Biggio Center Staff


Dr. Diane E. Boyd
Director 

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.

Email: deb0020@auburn.edu

 

Dr. Stephanie Pulford, Associate DirectorDr. Stephanie Pulford
Associate Director

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.

Email: pulford@auburn.edu

 

SamKingDr. Samuel King
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sam has taught and conducted research in schools and universities, as well as in formal and informal learning contexts. His research, teaching and professional experience includes extensive work experience in the higher education, school and non-profit sectors in Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA. His academic background is in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Teaching and Research Focus: Professional Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Informal Learning, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Email: sok0002@auburn.edu

 

Ernestine Morris-Stinson
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.

Email: morrier@auburn.edu

 

Amy Vaughan
Administrator, Academic Programs 

Amy has been with the Biggio Center since April of 2005.  She holds a B.S. degree from Auburn University in International Business.

Email: vaughar@auburn.edu

 

Betsy Gilbertson
Instructional Designer 

Betsy joined the Biggio Center in December of 2011. She has 14 years of experience in instructional multimedia design for higher education.

Email: bmg0017@auburn.edu

 

Paul Springfield
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.

Email: pspringfield@auburn.edu

 

Quanza Hand
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.

Email: handqua@auburn.edu

 

JoAnn Grier
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.

Email: grierjo@auburn.edu

 

Roland DeWitt
Media Specialist 

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.

Email: roland@auburn.edu

 

Earnestine “EJ” Jones
Administrative Assistant 

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.

Email: ezj0005@auburn.edu

 

Breanna Geer
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.

Email: bpg0007@auburn.edu

 

Shankharupa Chaudhuri
Graduate Assistant 

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.

Email: szc0063@tigermail.auburn.edu

 

John Laaman
Graduate Assistant
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.

Email: jlaaman@auburn.edu