Faculty and Staff

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Staff

Dr. Kevin Gannon, Director

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was launched in 2005 with Title III grant funds. Kevin became the Center’s Director in 2014. Kevin earned his B.A. from James Madison University, his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. A Professor of History, he has been at Grand View since 2004, and served as Chair of the History Department from 2011-2014. Kevin is dedicated to helping faculty develop as teachers and as academic professionals. His passions include course design, technology, and innovative student-based learning strategies. He has given talks and workshops around the country on topics such as course redesign and integrating technology into college History courses. He has also worked with K-12 Social Studies teachers in Iowa in several capacities to provide professional development and continuing education. Kevin was recognized by Grand View with the Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award in 2010, and he also coordinates institutional efforts to encourage, promote, and support the scholarly work of the University’s faculty and academic staff. He remains an active member of Grand View’s faculty, teaching half-time for the History Department in addition to his CETL duties.

Karly Good, Instructional Technology Specialist

Karly has been working in instructional technology since 2003. She has been employed by three online educational entities and other Centers of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She has given presentations at international conferences on the mentoring of faculty in instructional technology and instructional design and pedagogy for blended courses. Karly has a B. A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Biotechnology and a M.Ed. from Wake Forest University in Secondary Science Education. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University.