Center for Faculty Excellence Staff and Support
Promoting Innovation in Teaching, Research and Service
Dr. Marilyn Lockhart
Marilyn is the founder and director of the Center. Her special expertise is in teaching, which includes Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms, and creating writing groups. Additionally, she is a Professor in the Adult and Higher Education program and continues to teach in the program.
Ken helps advance teaching and learning at MSU by providing instructional support to faculty through workshops on pedagogy and use of instructional technologies, one-on-one consultations, faculty learning communities, and online training courses. In addition, he coordinates programs to connect faculty to resources and each other such as grants to attend teaching-related conferences, teaching-related awards, and the Early Career Faculty Mentoring program.
Chatanika "Nika" Stoop
Nika provides publications support and comprehensive grant proposal services to the faculty community. These services include, but are not limited to, holding workshops on conducting funding searches, understanding funding agency requirements and the grant writing process, science writing, direct assistance on proposal submissions, and guidance before, during, and after the proposal submission to satisfy university and funding agency criteria.