Meet the Team

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship is to promote excellence in student learning through scholarly teaching, the scholarship of teaching, and evidence-based educational change. We accomplish this mission through five main areas we call the Five Ds:

Design – Design courses and programs using instructional design principles

Develop – Assist faculty in scholarly reflection and professional growth

Disseminate and Promote – Disseminate and promote scholarship in the academic and public spaces

Drive Change – Drive evidence-based educational change through curricular continuous quality improvement

Deliver – Support the delivery of pharmacy education

OUR TEAM


Associate Dean of Assessment & Strategic Initiatives

Katherine Kelley, PhD
Professor – Clinical Pharmacy
kelley.168@osu.edu

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Primary Strategic Areas:
Design, Develop, Disseminate, Drive Change, and Deliver

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Director of The Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship


Larry Hurtubise
hurtubise.1@osu.edu
614-292-4242

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Assessment Analyst

Mary Higginbotham
higginbotham.12@osu.edu

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Primary Strategic Area:
Drive Change

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The resource planning analyst manages program-level assessment for the educational programs in the College of Pharmacy and serves as a division administrator for Qualtrics for the college. This role also supports the Associate Dean for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives with measurement of outcomes for the college strategic plan.  

What do they do?
The resource planning analyst provides support and assistance for the following:

  • Specialized accreditation efforts for the PharmD program;
  • Reporting of student learning outcomes and university-level program reviews;
  • Questions about setting up new Qualtrics accounts, troubleshooting, and consultation on survey design and administration; and
  • Consultations around supplemental course evaluations, focus groups, and other techniques/technology for measuring student learning.

Curriculum Project Manager

Tanya Bomsta
bomsta.1@osu.edu
614-292-3413

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Primary Strategic Area:
Drive Change

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Education Coordinator

Tanya Bomsta
bomsta.1@osu.edu
614-292-3413

Marco Finocchi
finocchi.3@osu.edu
614-292-2949

Ross Tamburro
tamburro.5@osu.edu
614-688-3404

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Primary Strategic Area:
Deliver

Who do they help?
Education Coordinators provide support to the coordinators and instructors of core PharmD Courses for the P1, P2, and P3 years.

What do they do?
Education Coordinators assist in gathering instructional materials, coordinating and delivering exams, managing CarmenCanvas, and improving educational and logistical processes.


Instructional Designer

Steven Nagel
nagel.101@osu.edu
614-292-7009

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Primary Strategic Area:
Design

Who do they help?
Instructional designers provide course design support across the undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs in The College of Pharmacy.

What do they do?
Instructional designers assist with the following:

  • Course design needs:
    • Course design projects,
    • Learning activity design/redesign,
    • CarmenCanvas layout,
    • Identifying video & multimedia opportunities
  • Consultations regarding:
    • Course debriefs and review of student feedback
    • Course reviews
    • Holistic syllabus review
    • Dissemination of education innovations resulting from course design projects and consultations
  • Educational Technology:
    • Assistance with identifying educational technologies to meet course learning objectives
    • Providing best practices for effective use of educational technologies for teaching and learning

Educational Technologist

Ross Tamburro
tamburro.5@osu.edu
614-688-3404

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Primary Strategic Area:
Design

Who do they help?
Educational technologists provide instructional multimedia and educational technology support across the undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs in The College of Pharmacy.

What do they do?
Educational Technologists assist with the following:

  • Multimedia
    • Instructional video planning (e.g., storyboarding)
    • Recording & video editing assistance
    • Production of interactive branching activities and simulations
    • Instructional graphic design
  • Consultations
    • Brainstorm innovative use of multimedia
    • Investigation of new educational technology, audio, video, or AR/VR tools
  • Educational Technology:
    • Assistance with identifying educational technologies to meet course learning objectives
    • Providing best practices for effective use of educational technologies for teaching and learning