Biggio Center Staff
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. Doukopoulos taught at the college level for ten years before moving to the Biggio Center in Fall 2016. Her research interests include instructional technologies and the use of digital artifacts of learning (badging, eportfolios) to enhance integrated learning and reflective practice for both students and faculty. She specializes in fostering collaboration among diverse disciplines. As a creative writer, she has published in multiple genres and has had plays produced in theaters across the country and internationally. As a SoTL scholar, she has published and presented on leveraging mobile technology to facilitate team- and culture-based learning, gamification, and team-tech projects that facilitate information literacy. As a teacher, she specializes in experiential, active, & team based learning in small and large lecture formats and is committed to inclusive teaching practices and learning through diversity.
Learning Spaces and Faculty Development Coordinator
Dr. Kuhn joined the Biggio team in March 2017 to ensure that the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library is up and running while evaluating formal and informal learning spaces across campus for improvements and helping faculty think through their teaching and student learning for the new Engaged and Active Student Learning (EASL) spaces. Her previous work experiences include teaching at the college level, IT management, and classroom design.
Instructional Technology Specialist III
Brandon joined the Biggio Center in 2017 as a Learning Management System and Instructional Technology specialist. An Auburn graduate with a degree in Technical and Professional Communication, Brandon provides support and administration for instructional technology at Auburn. His hobbies include reading, writing, playing guitar, playing video games, and sleeping.
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.
Biggio Center Office Coordinator
Tyciee joined the Biggio team in November 2016. She maintains responsibility for financial, administrative and comprehensive human resources support for the Biggio Center. She administers the Daniel F. Breeden Grant and participates in the coordination for the AU New Faculty Scholars Retreat, oversees enrollment of students in the preparing future Faculty course, and serves as the funding manager for the Course (Re) Design program.
Faison, is a graduate of Brewton-Parker College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. She earned a Master’s degree of Theological Studies from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She possess a profound disposition towards a holistic, strength-based approach to student learning and development in both higher education and K-12 academic settings; Strong proponent of providing superior and culturally responsive educational opportunities for all students and program participants; Intense fervor for cultivating the virtues, passions, and development of leadership in children, adults and families as lifelong learners; Sincere appreciation for cultural diversity anchored in critical and compassionate thinking.
Transformational Leadership Fellow & Professor
Allen Furr, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, has been named Auburn University’s first Faculty Fellow for Transformational Leadership by the Office of the Provost following an internal search, effective Aug. 1.
Working with the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the newly created Faculty Fellow will provide ongoing support to department leaders by enhancing faculty development opportunities and engaging Auburn’s academic leaders in a constructive dialogue designed to support best practices relative to the institution’s strategic initiatives.
Furr brings more than 10 years of experience as a departmental leader, serving as the chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Louisville prior to coming to Auburn University in 2010. He is currently completing his second term as chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts. Furr holds degrees from Texas A&M University, Stephen F. Austin University, Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville.
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 II
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.
Administrative Support Associate
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.
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.
Last modified: June 19, 2017