Biggio Center Staff

Dr. Diane E. Boyd

Dr. Boyd joined the Biggio team in September 2014. 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. Gisela Buschle-Diller
Faculty Fellow Associate Director 

Dr. Buschle-Diller is a professor in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering. She has the Faculty Associate Director of the Biggio Center since Spring 2009. She received her PhD in Textile Chemistry and Fiber Science from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

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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



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.



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.



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.



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 technology support to faculty at Auburn University.



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.



JoAnn Grier
Dietary Manager Program Specialist 

Jo Ann has served the Distance Learning Program for more than 16 years at Auburn University. She works with the Dietary Manager Program. She holds an Associate’s Degree in applied science from Lauren B Wallace Community College.



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.



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.



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.