Our Authors

Darla and her daughter.

Darla Ausel

Darla Ausel (Learning Technology Center)
Connecting with Your Online Students (November 2014)
Engaging students using clickers (October 2014)
Using Online Flashcards to Increase Student Engagement (September 2014)


Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 3.01.10 PMMarlene Austin (PASSAGES)
A Good Partnership: PASSAGES and Clarion University (September 2016)


Nicole Bailey and Shelbi-lynn Mooney

Nicole Bailey (left)

Nicole Bailey (Psychology senior)
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 2015 (April 2015)


Suzanne Boyden

Suzanne Boyden

Suzie Boyden (Biology)
Be Patient, But Take Risks (August 2015)


Leah Chambers

Leah Chambers

Leah Chambers (English, Venango College)
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 537 Clarion (February 2015)


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Rhonda Clark

Rhonda Clark (Library Science)
Creating community when teaching online (November 2014)


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Joseph Croskey

Joseph Croskey (Advising Services)
Leveling the playing field: Purposeful learning, purposeful teaching, and purposeful advising (November 2016)
Advising is like birdwatching (February 2016)


Melissa Downes reading poetry to an audience of children and adults.

Melissa Downes

Melissa Downes (English)
The Dress (February 2017)
10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 2: Is College Worth It?  (November 2016)
Teaching in a Trump World (October 2016)
An Open Letter to Governor Wolf (October 2016)
17 Hours Revisited: A Satire (October 2016)
Why We Will Strike (Though We Would Rather Teach) (October 2016)
10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 1: How a University “Should” Run (September 2016)
Designing for Engagement: Our Students (August 2016)
Our Students, Their Phones (March 2016)
Show Me the Numbers: Grades and Study Time (March 2016)
Seventeen hours? (March 2016)
The Paradoxes of Being Transparent (February 2016)
We’re grateful for all of you (December 2015)
Melissa’s (Long) Postscript: Feeling Proud (October 2015)
Intentional Risks (October 2015)
Saying Good-bye to Those Who’ve Inspired Us (May 2015)
General Education Survey: What’s Most Important? (January 2015)
Shaping syllabi (January 2015)
Talking Politics: Clarion in Context (November 2014)
The Joy of Learning: Back to School (October 2014)
What We Love About Our Jobs (September 2014)
The stars are still there, even when the sun is out (July 2014)


John Ernissee

John Ernissee

John Ernissee (Geology, retired)
The Courage to Teach (March 2015)


Carie Forden

Carie Forden

Carie Forden (Psychology)
Why college? Why a college like Clarion? (July 2014)


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Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster (English)
Syllabus by Design: Writing With the Student in Mind (August 2016)


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Helen Hampikian

Helen Hampikian (Biology)
Love What You Teach! (September 2016)


Marité Rodriguez Haynes

Marité Rodriguez Haynes

Marité Rodriguez Haynes (Psychology)
Service Learning: Why Do It? (February 2015)


Suzanne Hohman

Suzanne Hohman

Suzanne Homan (Learning Technology Center)
Videos in Online Courses: The Evidence, Theory and Tools (April 2015)


_p2_7024Amber Klein (Psychology ’17)
How Did We Get Here? (December 2016)


Janet Knepper

Janet Knepper

Janet Knepper (English)
What Do Women Still Need? (February 2015)


Taken during our regular hours, this photo shows a typical day during which we have 10-12 local students drop in for homework help or tutoring and an average of six University student volunteers. Most of the University students in this photograph are enrolled in Rich Lane’s ENG 400 course, Applied Literacy Studies.

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Rich Lane (English)
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 537 Clarion (February 2015)


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Marcella McConnell

Marcella McConnell (Mathematics)
Using Technology to Develop Mathematical Thinkers (April 2016)


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Kathleen McIntyre

Kathleen McIntyre (History)
Service-Learning and Sexual Assault Prevention (April 2015)


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Mel Michel

Mel Michel (Theatre)
When the Grinch Steals December (November 2014)
What We Love About Our Jobs (September 2014)
The Method Acting Approach to Student Engagement (August 2014)


Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell (Psychology)
Tips for Students Who “Don’t Do Well on Exams” (October 2016)
Helping Four Types of Students Who “Don’t Do Well On Tests”: The Unprepared, the Improperly Prepared, the Panicking, and the Stuck (October 2016)
Why I like clickers (August 2015)
General Education Survey: What’s Most Important? (January 2015)
Moving Beyond Memorization: Students Understanding Content and Concepts (September 2014)


Nicole Bailey and Shelbi-lynn Mooney

Shelbi-Lynn Moonley (right)

Shelbi-Lynn Moonley (Psychology senior)
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 2015 (April 2015)


Ms. Scholar at work.

Ms. Scholar

Ms. Scholar
Dear Hopeless About Evaluations (January 2017)
Dear Still Filled with a Lot of Anger (October 2016)
Dear What Can I Do to Prevent Sexual Assault? (September 2016)
Dear Curious (August 2016)
Dear Feeling Frightened (April 2016)
Dear Avoiding Target Practice (March 2016)
Dear Trigger Warning! (January 2016)
Dear Not Tech-savvy (November 2015)
Dear Lost and Confused (September 2015)
Dear Trapped Between a Rock and a Hard Place (March 2015)
Dear Freaking Out 2 (February 2015)
Dear Buried Alive (January 2015)
Dear Feeling Hopeless (September 2014)


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Miguel Olivas-Luján

Miguel Olivas-Luján (Management and Marketing)
Why is the Partners Retreat so important for Clarion? (August 2016)


Naomi Bell O'Neil

Naomi Bell O’Neil

Naomi Bell O’Neil (Communications)
Reflecting on why I teach the way I do (November 2014)


Jamie L. Phillips

Jamie L. Phillips

Jamie L. Phillips (Philosophy)
Why Men Should Help Women Succeed (February 2015)


Laurie Pierce

Laurie Pierce

Laurie Pierce (Nursing)
Committed to the Success of All People (March 2015)


Randy Potter

Randy Potter

Randy Potter (Psychology)
General Education Survey: What’s Most Important? (January 2015)
Welcome online students! (January 2015)


Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan

Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan

Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan (French)
Directing a Summer Study Abroad in France: Not a Free Vacation (January 2016)
How Deep Should We Dive To Rescue Those Who Are Drowning? (November 2014)
Beyond Survival: Responding Creatively to Hard Times (September 2014)
What We Love About Our Jobs (September 2014)


jane-walshJane Schubert Walsh (Sociology)
Conflict: It’s an Opportunity (November 2016)


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Jeanne Slattery

Jeanne Slattery (Psychology)
The Dress (February 2017)
A Letter to My Advisees: Let’s Make This a Good Semester! (January 2017)
Getting It Right (December 2016)
Leveling the playing field: Purposeful learning, purposeful teaching, and purposeful advising (November 2016)
10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 2: Is College Worth It?  (November 2016)
Teaching in a Trump World (October 2016)
Why We Will Strike (Though We Would Rather Teach) (September 2016)
View From the Back: Rhonda Clark (September 2016)
10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 1: How a University “Should” Run (September 2016)
Fostering Student Success: Accessibility or Accommodations? (September 2016)
Our Students, Their Phones (April 2016)
Show Me the Numbers: Grades and Study Time (April 2016)
Run Away From Home to See the World (More Clearly) (March 2016)
Seventeen hours? (March 2016)
Book-writing Project (February 2016)
Assessment: Truly clear and simple (January 2016)
We’re grateful for all of you (December 2015)
I’m from a completely different culture (November 2015)
Why I Should Teach Freshmen…At Least Occasionally (October 2015)
Taking Risks and Giving Up Control (September 2015)
The Importance of Partners (August 2015)
Why I Create Pretty Course Sites (It’s Not What You Think) (August 2015)
Saying Good-bye to Those Who’ve Inspired Us (May 2015)
Matters of Mentoring/Mentoring Matters (April 2015)
Strengthen an Online Course: Videos and Midsemester Course Assessments (April 2015)
View From the Back: Marité Rodriguez Haynes (April 2015)
Résumés: When to disclose (and when not) (March 2015)
General Education Survey: What’s Most Important? (January 2015)
Welcome online students! (January 2015)
Shaping syllabi (January 2015)
A culture of assessment? of improvement? (December 2014)
Zombies, vampires, and ghosts―oh my! (October 2014)
View from the back: Janina Jolley (October 2014)
Using tests to meet course goals (October 2014)
Do We Need to Buy the Book? (September 2014)
What We Love About Our Jobs (September 2014)
It’s the bees knees (August 2014)
Read the d*** syllabus! (August 2014)
Tech Corner: Course banners (July 2014)
National Council on Teacher Quality rankings: An outsider’s view
(July 2014)
Finding meaning (July 2014)
Watch those faces (July 2014)
The stars are still there, even when the sun is out (July 2014)
Making connections (July 2014)
Why college? Why a college like Clarion? (July 2014)
What Did You Learn? (July 2014)
What makes great teaching? (July 2014)


Kathleen Welsch and a favorite advisee.

Kathleen Welsch and a favorite advisee.

Kathleen A. Welsch (English)
Meeting in the Real World (February 2017)
Confessions of an Avid Advisor (September 2015)


Paul Woodburne and his son

Paul Woodburne and his son

Paul Woodburne (Economics)
An Economist’s Approach to Dealing with Students Wanting Extensions (February 2016)
Letting Go of Expectations: A Man Used to Mario Kart Teaches About Video Games (September 2015)


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