CETL works with Northern faculty members to implement student-centered pedagogies and engaging curriculums. We support interdisciplinary discussions, innovative programming, and learning communities through campus-wide programming and funding opportunities.
The purpose CETL is to cultivate effective and respectful high-impact teaching practices across NSU. The center provides faculty with resources and training to improve their pedagogies and better facilitate student learning and success.
We aim to cultivate a culture of curiosity and collegiality that supports pedagogical excellence and lifelong learning.
For asynchronous viewing of past event recordings and support materials, see the Faculty Connect Sandbox in D2L. For assistance logging in, contact email@example.com.
Mrs. Jessica Furney
Office: Science Center 118
Jessica Furney joined Northern in May of 2022. She works with and provides support for the CETL team as well as supporting faculty in the science and math department. Jessica believes that one should never quit being a student in life and there is always a learning experience ahead.
Ms. Emeline Glover
Graduate assistant for CETL/Instructional Design
Office: Library 141A
Emeline Glover is in her second year pursuing a Master of Science in Educational Graduate Studies, studying educational psychology, pedagogy, and English literature. Her research interest focuses on relative deprivation in higher education with a specific interest in composition courses. She anticipates graduating in May 2023. Emeline helps CETL's instructional designer research updated best practices and complete course reviews to help ensure high-quality online courses for all Northern students.
Dr. Benjamin Harley
Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, assistant professor of English
Office: Technology Center 256
Ben Harley came to Northern in 2018 after earning his Ph.D from the University of South Carolina, where he specialized in composition pedagogy. As CETL director, he is committed to creating inclusive programming in which faculty of all disciplines and ranks can reflect on their teaching practices in order to improve their skills in the classroom. As an instructor, he focuses on creating high-impact learning experiences that invite his students to write for audiences beyond the classroom.
Ms. Maria Martens
CETL technology fellow
Office: Library 141A
Maria Martens is a junior at Northern majoring in digital media with an emphasis in social media marketing and public relations. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2024. Maria creates content, manages social media accounts, and designs printed ads for campus use. She also helps CETL’s director and the instructional design team coordinate events.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Williams Library, CPO 1013
1200 S. Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Dr. Ben Harley
Office: Library 143
Please email to schedule a meeting.