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

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

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

Who do they help?
Faculty/Staff, Students/trainees, other colleges, and Executive Committee.

What do they do?

  • Direct OEIS planning and development
  • Plan and direct assessment and accreditation processes including reporting to stakeholders
  • Plan and direct college-level strategic plan
  • Direct updates to other college governance documents
  • Assist faculty with SOTLA planning
  • Serve on resident/MS thesis project committees
  • Serve on fellowship project committees

Resource Planning Analyst

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Mary Higginbotham
higginbotham.12@osu.edu

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Primary Strategic Area:
Drive Change

Who do they help?
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

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

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Primary Strategic Area:
Drive Change

Who do they help?
The curriculum project manager helps faculty across the College of Pharmacy. They also support the initiatives of the OEIS team in particular.

What do they do?
The curriculum project manager works with the Education Coordinators to have a broad overview of the day-to-day and large-scale needs of the PharmD curriculum. They also help with various assessment-related projects, planning and delivering faculty workshops and development events, and developing college processes and policies when needed. In addition, they teach 1-2 courses in the college each academic year.


Education Coordinators

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Emma Young
young.2538@osu.edu

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

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Meryem Nehaili
nehaili.2@osu.edu

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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.


Senior Instructional Designer

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

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Primary Strategic Area:
Design

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

What do they do?
The Senior Instructional Designer can 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

Senior Educational Technologist

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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

Electronic Learning Development Specialist

 

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Primary Strategic Area:
Design

Who do they help?
The Electronic Learning Development Specialist supports inclusive design, digital accessibility, and professional development opportunities across College of Pharmacy educational programming (e.g., PharmD, graduate, undergraduate, and outreach and engagement programs).

What do they do?
The Electronic Learning Development Specialist assists with the following:

  • Instructional Design and Technology:
    • Identifies and assists in implementing tools for supporting digital instructional content and accessibility with the instructional design team
    • Researches, evaluates, and prepares recommendations for improvements on instructional delivery methods and technology implementation.
    • Assists with creation/development and update/remediation of course materials (e.g., eLearning modules, LMS pages, and course documents)
    • Assists in procurement of new educational technologies
  • Digital Accessibility:
    • Provides 1:1 or group consultations and workshops around digital accessibility in teaching
    • Assists in the development and implementation of quality assurance processes for Ohio State’s Digital Accessibility Policy standards in college educational programming
    • Conducts both quick and full manual tests on web and software educational technology applications.