Alyson AdamsDr. Alyson Adams is Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Teaching & Learning. Her research and practice focuses on professional learning and graduate programs for full time educators seeking advanced degrees. She has been designing and teaching online courses since 2007.

Cady Gonzalez

Cady Gonzalez is a PhD candidate of anthropology and African studies at University of Florida. As a Fulbright Hays-DDRA Fellow (2019-20), she carried out twelve months of ethnographic research in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, investigating the materiality and aesthetics of urban natures and hinterlands; human-centered design and development; the production of urban public goods and services; and the social life of coffee. She has served as instructor for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Food and Culture, Anthropology of Sustainability and An African Experience and implements Team Based Learning in all of her courses.

Diba Mani

Diba Mani, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. She typically teaches large enrollment and physiology-based courses, so she frequently implements learning response systems during lectures and supplemental learning experiences, which include virtual simulations, kinesthetic demonstrations, and interactive worksheets. Diba’s most recent endeavor in the classroom has been the successful internationalization of her upper division Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise course, which comprises student group presentations on peer-reviewed articles and virtual interviews with researchers from around the globe. Outside the academic classroom, Diba is faculty advisor and a volunteer coach to Gator Judo Club.

Emily Bald

Dr. Emily Bald joined the Writing Program as a Lecturer in fall 2019. She teaches a variety of discipline-specific writing courses, including Writing for Gender Studies, Writing in the Medical Sciences, and Writing for Sustainability and the Built Environment. She is a passionate advocate for undergraduate writers and is currently collaborating with UWP colleagues to launch an undergraduate journal, Waves, which publishes innovative student projects across disciplines, genres, and modalities.

Harrison Hove

Harrison Hove is a Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Florida. Hove was named the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for the UF College of Journalism and Communications and teaches courses on television news reporting, investigative reporting, broadcast writing, and performance. Harrison also produces award-winning content with student journalists for WUFT-TV, a PBS affiliate. Before arriving at UF, Hove spent more than a decade at local television news stations in Florida, Louisiana, and Ohio where he served in roles as news anchor, reporter, and meteorologist. Hove has earned 7 regional Emmys and 21 nominations for his work.

Julie Dodd

Dr. Julie E. Dodd, Professor Emerita in the College of Journalism and Communications, taught more than 11,000 students during the 28 years she was a faculty member at the University of Florida. The College of Journalism and Communications named its graduate student teaching award in her honor. She received an UF Online Education Excellence Award in 2017 for Instructional Strategy for a course she created. She serves on UF’s Graduate Student Teaching Awards Committee.

Laken Brooks

Laken Brooks is a current PhD student in the English Department where she studies disability, digital humanities, and pedagogy. She has bylines in Inside Higher Ed, CNN, and other national publications.

Linda Struckmeyer

Linda Struckmeyer, PhD, OTR/L is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Doctoral Capstone Coordinator at the Department of occupational therapy. She has been at UF since 2008, first as an adjunct faculty member then as a clinical instructor before completing her PhD in 2016. Dr. Struckmeyer teaches Occupation Based Practice: Participation and Health in both the adult and pediatric semesters.

Lindsey Chapman

Lindsey Chapman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Online Ed.D. program coordinator in Special Education. Her work focuses on teacher education and development across the career span and inclusive education for students with disabilities. She has previous experience as a public school teacher and instructional coach.

Marina Klimenko

Dr. Marina Klimenko is a senior lecturer in the department of Psychology. She teaches undergraduate classes, such as Developmental Psychology, Research Methods lab, and Psychology and Public Policy. Her research area focuses on the link between morality and education. She also mentors undergraduate research examining morality in video games and other forms of media and entertainment.

Megan Mocko

Megan Mocko is a lecturer in Warrington College of Business. She teaches statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the college. She is interested in engaging everyone in the classroom. Previously, she taught statistics in the Department of Statistics. In addition to her teaching, Megan’s involvement in the field of statistics education lead to her work as co-chair on the recently updated 2016 GAISE Guidelines report. The revised 2016 GAISE report along with the original report released in 2005 are endorsed by the American Statistical Association.

Rachel Yoho

Dr. Rachel Yoho is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. She joined the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida, bringing a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching background and three years of experience as a faculty member at Miami University. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary concepts in environmental health, climate change, One Health education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. At Arizona State University, she completed both her PhD in Biological Design and a Graduate Certificate in Scientific Teaching in Higher Education, followed by a postdoc at Michigan State University.

Tara Mathien

Dr. Tara Mathien is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Unified Early Childhood ProTeach Program in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies. Dr. Mathien has been at the University of Florida since 2017 and focuses her research and practice in preservice teacher preparation and international early childhood practices.


No Walls Teaching: The Book Copyright © by Dr. Alyson Adams; Cady Gonzalez; Dr. Diba Mani; Dr. Julie Dodd; Dr. Linda Struckmeyer; Dr. Marina Klimenko; Megan Mocko; Dr. Rachel Yoho; Dr. Emily Bald; Dr. Lindsey Chapman; Dr. Tara Mathien; Harrison Hove; and Laken Brooks. All Rights Reserved.

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