Enhanced learning spaces specialist
Phone: (804) 828-2396
M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., James Madison University
Stephanie is the enhanced learning spaces specialist for the School of Social Work. In her position, she works with the School of Social Work’s academic programs to help lead initiatives geared toward creating technologically-rich, interactive, inclusive, student-centered learning environments. She also provides pedagogical and technical support to faculty to help them achieve these initiatives.
Prior to her position with the School of Social Work, Stephanie was the Tutoring Coordinator with VCU’s Campus Learning Center where she oversaw, trained, and worked closely with their 80 student tutors. Prior to that, she taught (and, on occasion, still teaches) Inquiry and the Craft of Argument (UNIV 200) with VCU’s Department of Focused Inquiry. She has also taught Focused Learning - Mentoring (UNIV 291/391), a peer mentoring course geared toward student athletes, for Student Athlete Support Services.
She earned her MA in English at VCU where she focused on the role narrative and collective memory play in the development of self-love and identity in contemporary African American fiction. Her research interests began to shift after working for several years in the field of learning support and now center around Critical pedagogy, curriculum development, and technology usage in learning environments. Some of her current research interests include culturally responsive and inclusive teaching, critical digital pedagogy, learning spaces design, Web 2.0 technology use in the classroom, faculty development, learning communities, and peer-led teaching.
When not working with School of Social Work faculty, Stephanie spends her time with her partner chasing after their young son, giant dog, and two mischievous cats. She loves reading, drinking tea, and lounging in hammocks on sunny days (preferably all at once).