Spring 2023 CITL Faculty Fellows

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Each semester the CITL invites faculty to submit proposals for collaboration with CITL and LTS staff on various aspects of their pedagogy and research. Our CITL Faculty Fellows for the Spring 2023 semester are:

Larry Tartaglia, Ph.D, Teaching Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Course: BIOS 353, Virology
Proposal: Have students create and print 3D models of viruses they are studying as a "means to study virus structure and understand the structural determinants that permit receptor binding, infectivity, immune evasion/mutation, etc." Study of SARS-CoV-2 will help "students understand mutation and variant creations, all of which have been contributing to the longevity of the current pandemic"; General consultation on design of assignments and activities
CITL Collaborator: Holly Zakos, Steve Sakasitz
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: Bringing the complexities of virus structure to life through 3D modeling


Limei Shan, M.A, M.Ed, Teaching Associate Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Course: CHIN 004, Beginning Chinese Spoken II
Proposal: "Evaluate and compare the influence of VR on the proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and pragmatics competency of Chinese language learning"; Student creation of VR video, image, and audio assets; Student use of the 'UpTale' VR authoring platform to develop their own VR experiences
CITL Collaborators: Steve Sakasitz, Kush Oak, CITL Graduate Student Fellow
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: The impact of VR facilitated TBLT on L2 Mandarin language proficiency and pragmatic competence


Kayleigh O'Keefe, Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Course: BIOS 296, Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Proposal: "Develop a communication project in which students will have the opportunity to research a topic within the field of ecology and evolution of infectious diseases/specific disease... and develop a project with the goal of communicating this topic in an understandable and accessible way. Develop assignments as part of this larger project, including a literature review, short proposal, and final project." Collaborate on "active learning methods to practice science communication skills in the classroom, as well as collaborate on how to structure assignments and utilize the resources here at Lehigh to best support students in their independent inquiry
CITL/Library Collaborators: Jasmine Woodson, Brian Simboli
Student projects
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: Designing a project to develop science communication skills in ecology and evolution of infectious diseases


Teresa Cusumano, M.A., M.S. TESOL, Language Specialist
College/Department: Office of International Affairs, ICAPE
Course: ENGL 005-016, Composition and Literature for International Writers
Proposal: ICAPE and international partner USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) have "developed a sustainable partnership and are now working to enhance our third COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) partnership by adding in a hybrid learning component that will allow for greater experiential learning and technologically immersive composition and research." Students from both institutions will be "immersed in the host culture where they will collect digital recordings, photos, videos etc. to document their experiential learning, volunteerism, virtual and in person discussions, collaborative research, and workshops." The collected materials, research, and composition will then be remixed into a final capstone project creating VR experiences using the 'UpTale' VR development environment.
CITL Collaborator: Chris Harvey
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: Utlizing VR to enhance virtual exchange


Hugo Ceron-Anayo, Ph.D., Associate Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Course: SOC 197, On the Origins of Racism: W.E.B. DuBois
Proposal: Use the flipped classroom model as the basis for this new, 2-credit, mid-semester course for students needing timely opportunities for course completion. Creating engaging asynchronous content and using class meetings for active learning opportunities will be vital to achieve student success in this abbreviated offering.
CITL Collaborator: Holly Zakos, Elizabeth Young Miller
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: How can a student benefit from a (super short) half-semester two-credit course?


Zilong Pan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Education, Instructional Technology
Course: TLT 462, Data Visualization
Proposal: Develop projects for a fully remote course for pre-service and active teachers on effective data visualization. Using data sets from the National Center for Educational Statistics, students will learn how to present time-series data, location-based data as well as qualitative data. Students will also learn how to highlight patterns in data as well as the theories behind data visualization. 
CITL Collaborators: Chris Harvey, Jeremy Mack, Rob Weidman
2023 Spring Symposium Presentation: Data visualization in education - Processing complex and large number data sets