Who We Are

The Center’s philosophy embodies pedagogical considerations for our diverse student body across the Globe; transforming those considerations into best teaching practices, curriculum design and faculty development initiatives and support. Emphasis and deliberation are also assigned to the integration of appropriate technologies that lend themselves to promoting students’ academic achievements.

Our Team

CAES is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to Excellence in Education; Pedagogical Experts, Instructional Designers (ID), Educational Technologists (ET), Media Technologists, Technicians and Administrators.



Connee Zotos,
Associate Dean,
The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

Karen Miner-Romanoff,
Assistant Dean,
The Center for Academic Excellence and Support



Christopher Zakrzewski,
Education Technology

Susan S. Ko,
Faculty Development

Shawncie Smith


Admin Team

Elaine Wilcox
Program Administrator

Tim Fenn
Administrative Aide II

Camryn M Mothersbaugh
Administrative Aide II

ID Team

Jingli Cheng
Lead Instructional Designer

Itewari Bryan
Instructional Designer

ET Team

Shen-Wei Wu,
Educational Technologist

Media Team

Mark Parsia
Technical Ops Supervisor

Brian Feeney,
Media Services Technician

Paul (Kritpol) Ampunun,
PC Support Technician III

Richard Walker
Media Technologist