CETL celebrates success

Jan 11, 2002

Kettering's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) celebrated the success of its academic year with an honorary dinner at the home of University President James E.A. John April 11.

Kettering's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) celebrated the success of its academic year with an honorary dinner at the home of University President James E.A. John April 11. The dinner provided an opportunity to honor CETL Advisory Board members for their hard work in developing programs and initiatives, as well as faculty and staff who participated in and supported events designed to improve teaching at Kettering University. Twenty-four faculty and staff attended the event.

Dr. Cynthia J. Finelli, associate professor of Electrical Engineering, is the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

CETL's advisory board includes representatives from across the Kettering community: one faculty member from each of Kettering's academic departments, a representative of the Teaching Fellows Program, two members of the Kettering administration, and the director of CETL's sister teaching and learning center at the University of Michigan at Flint. Members are:

  • Carl L. Aronson, assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Science and Mathematics;
  • Raghu Echempati, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mark Gellis, associate professor of Communication, Department of Liberal Studies;
  • James S. McDonald, associate professor of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  • B. Lee Tuttle, professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Business;
  • Trevor S. Harding, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering, chair, Kettering University Teaching Fellows Program;
  • James T. Luxon, dean for Academic Programs and Research;
  • Lisa M. Phillips, cooperative education manager;
  • Lois M. Rosen, director, Thompson Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan at Flint.

The mission of CETL is to support teaching excellence at Kettering University. To learn more about CETL, contact (810)762-9685, or at cetl@kettering.edu.