JMU Center for Faculty Innovation

The CFI is a community of JMU faculty and educational developers collaborating to create opportunities for professional growth and innovation.

I am currently serving as a Faculty Associate within the Teaching Area of the CFI. I am particularly interested in applying ideas from cognitive science and psychology to improve student learning. If you talk to me long enough about this, you'll probably hear about any of the following topics:

  • Active learning and collaborative learning
  • Cognitive load theory
  • Formative assessment
  • Metacognition
  • Peer Instruction
  • Specifications grading

My activities with the CFI include the following:







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