BU faculty receive national credential in teaching excellence

More than 60 faculty members were recognized for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE).

Faculty members at Bloomsburg University were recognized for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) during a pinning ceremony on Monday, Dec. 6.  Faculty demonstrated their commitment to student success by completing a year-long course on Effective Online Teaching Practices  to equip them with the instructional skills shown to promote student motivation, learning and persistence.

“Congratulations to our faculty who have earned this teaching credential from the ACUE,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “This program fits perfectly with BU’s continued efforts to focus on student success. Earning this credential affirms our faculty’s commitment to our students.” 

The program is supported by Office of the Provost, the Teaching and Learning Enhancement (TALE) Center, and the Instructional Media and Design Center. It contributes to Bloomsburg University’s goal to improve student retention and completion through student-centered teaching practices with an emphasis on online teaching.

To earn their Certificate in Effective College Instruction, faculty members completed a 25-module course that requires them to learn about and implement new evidence-based teaching practices in their courses and reflect on the experience. Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning, ACUE’s courses address over 200 evidence-based teaching practices, covering how to design an effective course, establish a productive learning environment, use active learning techniques, promote higher order thinking and conduct assessments to inform instruction and promote learning

Faculty will continue to learn about pedagogy and receive career-long support through ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice, which provides access to member forums, expert webinars, biweekly newsletters, the ‘Q’ Blog, and “office hours” with leading scholars in college instruction.

2021 ACUE Credentialed Faculty 


Non-Aligned Faculty 
Dr. Regina Bobak, Academic Enrichment  
Dr. Rebecca Willoughby, Student Success 
Dr. Melissa Cheese, Academic Enrichment 

College of Education 
Dr. Mindy Andino, Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Julie Cerrito, Teaching and Learning  
Dr. Denise Davidson, Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Robin Drogan, Exceptionality Programs 
Dr. Ingrid Everett, Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Exceptionality Programs 
Dr. Molly Marnella, Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Carolyn Reid-Brown, Exceptionality Programs 

College of Liberal Arts 
Dr. Rodger Benefiel, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice 
Dr. Janet Bodenman, Communication Studies 
Dr. Skye Chernichky-Karcher, Communication Studies 
Dr. Mun-Young Chung, Media and Journalism 
Dr. Stephen Clickard, Music, Theatre, and Dance 
Dr. Rajendra Dulal, Economics 
Dr. Ahmed Eddhir, Economics 
Dr. Betina Entzminger, English 
Dr. David Fazzino, Anthropology 
Dr. Heather Feldhaus, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice 
Dr. Christina Francis, English  
Dr. Dennis Frohlich, Media and Journalism 
Dr. Subhadra Ganguli, Economics 
Dr. R. J. Green, Communication Studies 
Dr. Amarilis Hidalgo-de Jesus, Languages and Cultures 
Dr. Mary King, Communication Studies 
Ethan Krupp, MFA, Music, Theatre, and Dance 
Dr. Angela La Valley, Communication Studies 
Dr. Claire Lawrence, English  
Dr. Harvey Partica, English 
Dr. Richard Paulsen, Economics 
Dr. Ted Roggenbuck, English  
Dr. Aberra Senbeta, Economics 
Dr. Anne Dyer Stuart, English 
Dr. Anna Turnage, Communication Studies 
Dr. Mary Katherine Waibel-Duncan, Psychology 
Dr. Carrie Winship, Music, Theatre, and Dance

College of Science and Technology 
Dr. Diane Barrett, Mathematical and Digital Sciences 
Dr. Rebecca Bourgault, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences 
Dr. Jessica Bower, Nursing 
Dr. Pamela Cook, Nursing 
Gayle Decker, MA, Mathematical & Digital Sciences 
Dr. Tina Delahunty, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences 
Dr. Lauri Green, Biological & Allied Health Sciences 
Dr. Jennifer Haney, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences 
Dr. Angela Hess, Biological and Allied Health Sciences 
Dr. Cheryl Jackson, Nursing 
Dr. Nonhle Channon Mdziniso, Mathematical and Digital Sciences 
Dr. Lori Metzger, Nursing 
Dr. Lori Parke, Nursing 
Dr. Mehdi Razzaghi, Mathematical and Digital Sciences 
Dr. Debbie Stayer, Nursing 
Dr. Rebecca Toothaker, Nursing 
Dr. Jennifer Whisner, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences 

Zeigler College of Business 
Dr. Cassie Bennett, Accounting and Business Law 
Dr. Sangdo (Sam) Choi, Management and International Business 
Dr. Kenneth Hall, Marketing and Professional Sales 
Dr. Jung-Seek Kim, Marketing and Professional Sales 
Dr. Carolyn LaMacchia, Information Technology, Analytics, and Business Education 
Dr. Howard Lee, Finance 
Dr. Ronda Mariani, Marketing and Professional Sales 
Dr. Margaret O’Connor, Information Technology, Analytics, and Business Education 
Dr. Mark Usry, Accounting and Business Law 

Instructional Media and Design Center Staff 
Chaya Merrell 
Jared Kishbaugh 
Jonathan Hedrick

Association of College and University Educations

The Association of College and University Educations (ACUE) is the nation’s leading provider of professional development to higher education. ACUE’s mission is student success through quality instruction. Through innovative online courses, ACUE prepares and credentials faculty in evidence-based teaching practices. ACUE’s standards-based approach leads to the only nationally recognized Certificate in Effective Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Numerous, independently validated studies confirm that students learn more, more equitably, when taught by ACUE-credentialed educators. ACUE supports thousands of educators nationwide through partnerships with colleges, universities, and higher education systems and directly to educators through open enrollment offerings.