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

 

Lindsay DoukopoulosDr. Lindsay Doukopoulos
Assistant Director

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. ​

Email: lmw0028@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

 

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 VaughanAmy Vaughan
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 alumna and holds a B.S. in International Business, minor in Transportation / Logistics.

Email: vaughar@auburn.edu

 

Marisa RodriguezMarisa Rodriguez
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.

Email vmr0005@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