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Pedagogy and Education Research Consultations

Need help with teaching and learning strategies? Our pedagogical coaches can help you design and implement student-centered instructional practices. Thinking about submitting a paper or collecting data on your course? Meet with us to collaborate on research projects or get advice on how to get started. 

Not sure where to begin? Our pedagogy and research experts can help you think about strategies to promote inclusion and equity in the classroom, design a course from outcomes to assessments, evaluate teaching efficacy, analyze course evaluations, clarifying course outcomes and objectives, assisting with classroom alignment, developing assessments and syllabi, and so much more. 

For an appointment, please request an individual consultation.

Meet the people that can help you with pedagogy, education research, and assessment:


Eileen Camfield

Eileen Camfield Ed.D.
Writing across the curriculum, anti-racist pedagogy, instructional development, inclusive classroom communities, and more.
ecamfield@ucmerced.edu

Cathy Pohan

Cathy Pohan Ph.D.
Instructional development, faculty learning communities, education research, inclusive classroom communities, classroom assessment, course design, student...
cpohan@ucmerced.edu

Jackie Shay

Jackie Shay Ph.D.
Graduate and post-doc instructional development, course design, student engagement, STEM education research, and more.
jshay@ucmerced.edu

Adriana Signorini

Adriana Signorini M.A.
Analysis of student engagement & teaching behaviors, classroom observation tools, students as partners, and more.
asignorini@ucmerced.edu

James Zimmerman

James Zimmerman Ph.D.
Instructional development, STEM education research, creating engaging labs, and more.
jzimmerman6@ucmerced.edu

Instructional Technology Consultations

Are you looking for integrating UC Merced-supported educational technologies? Meet with our instructional designers and teaching tools experts to effectively and seamlessly integrate technology into your course. 

Not sure where to begin? Our technology experts and instructional designers can help you integrate remote teaching into your course, organize your CatCourse pages, building accessibility and inclusion into the course structure, optimize and integrate Zoom, Canvas, Clickers, and other instructional tools, and so much more. 

For a technology-focused appointment, please request an individual consultation or join an upcoming workshop

Meet the people that can help you with technology:


Joan Holmquist

Joan Holmquist M.Ed.
Instructional tools, learning management systems, course organization, teaching technology
jholmquist@ucmerced.edu

Sushma Jolly

Sushma Jolly Ph.D.
Course design for different modalities, active learning, and flex spaces, learning management systems, inclusive learning and accessibility, open education resources, instructional design, and technology
sjolly@ucmerced.edu