Dr. Boyd joined the Biggio team in September 2014. She has over 20 years of teaching experience with students and faculty at a range of institutions. Her scholarship of teaching and learning publications focus on course re-design for significant learning, amplifying learner motivation, and Threshold Concepts in teaching and learning. Her educational development expertise includes eLearning, interdisciplinary teaching, leadership development in higher education, and incorporating mobile technologies in teaching. She earned the PhD in 18th-Century British Literature with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from Auburn University in 2002.
Dr. Pulford’s teaching experience spans engineering, communication, and biology. Her educational development interests include STEM teaching and culture, faculty ensemble learning, and design thinking in educational practice and scholarship. She is currently researching engineering students’ perception of writing, and improvisational skills in teaching. Her scholarship of teaching and learning includes teaching visual and written communication in STEM, student peer review, and educational facilitation practices. Dr. Pulford’s academic background includes degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Testing Center Coordinator
Ernestine joined the Testing Services staff in 1994. She is the testing center coordinator. She holds a B.S. degree from Western Governors University in Marketing Management.
Administrator, Academic Programs
Amy is the financial and HR coordinator for the Biggio Center and serves as hiring manager. Amy administers the Daniel F. Breeden Grant, helps coordinate New Faculty Scholars Retreat, coordinates enrollment of students in the Preparing Future Faculty course, and funding management for the Course (Re)Design program. For over 11 years, she has coordinated the logistical side of Biggio Center’s events, including New Faculty and GTA Orientation. Amy is an Auburn University alumni and holds a B.S. in International Business, minor in Transportation / Logistics.
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Marisa joined the Biggio Center in February 2016. She is an alumna of Auburn University and holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing. She manages general Biggio Center communication outlets; manages workflow between Biggio’s diverse units; researches, writes and designs copy for web, collateral pieces, digital media and promotional items; facilitates the publicity, refreshments and data collection for Biggio Center events; and collaborates with other University units and programs on behalf of the Biggio Center.
Betsy joined the Biggio Center in December of 2011. She has 14 years of experience in instructional multimedia design for higher education.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Paul joined the Biggio Center team in September 2012 and brings with him design and systems knowledge and experience. He provides instructional technology expertise for faculty at Auburn University.
Administrative Support Associate
Quanza joined the Biggio Center staff in 2003. She has a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University Montgomery and an M.B.A. from Western Governors University. She was born and raised in Auburn.
Dietary Manager Program Specialist
JoAnn has served Auburn University for over 18 years. She currently works with Test Scoring Services. She holds an Associate’s Degree in applied science from Lauren B. Wallace Community College.
Roland joined the Biggio center in May of 2012. He is a video/audio enthusiast and translates the Biggio Center happenings to a digital platform. He works as a Videographer and technologist doing many multimedia projects throughout the Biggio Center.
EJ has been doing administrative work since 2008 and has been with the Biggio Center since February of 2012. She sits at the front of the Foy Hall office and is primarily responsible for testing services for the Biggio Center, including exam administration and proctoring.
Administrative Support Associate
Breanna studied pre-law at Auburn University, and joined the testing services staff in April 2014. She assists with proctoring and exam administration in the testing center.
Shankharupa joined the Biggio Center in Spring 2013. She assists with testing services. She is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program through the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology at Auburn.
John joined the Biggio Center team in Fall 2015. He co-teaches the Preparing Future Faculty program, conducts small group instructional feedback sessions, and assists with the center’s other teaching and learning activities. John is a doctoral candidate in the History Department.