, where he teaches statistics and algebra. Previously, he was an instructor and educational technology coordinator in the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. He is a champion of open education resources on his campus and a strong believer in adaptive learning technology as a teaching and learning tool.

Donna Jean

Chemistry

Donna Jean

Dr. Donna Jean is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Park University, where she currently serves as Director of Liberal Education, and previously as the Chair of the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences. She is particularly interested in entry level chemistry courses for both majors and non-majors, enjoying the challenge of finding ways to level the playing field for those with weak math and science backgrounds while still challenging students who come to the course with stronger skill sets.

Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl

Economics

Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl

Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl is currently teaching Micro and Macroeconomics at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon.  He has been teaching college-level Economics for 10 years both at the AP level in high schools and at the community college level.  In addition to in the classroom face-to-face instruction, he has been teaching online for 6 years.

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