FALCON 2017 presenters

  • Stephen Buttes
    Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of International Language and Culture Studies, IPFW
  • Dana Cattani
    Lecturer, Business Communication, IUB
  • Kevin Clark
    The FALCON 2017 Robin Hass-Birky Keynote speaker, Kevin Clark is a professor of Learning Technologies and the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University. His research focuses on the role of interactive and digital media in education, broadening participation in STEM, and issues of diversity in children’s media.
  • Ange Cooksey
    Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, IU East, and FACET Bender Fellow
  • Rebekah Dement Farmer
    Adjunct Instructor, IU Southeast
  • Richard Gunderman
    Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at IUPUI. 
  • Karen Harris
    Associate Faculty, Composition, IU South Bend
  • Kent Kauffman
    Kent Kauffman received his B.A. from Temple University, and his J.D. from Penn State University's The Dickinson School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and holds two mediation certifications from the Indiana Commissions for Legal Education, as well as an arbitration certification from the Better Business Bureau.
  • Tara Kingsley
    Assistant Professor, Education, IU Kokomo
  • Thomas Landis
    Lecturer, Business Communication, IU Bloomington
  • Erika Lee
    Lecturer, Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, IU Bloomington
  • Aaron Morris
    Adjunct Faculty, IU Southeast and Western Kentucky University, teaches advanced statistics course and introduction to economics.
  • Robin Morgan
    Robin K. Morgan received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1988. She is a Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Southeast where she presently serves as the Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching Excellence, overseeing face-to-face and distance education. She has served as the Indiana University Director of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching, a system wide organization devoted to recognizing and advocating for excellence in teaching.
  • Michael Morrone
    Current Director of FACET, Senior Lecturer, Business Communication, and Affiliate Faculty in the Liberal Arts and Managemane Program, IU Bloomington.
  • Robin O'Connor
    Adjunct Faculty, Technical Communication, IUPUI
  • Mike Polites
    Mike Polites is senior lecturer in the department of Communication Studies at IUPUI and has been teaching in the department for over 10 years. Polites earned both his BS and MA in Speech Communication from Ball State University, along with a Certified Training Certificate. Since 2004 he has been teaching classes on Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Interviewing Skills in the Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI. In 2012 he received the “IU School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Lecturer Award” and was also promoted to Senior Lecturer. He is a 2014 “Trustees Teaching Award” recipient. His academic interests include first year experience, humor in the classroom, methodologies for student engagement, service learning, and classroom civility. His desire to help students succeed in the classroom and after they graduate is a passion that drives him. As former college recruiter, he has spoken to hundreds of high school classrooms and thousands of students, encouraging them to continue their education. Teachers frequently requested his engaging presentations year after year. He is a professional speaker, standup comedian, and corporate trainer for TrainingGroupInc.com. Mike has the ability to infuse his unique presentation style of humor and dynamics into a remarkable presentation. When not teaching, he enjoys spending time with family, going to racing events, doing corporate training, and performing standup comedy.
  • William Radell
    Instructional Technologist Specialist, IU Northwest
  • Megan Reinle
    Instructional Design Specialist, IU Northwest
  • Lamia Scherzinger
    Lamia has taught at IUPUI since 2006, both on campus and currently all online. She has taught a variety of courses for the Department over the past 10 years and even helped develop the HPER P443 Internal Internship course. Lamia truly enjoys sharing the passion she has for the kinesiology field with students and inspiring them to find their own path in the area. 
  • Christina Sheley

    Head Librarian, Business/SPEA Information Commons, IU Bloomington

  • Deanna Shively
    Lecturer, Management and Experiential learning, IU South Bend. Deanna has had her own tax preparation business, Shive’s Tax Service since 1985. She has been a college instructor at Indiana University South Bend, Saint Mary’s College, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue University Calumet and a substitute teacher at Oregon-Davis School Corp in Hamlet, IN. Her professional experience includes positions in accounting at Toro Wheel Horse, South Bend, and at Uniroyal Plastics Inc., in Mishawaka, and as a management trainee at Whirlpool.
  • David Smiley
    David Smiley is a lecturer in the department of Recreation, Park, & Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health – Bloomington. He has been teaching at IU for the past 5 years in the department. He earned his BS in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management from the Pennsylvania State University and his MS in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Central Florida. Prior to entering academia, Smiley had over 25 years of industry experience in the hospitality, tourism and event management field. This experience has played a large role in shaping his teaching in the THEM curriculum. In 2014, he received the School of Public Health – Bloomington’s Trustee Teaching Award. Smiley’s research focuses on student engagement and persistence and the use of technology in the classroom. He also is the Coordinator for the Core Curriculum in RPTS and is a mentor for other instructors in the Core. David’s passion is the pursuit of creating an engaging classroom that student’s will look forward to spending time in each week.
  • Carol Watson
    Lecturer, Business Communication, IU Bloomington