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Center for Teaching and Advising (CTA)

Committed to Supporting Excellence in Teaching and Advising

Consistent with Gonzaga’s Ignatian heritage, the Center for Teaching and Advising (CTA) advances a culture of reflective practice in teaching and advising at Gonzaga. This helps develop better teachers – and in turn benefits our students.

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About The CTA Department

The Center fosters a vibrant campus community by supporting conversations about, and the development and recognition of, excellent teaching and advising. In addition, it increases the knowledge of faculty members through resources available on-and off-campus, and creates and supports scholarly communities dedicated to learning and applying best practices.

We do this by making the following commitments to faculty across career stages:

  1. We will support faculty members’ ongoing development as teachers and advisors by providing high-quality, relevant programming.
  2. We will support faculty members’ ongoing development as teachers and advisors by assisting faculty to access resources related to teaching and advising on and off campus.
  3. We will support faculty members’ ongoing development as teachers and advisors by maintaining and developing communities of inquiry about best practices.
  4. We will support faculty members’ ongoing development as teachers and advisors by pursuing opportunities for faculty to gain recognition for committed and innovative work with our students..

Meet the Staff

Administration

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Nichole Barta, Ed.D.

CTA Director

Nichole Barta joined Gonzaga’s faculty in 2016. She has an Ed.D. in Studies in Education, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a B.A. in Physical Education. She specializes in curriculum and instruction and preservice teacher preparation in the health and physical education field.

Faculty Fellows

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Kristina Morehouse

Faculty Fellow for the Advising Academy

I have been blessed to enjoy two professions in my life--teaching and writing. Each day, I am excited to come to Gonzaga to teach my students, but more importantly, for them to teach me. I believe that the key to a good life is infinite curiosity. As Paolo Friere says, "Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."

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Shalon Parker, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow for the New Faculty Learning Community

Dr. Parker teaches art history courses on a range of topics, including women artists, 19th c. European art, 20th c. American art, and the history of photography.

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Juliane Mora, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Pedagogy

Juliane Mora has taught communication across the curriculum in the humanities, sciences, engineering, and business for 15 years at four different institutions, from California to Florida. Her research interests are in communication pedagogy at the college level.

CTA Steering Committee

Nichole Barta, Ed.D.

CTA Director

Kristina Morehouse

Faculty Fellow for the Advising Academy

Shalon Parker, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow for the New Faculty Learning Community

Juliane Mora, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Pedagogy

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John Eliason, Ph.D.

University Writing Center Director

Dr. John Eliason is a Professor of English and the University Writing Center Director. He teaches first-year writing and a variety of upper-division courses in the Writing Concentration.

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Nicole Moore, Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences

I study optics, the physics of light. I fell in love with optics as a field of study during a lab project I completed while studying abroad in Paris. I've been playing with light ever since.

Kelly O'Brien-Jenks

Foley Instructional Librarian

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Kathleen Jeffs, D.Phil.

University Core Curriculum Director

Phoebe Oosterhuis

Center for Community Engagement

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Deb Stevenson

Director for Center for Student Academic Success

CTA Services

Teaching Support and Resources

Find resources for curriculum design, high impact teaching practices, and assessment along with strategies and support for using feedback to improve teaching.

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Advising Support and Resources

Find support and resources for advising students to be their best selves.

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Learning Communities

CTA organizes several learning communities focused on critical and reflective thought in relation to some aspect of teaching, learning, and the Gonzaga Mission.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Discover SoTL resources and learn how you can partner with CTA to engage in SoTL inquiry.

Learn More

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Gonzaga University MSC #2478
502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258

Center for Teaching & Advising

502 E Boone Ave
Foley Library, Room 105B
AD Box 89
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6742