The Open Classroom Initiative
October 19 – 23, 2020

CeTEAL invites faculty to participate in the Open Classroom Initiative through observing the teaching of your colleagues across disciplines. Several faculty have volunteered to open their classrooms for visits, with the idea that their colleagues will observe and reflect on one another’s teaching. As Lee Schulman calls it, “pedagogical solitude”, the struggle of working in isolation, is never a good thing, and through the Open Classroom Initiative we have the opportunity to move outside our silos and possibly incorporate methods and pedagogy we may never have thought about or observed. CCU has many talented faculty experts who are doing amazing things in their classrooms, and this is your opportunity to see them in action.

This first of the Open Classroom Initiatives will be via the virtual platform, and you will have the opportunity to reflect on the experience and your own teaching. Think about the student experience, consider different teaching strategies, and build community across the disciplines.  

Please review the faculty bios and classes offered, and then register to observe. Please note some classes will have a limited number of participants and may have a prerequisite assignment for you to complete.

Faculty attending will complete a reflective requirement and send to CeTEAL for session credit.

Fall 2020 Open Classroom Hosts

The biographies for the our Open Classroom Hosts.

Corinne Dalelio
Corinne Dalelio

Corinne Dalelio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture at Coastal Carolina University. Her research investigations focus on digital media and online communication, and her dissertation presented the development of a method for mapping and visualizing online discussion board interactions. She enjoys teaching classes on topics related to interactive media and media literacy. Dr. Dalelio has eight years of professional experience in digital web design and marketing, and she also served as a graduate assistant at Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, where she was involved in the development and design of several innovative and collaborative online education and outreach efforts.

Dr. Dalelio is opening her COMM276 classes on TTH at 1:40 p.m

Course Description and register for one of Dr. Dalelio's classes.

Monica Fine 
Monica Fine

Monica B. Fine, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Marketing and Hospitality Department and an Associate Professor of Marketing. Monica’s teaching areas include marketing research, personal selling, services marketing, international business, and promotional management. Dr. Fine’s research interests include the marketing/finance interface, brand acquisitions, IPOs, social and mobile media, and resort tourism. Research authored by Dr. Fine has been published in a wide variety of outlets including: Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing, Coastal Business Journal, Operations Management Education Review, Research in Higher Education Journal, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, Journal of Management and Marketing Research, and the Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business.

Dr. Fine is opening her MKTG357 classes on TTH at 1:40 p.m

Course description and register for one of Dr. Fine's classes.

Peter Gasca
Peter Gasca

Entrepreneur Consultant, Writer and Speaker Lecturer, Executive in Residence

Peter Gasca is the founder of Peter Paul Advisors and works with entrepreneurs and young companies to develop and execute sustainable growth strategies. Peter also serves at Coastal Carolina University as the Director of the Community and Business Engagement (CoBE) Institute, a university consulting practicum he developed, and as a lecturer in the Wall College of Business. He writes about business, innovation and entrepreneurship for and, and is the co-author of One Million Frogs, a book about his first entrepreneurial experience.

Peter is opening his CBAD120 classes on MWF at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Register for one of the Peter's classes.

Siming Guo
Siming Guo

Siming Guo has been an assistant professor of physics and engineering science at Coastal Carolina University since 2017. An electrical engineer by training, his research focuses on applying data mining to electric power system applications. Recently, he has become interested in physics and engineering education research.

Dr. Guo is opening his ENGR235 classes on MWF at 1 p.m. This is a flipped classroom and you will be sent a video to preview before the class.

Register for one of Dr. Guo's classes.

Jamie Hedges
Jamie Hedges

Jamie is a senior lecturer and has been teaching for 10 years in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at CCU. Before then she taught mathematics at the high school level while working on completing her M.Ed. here at CCU. She has taught a variety of classes both online and hybrid before 2020. Jamie has also completed several COOL certified online classes. When not teaching Jamie spends most of her time at the soccer fields with her three children.

Jamie is opening her MATH130A on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. and MATH202 on Oct. 22 at 3:05 or 4:30 p.m.class

Register for one of the Jamie's classes.


Keshav Jagannathan
Keshav Jagannathan

Dr. Keshav Jagannathan joined Coastal Carolina University in 2005. He is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. Jagannathan’s research interests are varied; from statistical distribution theory to pedagogical advances in mathematics and statistics. He has collaborated with colleagues across the University and has a wide range of interests from photography to golf. He has taught online courses both while in graduate school and at CCU and enjoys the challenge they provide

Dr. Jagannathan is opening his STAT201 classes on MWF at 1p.m.

Register for one of Dr. Jagannathan's classes. Limited to 4 participants per class.



Jenn Mokos
Jennifer Mokos

Dr. Jennifer Mokos is an Assistant Professor in the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies where she teaches courses in the Honors Program and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an interdisciplinary human geographer interested in relationships between knowledge production, culture, and the environment. Her current research investigates the interplay between human health and landscape health through ethnographic research on the ecological restoration of rivers that have been sites of long-term homeless encampments.

Dr. Mokos is opening her HONR105 on MF at 1 or 2 p.m.

Register for one of Dr. Mokos' classes. Limited to 2 participants per class.



Anthony Setari
Anthony Setari

Anthony P. Setari, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research Methods in the Spadoni College of Education. Prior to joining Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Setari was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and a Data Fellow with the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research. As a Data Fellow, Dr. Setari supported the research and evaluation work of District of Columbia Public Schools.

Dr. Setari received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Education Sciences – Education Policy, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of Kentucky. He also holds an M.A. in Teaching – Secondary Education from The Johns Hopkins University, which he completed during his work as a Teach for America middle school educator in Baltimore City, Maryland, and a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics from Georgia Southern University.

Dr. Setari is opening his EDUC735 on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Register for Dr. Setari's class. Limited to 5 participants.