JMU Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI)

The CFI is a community of JMU faculty and educational developers collaborating to create opportunities for professional growth and innovation. I am currently a Faculty Affiliate within the Teaching Area of the CFI, serving as a Faculty Associate from 2017 - 2020.

My primary interests while at the CFI focused on 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 have included the following:



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