Faculty in Residence - Bios
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Korey Brunetti is an Associate Librarian and Collections Coordinator. Since joining CSU East Bay libraries in 2006, he has led various workshops for the office of faculty development showcasing technology applications in teaching and learning. In 2007, he co-designed the first fully online section of Library 1210, Introduction to Information Literacy. He is especially interested in digital content delivery for instruction and applying tech tools to promote active learning in online/hybrid environments. Korey has published articles on using low-cost, web tools to manage workflow, and on research in pedagogy and information literacy.
E. Maxwell Davis
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
E. Maxwell Davis is an Assistant Professor of Human Development & Women's Studies and has a long-standing interest in community engagement and social responsibility. Her involvement with service learning, fieldwork and internships extends back to her training and practice as a clinical social worker. As an educator and social work scholar, she enjoys teaching service learning courses and works to include community-engaged elements in all of her classes. Both her pedagogy and her research, focused on the social and behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS care, substance abuse and health disparities, are influenced by her personal commitment to using higher education as a venue to advance citizenship and social responsibility.
TEAM-BASED TEACHING & LEARNING
Bridget Ford is an associate professor of history who has experimented with the use of team-based learning in a wide variety of teaching contexts: mega-sections, upper-division general education courses, and major core courses. For over five years, she has used both Michaelson’s “Team-Based Learning” model as well as special curriculum for rigorous student-directed “games” in which students assume roles and work in teams to complete challenging assignments demanding research, writing, and oral presentations. In her experience, these practices breathe new life into the traditional face-to-face classroom and generate powerful and memorable learning experiences for students.
DIVERSITY, MULTICULTURAL LEARNING, & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Gary Li is Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies. He has been publishing in the field of fluvial geomorphology, Geographic Information Systems, and ecosystem restoration. He has also been conducting GIS training and consulting work for local government agencies. During 2009-2011, Gary served as president of a large local Chinese organization as well as an acting principal of its affiliated Chinese school. He often served as mentor for students of different backgrounds. He believes the strength of diversity and multi-cultural learning and would like to promote them in different disciplines across the campus.
Aline Soules is a Librarian at CSUEB. She teaches courses in information literacy and individual classes in her liaison areas (English; Geography/Environmental Studies); participates in reference and collections; and contributes to library projects. She pursued the scholarship of teaching and learning through previous FIR and FLC opportunities and works to improve conditions that impact students’ learning, e.g., Affordable Learning Solutions, the PEIL grant to embed information literacy, reading, and writing into science. Her interest in the quarter-to-semester issue is based on both reading and personal experiences. As the university considers this move, she looks forward to focusing with colleagues on the pedagogical implications of term lengths.
Jessica Weiss is a Professor of History and Interim Director of Faculty Development. She has been a member of a Faculty Learning Community and was Faculty in Residence for two FLCs—all on online teaching and learning. Aware of the challenges for mid-career faculty, she believes that support, study, and collegial community can provide the strategies and structure that allow faculty to flourish and thrive.