Teaching Staff

Diane E. Boyd

Dr. Diane E. Boyd, Director

Dr. Dr. Diane Boyd is the Director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Auburn University. Her most recent publications and international presentations focus on Course (Re)design for significant learning and space maximization, inclusive leadership, program-level learning improvement, amplifying learner motivation and cognitive science, and Threshold Concepts in teaching and learning. Prior to joining the Biggio team in 2014, Diane was a founding member of the Center for Teaching and Engaged Learning at Furman University (2006-2014) and prior to that the founding director for the Teaching, Leadership, and Technology Center at Louisiana-State University-Shreveport (2004-2006). Diane’s expertise in designing active learning spaces, evidence-based instructional practices, and leadership development help guide the Biggio team to deliver engaging, innovative teaching and learning support for faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students in alignment with Auburn’s instructional mission.

For specific questions related to teaching and learning pedagogy, please contact Diane at deb0020@auburn.edu.


Lindsay Doukopoulos

Dr. Lindsay Doukopoulos, Assistant Director

Dr. Doukopoulos taught at the college level for 10 years before her work as a faculty developer.
Her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning publications and presentations focus on leveraging mobile technology to facilitate team and culture based learning, gamification, and team-tech projects that facilitate information literacy. Her teaching expertise includes experiential, active, and team-based learning in small and large lecture formats and inclusive teaching practices and learning through diversity. Her research interests include instructional technologies and the used of digital artifacts of learning (badging, ePortfolios) to enhance integrated learning and reflective practice for students and faculty.

For Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) questions and consultation requests, please contact Lindsay at lmw0028@auburn.edu.


Wiebke Kuhn

Dr. Wiebke Kuhn, Learning Spaces and Faculty Development Coordinator

Dr. Kuhn taught at a college level for 10 years and provided departmental IT management before her work as a faculty developer. She oversees the new Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library and evaluates formal and informal learning spaces across campus. In addition to her classroom design work, she helps faculty think through teaching and student learning for the Engaged Active Student Learning (EASL) spaces that she manages.

For Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library or EASL questions, please contact Wiebke at kuhnwi1@auburn.edu.


Betsy Gilbertson

Betsy Gilbertson, Instructional Designer

Betsy works with faculty to incorporate active and engaged learning into online classes, transition traditional classes to the online space, and provides one-on-one consultation sessions for faculty and GTAs related to online course design.

For questions related to online course design, please contact Betsy at bmg0017@auburn.edu.


Marisa Singh

Marisa Singh, Communications and Marketing Specialist

Marisa creates communications, marketing, and promotional materials to represent the Biggio Center’s diverse units to the Auburn University campus as well as manages internal communications for the Biggio Center team.

For Biggio Center programs/events questions and requests, or communication and collaboration inquiries, please contact Marisa at


Killian Perry

Killian Perry, Administrator of Academic Programs

Killian provides a wide variety of administrative support to the Biggio Center’s diverse units and is responsible for office and project support duties and tasks.

For office administration, compensation, or grant questions, please contact Killian at tlk0024@auburn.edu.


JoAnn Grier

JoAnn Grier, Administrative Support Associate

JoAnn provides a wide variety of administrative support to the Biggio Center’s diverse units and is responsible for office and project support duties and tasks.

For general Biggio Center questions, please contact JoAnn at grierjo@auburn.edu or biggio1@auburn.edu.


Jerisha Farrer

Jerisha Farrer, Graduate Assistant

Jerisha assists the Learning Spaces and Faculty Development Coordinator with research related to active learning and aids in managing the Learning Consultants in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library.

For questions related to the Learning Consultants and technology in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library, please contact Jerisha at


Edward Ballester

Edward Ballester, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Edward works with the Assistant Director to create teaching materials for the online Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) course, conduct teaching consultations, and leads a Faculty Learning Community for GTAs.

For Preparing Future Faculty (PFF), consultation requests, and information on his Faculty Learning Community, please contact Edward at


Last modified: February 11, 2019