F T L C   S T A F F

Christine Rener    Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation and Director of the Pew FTLC  

Christine joined the Center in August, 2009. Prior to coming to Grand Valley, she was Director of Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin (1997-2009). She previously served Carthage as Director of Assessment and Re-accreditation Self-Study Coordinator. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology (1995) and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University (1989). renerc@gvsu.edu.

Kurt Ellenberger   Associate Director

Kurt joined the Center in August, 2005. Prior to coming to Grand Valley, he was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, where he was the head of Music Theory. As a faculty member in the music department at Grand Valley, he was the head of Jazz Studies. He is now the Associate Director of Pew FTLC and is also a Professor of Music in the Frederik Meijer Honors College. He holds a M.M. in Theory/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado (1990) and a D.M.A in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin (1996). ellenbek@gvsu.edu.

Dana Munk    Director of Part-time Faculty Support

Dana joined the Center in August, 2010 as a Faculty Fellow and assumed her current position as Director of Part-time Faculty in August of 2012. She has taught in the Department of Movement Science at GVSU since 2002, where she is an Associate Professor in Sport Leadership. Dana holds a M.A. in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University (1995) and a Ph.D in Sports Psychology from Michigan State University (2006). munkd@gvsu.edu

Patty Stow Bolea  Faculty Fellow  

Patty joined the Center in August, 2010 as a half-time appointed Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. She has taught at GVSU since 1997. She holds an M.S.W. from Indiana University (1986) and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Michigan State University (1996). boleap@gvsu.edu

Barb Blankemeier    FTLC Assistant

Barb joined the Center in January of 2014. She manages the department and grants budgets and maintains databases related to center activities, grants, and teaching awards. She assists the Associate Director in guiding faculty through the grant application and reimbursement processes. blankemb@gvsu.edu

Maria Codega    Event Coordinator

As event coordinator, Maria plans the Pew FTLC’s events and workshops and designs the print and email publicity. Maria also serves as the liaison to other collaborating campus units, maintains the Pew FTLC library collection, and coordinates communications about our events, programs, and services. She began working in the Pew FTLC in 2007. codegam@gvsu.edu

Kathryn Stieler   Faculty Fellow

Kathryn joined the Center in August, 2012 as a Faculty Fellow.  She is an Associate Professor of Music in Voice. She holds a M.M. in Voice Performance from Bowling Green State University  and a D.M.A. in Voice Performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.   stielerk@gvsu.edu


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