Friday Evening Plenary
Mary Ange Cooksey is a native Hoosier and a graduate of Ball State University, from which she holds three degrees. She is Senior Lecturer of Humanities and Coordinator of the Philosophy Program at Indiana University East where her areas of expertise are English, Philosophy, Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, and Religious Studies.
She will speak on the topic "High Tech to Low Tech to No tech at all: A User's Guide to Making Small Things Happen in Class."
Ange’s teaching career spans four decades, during which she has received a number of high level recognitions for her work, including The Provost’s Teaching Award from Ball State University (1984), the University Teaching Professorship at Ball State University (1989) The Brian Hiltunen Innovative Teaching Award from Indiana Campus Compact (2008), and the Helen Lees Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University East (2013). During her career, Ange has been selected to serve in a number of Faculty Fellowships across the state, including her most recent appointments with LEAP Indiana (2014-2016), Indiana Campus Compact (2017-2018) and FACET (2017 -2018). She is currently serving as an Eileen Bender Faculty Fellow wherein she is working as part of the team developing products and content for the new website Teaching.IU.edu. Her most recent publications include ‘The Impact of Perspective on Philosophical Thought: An Examination of the Masculine Monopoly on the Formulation of Concepts, Ideas Systems, and Pedagogy in the Discipline’ appearing in the on line publication Forum on Public Policy (2106) and a book chapter entitled ‘The Proof is in the Pedagogy: A Philosophical Analysis of Backward Design’ appearing in Best Practices in On Line Learning (2017) from George Mason University Press.
She has been married for over 40 years – to the same poor guy – and she is the proud mother of two children and four grandchildren.