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CeTEAL Staff

Jeniffer Marshall Shinaberger
Jenn Shinaberger
Director | Kearns 215E | 843-349-2737 |
Jenn Shinaberger has been in the field of faculty development for over 15 years. Contact her for help with instructional coaching, classroom observations, classroom assessment, curriculum mapping, and course design. She can also assist with writing teaching narratives, documenting teaching effectiveness, writing scholarly articles and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Contact Jenn for:
  • Student engagement in synchronous sessions
  • Online classroom assessment techniques
  • Formative assessment
  • One-on-one consulting
Jean K. Bennett
Jean K. Bennett
Assistant Director | Kearns 215D | 843-349-2481 |
Jean has been in the field of education for over 30 years and specifically working with faculty for the past 20. She enjoys working with faculty one-on-one, providing ideas through brainstorming sessions, to help facilitate “aha” moments. Whether it is for your face-to-face, hybrid, or online course, Jean will guide you through your questions and you will leave with results to implement in your teaching.
Contact Jean for:
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Best practices in teaching and learning
  • Online course design
  • Microsoft Teams, Office 365
  • Skype for Business
Elif N. Gokbel
Elif N. Gokbel
Instructional Designer & Technologist | Kearns 215B | 843-349-2351 |
As an Instructional Designer and Technologist at CeTEAL, Elif works with CCU teaching community to improve instruction. Elif facilitates sessions on effective course design for flexible teaching and learning as well as teaching strategies to foster student engagement. She also supports faculty with their research agenda. She facilitates writing circles, offers sessions about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, quantitative research design, and the use of technologies for data analysis (SPSS, Dedoose), research organization (Mendeley), and productivity (digital note-taking apps, task and time management tools). You can contact her for the hyflex course design, the integration of best pedagogical practices in traditional, hybrid, and online courses, SOTL, and research design.

Elif earned her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and earned her master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Duquesne University. Elif continues to present her work at local, national, and international conferences and continues to publish her research in journals in the field. 
Contact Elif for:
  • Best practices in teaching and learning
  • Hyflex course design
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Research productivity tools (SPSS, Dedoose, OneNote, Microsoft To Do, Mendeley, etc.)
Gail Sneyers
Gail Sneyers
Administrative Specialist | Kearns 215 | 843-349-2353 |
Gail has been providing administrative support to CeTEAL since 2013. She can direct you to the CeTEAL staff member who can best address your needs. If you are participating in one of our certificate programs, Gail can keep you updated on your progress.
Contact Gail for:
  • General questions about CeTEAL
  • Excel, Word and Publisher
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Help in finding stuff

About our staff

Our highly competent staff specializes in listening to your needs and helping you develop technology-enhanced solutions for your classroom and work environment. We make technology approachable. You will find our staff to be friendly, flexible, and highly committed to your success with technology.

The CeTEAL staff can assist you with:

  • Pedagogies for face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning
  • Individual and group training and consultation for instructional technologies
  • Demonstration of teaching strategies that integrate technology
  • Provision and development of instructional materials and resources