Project Team

Meet Our Project Team

Ellene Tratras Contis, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Professor of Chemistry

    Dr. Tratras Contis formed and  facilitated a team of STEM faculty on Project Connect, a program to develop cross-disciplinary team-taught science courses for non-STEM majors. Her  latest  activity  with  science and  general  education  reform  was to  participate  in developing and facilitating the implementation of the new general education program, Education for Participation in the Global Community.

Joanne Caniglia, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator, Professor of Mathematics

    Dr. Caniglia is an expert in innovative pedagogy. She has attended the Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellow Seminar and uses academic service-learning in her courses. She was on the Project Connect team and heavily involved in developing and  teaching the courses. Her expertise is demonstrated by the number of successful projects on which she has served.

Dr. Caniglia now teaches math at Kent State University.

Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator, Professor of Communication & Department Head of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

    Dr. Stacey  facilitates the AS-L Faculty Fellow Seminar to  train faculty in the teaching pedagogy  of  academic service-learning. She has  assisted   in  the  dissemination, adaptation and  institutionalization of  this model at six  universities  across the country through a U.S. Department  of  Education  FIPSE   grant   (P116B00145), and  four colleges of education throughout  Michigan, funded by the Corporation for National and Community  Service (00LHEM1062).

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